There are no offers to sell Celtic – Tshabalala

Bloemfontein Celtic owner Max Tshabalala

Bloemfontein Celtic have denied reports that the club owner Max Tshabalala and TS Galaxy president Tim Sukazi have agreed a ‘deal in principle’ for the sale of Siwelele’s status.

This comes after reports emerged quoting Sukazi as saying Sukazi was close to completing the purchase of Bloemfontein Celtic’s status.

READ: Sukazi close to finalising Celtic deal

“I have been speaking to Celtic for quite a while now. As a matter of fact, we spoke in January, but sadly we didn’t have time.

“But we have since moved further. At the end of this month, we’ll be dealing with the financial closure and, by June, I’ll announce to the people of KwaNdebele that we’ll have a team in the PSL,” Sukazi told Ikwekwezi FM, as quoted by the Daily Sun.

Celtic have issued a statement describing the reports as “fake news”.

“There currently are rumours that the club has been sold and that has caused panic to our players‚ staff‚ supporters and sponsors.

“All the news and articles about the club being for sale are fake news. We urge people not to believe anything they see nor hear from the media concerning the sale of the club,” read the Celtic statement.

“The club is in a process of securing a sponsorship deal and all that has been said slows down our progress of securing the deal.

“We accept that there have been enquiries concerning the sale of the club from different stakeholders but nothing concrete was achieved,” the statement continued.

Tshabalala was quoted as saying: “There are no offers to sell the club and the club is not sold.”

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