PSL News 29.5.2018 11:34 am

Botha pleads with new owners to keep Celtic in Bloemfontein

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 17:     Bloemfontein Celtic supporter, Botha Msila, receives the Chairman's award from Irvin Khoza during the PSL Player of the Year awards at Sandton Convention Centre on May 17, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 17: Bloemfontein Celtic supporter, Botha Msila, receives the Chairman's award from Irvin Khoza during the PSL Player of the Year awards at Sandton Convention Centre on May 17, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Prominent Bloemfontein Celtic fan Botha Msila has asked the people planning to buy the club not to move it to Kimberley.

Celtic are said to have been purchased by a Kimberley-based businessman for R60 million, however, the club denies this.

Celtic has had four owners in the past: Dr Petrus Molemela, Jimmy Augusti and Max Tshabalala.

The three generations of owners have kept the team in Bloemfontein and Msila would like to see this to continue.

“Bloemfontein Celtic is the only think we have in Bloemfontein, the club is the only thing we have here,” Msila told Phakaaathi.

“We don’t care who buys the team, it could be anyone but all we want is for the team to stay in Bloemfontein.

“We know that previous owners have had challenges financially with running the club, and sold it. It is okay, as long as the club can please stay in Bloemfontein.”

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