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Sport - Date: 29 May 2020
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 8578
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM) are likely to announce the identity of the person who will buy their GladAfrica Champions franchise this weekend, at the earliest, or early next week.
According to the club’s marketing manager, Mr Tshidino Ndou, the process to get rid of the status of the Tshakhuma side was at an advanced stage. Ndou stated that they were done with most of the aspects regarding the sale agreement and that the only thing left was for the two parties to append their signatures on the dotted lines.
When asked whether the prospective buyer was based in the Limpopo Province or not, Ndou stated that he did not know, saying the matter was in the hands of the top management.
Asked what would happen if they sold their GladAfrica Championship status and their attempts to procure an Absa Premiership franchise did not bear any fruit, Ndou confidently said that the process to purchase an elite-division status was at an irreversible stage. He again stated that they would not have gotten rid of their GladAfrica Championship status if they were not sure of their next move.
When asked about the Absa Premiership clubs that they were negotiating with for the status, Ndou said that only the top management had a better knowledge regarding the matter. When asked to comment about the rumour that they were negotiating with Bloemfontein Celtic and Bidvest Wits, Ndou indicated that he could not respond to rumours.
He appealed to local football lovers to remain calm and wait for the president of the club, Mr Masala Mulaudzi, to make an announcement at the right time.
Reports by several media houses in the recent past showed that Mr Tim Sukazi, the owner of TS Galaxy FC, was about to clinch a deal to buy Bloemfontein Celtics and that only the financial part was delaying the signing of the sale agreement.
TS Galaxy are currently campaigning in the GladAfrica Championship. If any truth lies in the rumour that TTM were negotiating with Bloemfontein Celtic and Bidvest Wits and Sukazi has bought Celtics’ status, Bidvest Wits are indubitably the only side TTM are pinning their hopes on.
Although Ndou vehemently refused to commit himself about that, Limpopo Mirror had heard from reliable sources that TTM, or Vhadau Vha Damani as they are affectionately called, were about to seal a deal with Bidvest Wits.
The marketing manager of TTM, Mr Tshidino Ndou.
Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990. He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.