Mgosi 26.7.2016 10:19 am

Royal Eagles owners eyeing Stars

Free State Stars. Photo: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

Free State Stars. Photo: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

Royal Eagles owners Sbu and Shauwn Mpisane are said to be looking to buy Free State Stars’ Absa Premiership status after the Lesufi-led consortium failed in their bid.

“The Mpisanes have seen this as a chance for them to get a Premiership spot, which is what they have always longed for.

They wanted to qualify for it through the NFD, but if a chance like this presents itself, they are willing to take it,” said a source.

The Mpisanes – who are parents of Itumeleng Khune’s ex-girlfriend Sibahle – are willing to buy Stars and would not change their name nor relocate them before the end of the upcoming season.

Meanwhile, after the failed sale of Stars to a consortium led by Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi, Stars general manger Ransti Mokoena says the family is still keen to sell the club, citing financial difficulties as the main reason for the need to sell.

Mokoena says they are still hopeful that someone can come to their rescue and purchase the club.

Mokoena also made it clear that the family will not be looking to buy any National First Division side after suggestions that the Mokoenas are trying to buy Mthatha Bucks.

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# Team GP Pts
1 Arrows 4 9
2 Orlando Pirates 4 8
3 Cape Town City 5 8
4 Polokwane City 5 8
5 Bidvest Wits 3 7
6 Kaizer Chiefs 4 7
7 Platinum Stars 4 5
8 SuperSport United 4 5
9 Chippa United 2 4
10 Highlands Park 4 4
11 Baroka FC 4 4
12 Maritzburg Utd 5 4
13 Ajax Cape Town 4 2
14 Free State Stars 4 2
15 Sundowns 1 1
16 Bloem Celtic 3 1