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FSS And Swallows Have Just Halved Their Support Base

The deal is off. Moroka Swallows will not be in the PSL next season, and Free State Stars will remain. After all the hype, the consortium from Moroka Swallows failed to meet all the conditions of the sale, and the result is a deal that will go unapproved. This has left a heap of a heartbroken supporters on either side. In hindsight, it seems like one of the most unnecessary business ventures ever undertaken.

Who is the real winner here? Did this deal benefit anybody? I think not.

From the side of Moroka Swallows, the supporters have already fled seeing as it is too heartbreaking watching your team get relegated twice in a row, and none in Dobsonville will be able to trust a technical team, management, owners, or players who managed a double drop.

On the Free State Stars side, who in Bethlehem will trust someone who tried to sell their team but failed? Can the owners now go back to the supporters with their hat in hand, and say: "We didn't mean it, please still go to the stadium"? I doubt many will be that forgiving.

There are a number of lessons to be learned from this failed deal, and they do not paint a good picture for our football. First, this shows that if you have enough money, you are immune from a bad footballing performance as you can get relegated twice and then buy your way back to the top. Secondly, PSL teams are seemingly more than willing to do away with their supporters for the right price. And thirdly, no one can ever expect a team to amass a proper support base and fill a stadium as long as these deals are a feature of our football. How is one supposed to trust a team when you do not even know if it will be around tomorrow?

Supporters Club sends its love and comfort to the supporters of Swallows and Stars; it's a pity the management of your club put you through this ordeal. Let's hope that, in the future, the PSL will care about you more than the club and enforce stricter rules to make sure clubs don't transfer as often as players.

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