Fans ‘force’ Max to sell Celtic

2016-03-02 06:00
MAX TSHABALALA Photo: Sidwell Guduka

MAX TSHABALALA Photo: Sidwell Guduka

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BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC chairman, Max Tshabalala, said he was being forced to sell the club.

This is after the club’s powerful supporters stood firm in their demand that he had to leave the Mangaung side with immediate effect.

“We know for a fact that Jimmy (Augousti) was forced to sell the club. I am also forced to go out. Unfortunately for me my stint at the club is very short. It means now that everybody who acquires Celtic will be forced out of the club,” Tshabalala told journalists during a press conference at Siwelele Park on Monday (29/02).

Asked for how much he wanted to sell Celtic, Tshabalala refused to name the figures, but instead had a go at the paper.

“Are you buying? If you are interested, buy. If you are a buyer, don’t be in a press conference,” he said.

“I can’t divulge the figures to the media. You don’t buy, you are media. Even if you buy a cow you go to a buyer and then you’ll get the prize [sic].

“I am here with the media and not business people. But if you are business people let’s talk business. Come up with offers,” he added.

Tshabalala’s decision to leave Celtic is probably for the best. He seemingly does not know what he is doing at Siwelele Park.

Celtic are a laughing stock in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) thanks to Tshabalala and the fans have made it crystal clear that they hate him with passion.

“I had a chat with some of the fans who boldly told me they hate me and want me out of the team with immediate effect, hence I am calling on businessmen in and around Mangaung to come up with offers to buy the team and take Celtic forward,” said Tshabalala.

The former Roses United owner revealed that he had already received two offers from possible buyers, but he did not name the people who were interested in purchasing the club.

“We have two offers in black and white. Unfortunately, those offers are from people who reside outside the province.

  • “I want to give Mangaung people first preference to buy Celtic. But if there are no offers from local businessmen I’ll consider offers from outside,” concluded Tshabalala.Max Tshabalala on Tuesday (01/02) phoned the editor, Sidwell Guduka, to apologise for some sarcastic comments he had directed at him during his press conference at Siwelele Park on Monday.

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