The Premier Soccer League on Tuesday confirmed the sale of Bloemfontein Celtic and offered reasons why the executive committee approved the transaction.
It’s no secret by now that Phunya Sele Sele, a club that is more than fifty years old, will cease to exist after the league’s hierarchy approved the purchase of their DStv Premiership status by Royal AM.
The sale was confirmed by PSL lawyer Michael Murphy, who was reading from a document that had already been circulating on social media hours before the press conference on Tuesday.
Murphy read from the circular that was sent out to member clubs by acting CEO Mato Madlala, making it official:
- The Executive Committee has approved the transfer of the business of two Member Clubs of the League.
- The result, for the coming season, is that:
a). The club previously known as Bloemfontein Celtic will participate in the DStv Premiership as Royal AM this season, with its home venue at Chatsworth Stadium.
b). The club previously known as Royal AM will participate in the GladAfrica Championship as is Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, with its home venue at Thohoyandou Stadium.
- The League is urgently attending to the administrative matters arising from these changes.