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Phakaaathi Reporter
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26 Jul 2017
3:37 pm

Mpisane takes a swipe at AmaZulu for buying PSL status

Phakaaathi Reporter

Royal Eagles owner, Sibusiso Mpisane, has taken a dig at AmaZulu for using what he calls a “wheelchair” to get into the Absa Premiership.

Lunga Sokhela, general manager of AmaZulu (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Usuthu have been heavily criticised after they bought their way back to the Premiership by acquiring the now defunct Thanda Royal Zulu’s top flight status in a deal believed to be in excess of R42-million.

Mpisane was however also rumoured to have tried to ‘hijack’ Usuthu’s deal with Thanda and later reportedly offered to buy out financially troubled Free State Stars.

He dismissed all these allegations as mere speculation.

“There are always rumours in football,” Mpisane was quoted as saying in Isolezwe on Wednesday.

“I have never tried to buy any team’s top flight status. We want to work hard to win promotion to the top flight,” he added.

He then took a swipe at Usuthu: “I don’t want my team to be pushed in a wheelchair to the Absa Premiership. I want us to work for it and earn it. I don’t have a problem with those who prefer to buy their way up though. But we don’t have plans to be pushed in a wheelchair.”