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"This Is The Death Of Celtic"

As Bloemfontein Celtic supporters wait for confirmation of the sale of the club, die-hard Botha Msila is still in disbelief and is dreading the future without a club he has basically given his entire life to.

Information coming out of the Celtic camp is that the club has been sold and players have made their way to Durban to start life under new owners, the management of Royal AM, who were competing in the GladAfrica Championship last season.

Celtic players, old and current, took to social media to express their pain that a club that is a big part of the history of South African football will cease to exist. For some, it's as if they have lost a family member, as the pain cuts deep into the blood which most of them would say is green and white - the famous colours of the club. 

Msila, who was basically the face of Celtic in the stands, has blamed chairman Max Tshabalala for orchestrating the downfall of Celtic

"It's a very difficult situation. This is like telling you that one of your family members is dead and you sit down and ask yourself where to start. Celtic, for us, was a way of life. With Celtic, there is nothing left for us because this club was in our veins. We did not invest financially, but we invested emotionally," the die-hard supporter tells the Siya crew. 

"I can mention so many people who died on the road because of this club. I can mention so many people who sacrificed so much for this club. People paid their last cents to support this club. Ntate Molemela sold this club to Jimmy (Augousti) and he sold it to Max Tshabalala. Why couldn't Max Tshabalala do the same and sell it so someone who will keep it in Bloemfontein? There is a guy who was willing to buy the club and he was from Bloem. His name is Lebohang Mokoena. Why sell the club to someone who is going to take the club outside the province and change the name?

"For them to sell Celtic means they have killed the economy in the province. People will no longer have jobs, from security guys and others. This is the death of Celtic. Ntate Tshabalala Mam'Mkhize and the PSL have orchestrated the death of Bloemfontein Celtic. If Ntate Tshabalala understood the culture, he would not have sold it to someone who will take it outside the province. This is painful. To Ntate Tshabalala, I want to say I am very disappointed."

The PSL is set to announce the sale of Celtic to Royal AM this week.

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