It has been a turbulent time for Free State Stars. The team was on the verge of being sold to Moroka Swallows. This news brought much heartache and confusion to the supporters in Bethlehem. The whole South African football community was slightly outraged at the ease at which clubs were being bought and sold. Since then, though, the deal has been called off.
Supporters Club caught up with one of our star branch managers and FS Stars supporter Nelly Tshabalala to find out how the supporters are feeling following the cancellation of the deal.
Beaver Nazo: Hi Tshidi, how are you doing, and how's your SC branch doing?
Nelly Tshabalala: Hi Beaver, I'm doing well and the branch itself is doing just fine. We are participating in a lot of things in the community, I will feedback to you about them soon.
BN: Last time we spoke to you, you were very angry about the proposed sale of your beloved team, Free State Stars, but fortunately for you the sale didn't materialise. What is the general feeling among the Ea Lla Koto faithful regarding that?
NT: We are no longer angry at the team now, we support them 100%. Yes, a lot of us were very angry and some were even talking about adopting another PSL team.
BN: So the team can bank on your guys' support again?
NT: Yes, of course, it is our team and we love it very much. Yes, we were angry and said some things that we didn't mean, but that's all in the past now.
BN: Tshidi, thanks for taking time to speak to us once again, and good luck for the upcoming season.
NT: Thank you Beaver, it's always a pleasure to speak to you guys at Soccer Laduma.
Do you trust that Free State Stars will not try sell the team again?