Absa Premiership

PSL set to approve FS Stars sale

Free State Stars (File)
Free State Stars (File)

Cape Town - The pursuit of Absa Premiership status appears to be edging closer for Moroka Swallows as the PSL is set to approve the sale of Free State Stars.

Swallows are set to play in the ABC Motsepe League this upcoming season following back-to-back relegations from the PSL and NFD (National First Division) in successive years.

However, the Dube Birds now appear set on buying Bloemfontein-based Stars' franchise and relocating the club to Dobsonville in Soweto.

A consortium, led by Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, is said to be behind the bid.

According to The Citizen, Lesufi confirmed that the consortium had purchased the status of "an Absa Premiership side", but did not reveal the name of the side.

"We managed to get a team that we exchange notes and documents. We jointly filed those documents with the PSL for authorisation," said Lesufi.

"I’m told that the PSL met yesterday, so if they met yesterday we are waiting for the final release to say indeed the transaction has been approved.

"From the side of the team that we have been engaged with, all the documents have been finalised," said Lesufi.

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