After the meeting with players which confirmed the change of owner at Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, Soccer Laduma was given a bit of insight into what happened.
The players at TTM were summoned to a meeting on Monday in Louis Trichardt, where chairman Lawrence Mulaudzi informed the players that there would be a change in ownership. Dr Abram Sello was introduced as the new owner of the club and he made it clear that they would honour the contract of the players at the club.
“Yes, they said they said they would do (that they will honour contracts and pay outstanding salaries). They told us about what is happening and then we were introduced to the new owners of the team,” an insider told the Siya crew.
“The guys were very relaxed, and we all accepted the new owners in good spirit. We were told that the team would be moving to Polokwane in the next few weeks. The mood has changed since the new owners came because things have not been easy.”
Since buying the Premiership status of Bidvest Wits, controversy has surrounded TTM, from player salaries to talk of CEO Sello Chokoe apparently being on the wrong side of the law, with fraud. There was no stability under the leadership of Mulaudzi, with the club being in the news for the wrong reasons more often than not.
Word reaching the Siya crew is that the change in ownership is yet to be approved by the Premier Soccer League.