Real Kings owner insists club not for sale

Shauwn and Sbu Mpisane. File photo by Sibusiso Ndlovu/ African News Agency (ANA).

Real Kings chairman Bongani Ngidi has dismissed reports that he was on the verge of selling the club to former Royal Eagles co-owner Shauwn Mpisane.

This comes after a picture of Shauwn posing with Kings players at Dobsonville Stadium at the weekend emerged on social media this week.

Other reports also emerged suggesting that Shauwn had taken some of the players that were discarded by Shauwn’s estranged husband, Sbu, to Kings. Ngidi, however, has denied he has put his club up for sale.

“Shauwn has offered me her players, including the coach and I welcomed the offer,’’ Ngidi told SunSport.

“This is because she was fearing that the players she retained from Royal Eagles last season will not play due to her separation from the club. She will be paying those players’ salaries. It’s a win-win situation for both of us. I’m not selling the club to her. You can call her a sponsor.”

Shauwn tried in vain to retain ownership of Royal Eagles through the PSL, but her request was rejected by the Premier Soccer League since the club is registered under Sbu’s name.

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