Selling Of Clubs Could Affect Cape Town
Cape Town Could Have Fewer NFD Teams
From having five clubs in the National First Division, Cape Town could soon be left with one representative in the second tier of South African football.
With Santos relegated to the ABC Motsepe League at the end of last season, the Mother City is left with four clubs in the NFD, namely, Stellenbosch, Cape Town All Stars, FC Cape Town and Milano.
Of the four clubs, only Stellenbosch seems unlikely to be sold. All the other clubs are reportedly keen to sell their respective NFD statuses, with some having confirmed to be seeking buyers, while others have not officially confirmed the intention of selling.
FC Cape Town has been linked with a potential sale of ts status to Ubuntu Trust, but the club’s boss, Errol Dicks, has already stated that the team’s franchise has not been sold, as reported in edition 1028 of Soccer Laduma.
Now, Ubuntu is believed to be looking to purchase Milano’s second tier status, after they pulled out of the deal with All Stars.
“Ubuntu cannot make any statement before completion of all the paperwork, including NSL approval, as I wouldn’t like NSL executive members thinking we’re not respecting the proper process,” said the Ubuntu source.