The news is official. Mpumalanga Black Aces will be sold before the upcoming season. Chairman Mario Morfou sold the club to John Comitis for a lucrative offer that apparently could not be refused. This is not the first time this has happened in South Africa, but it does seem odd, selling a team that finished fourth in the PSL and also housed the league's top goalscorer… Where does this leave the supporters?
It seems the sale is not seen as a good thing by most supporters. Although the business side of things has been explained, it still leaves some with a sour taste in their mouths. Football clubs should be about a bit more than business; they carry the hearts and minds of those who support them.
"I feel sorry for the supporters." – Leni
"It's all about business… Where is the spirit of the game in Mzansi?" – rrexxon
"That's a blow for the people of Mpumalanga." – Stupe Axe
"This is so wrong for us Mpumalanga people. If Mbombela United does not get promoted to the PSL next season, we will have no representatives." – Sir Leeroy 246
We will contact fans throughout the day to get their reactions, but it seems, from the outset, that a dark cloud hangs over Mpumalanga today. Many seem disturbed by the empty stadiums in South Africa, but how does anyone expect a team to have a passionate following when their supporters do not even have a home?
Do you think it's good or bad news that Black Aces have been sold? Can you see any merit for the football?