GladAfrica Championship Side Pretoria Callies Up for Sale, Pietermartizburg Businessman Lebo Mokoena Makes Bid

GladAfrica Championship Side Pretoria Callies Up for Sale, Pietermartizburg Businessman Lebo Mokoena Makes Bid

  • Pretoria Callies are up for sale and could soon be taken over by a new or have its GladAfrica Championship status sold
  • Pietermaritzburg businessman Lebo Mokoena made an offer to buy Pretoria Callies but there is confusion over the deal's status
  • TS Sporting were relegated from the GladAfrica Championship but are looking to buy their way back into the division

The culture of buying a football club and its status continues as another GladAfrica Championship side is up for sale.

Pretoria Callies are seeking new owners but there is confusion over the status of the sale.

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There is confusion over the sale of Pretoria Callies. Pietermaritzburg businessman Lebo Mokoena made an offer but there are conflicting reports about whether it was accepted. Image: @ptacallies_fc
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The Daily Sun reported that Pietermaritzburg businessman, Lebo Mokoena had purchased the club. According to the publication, it was unclear as yet whether he had purchased the club itself or just the status in the GladAfrica Championship.

FarPost has now noted that the deal collapsed because of the proposed terms of payment.

Pretoria Callies endured a difficult season in the GladAfrica Championship and narrowly avoided being relegated. Jomo Cosmos and TS Sporting were the bottom two teams and will compete in the ABC Motsepe League.

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The Citizen reported that TS Sporting are looking to buy their way back into the GladAfrica Championship and will be looking to purchase the status of another side in South Africa’s first division.

Jomo Cosmos relegated to ABC Motsepe League, Ezenkosi to play in the amateur leagues after 39 years at the top

It’s the end of an era in South African football as Jomo Cosmos were officially relegated from the professional football leagues.

Ezenkosi have been competing in the professional leagues for 39 years and are one the staples of the South African soccer scene.

The club was relegated to the GladAfrica Championship from the DStv Premiership at the end of the 2015/16 season and has been there ever since. Fans hoped they would return to the DStv Premiership, but the club dwindled.

Jomo Cosmos could still avoid being relegated to ABC Motsepe League, Premier Soccer League expects late drama

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There could be light at the end of the tunnel for Jomo Cosmos, despite being officially relegated from the GladAfrica Championship over the weekend. Cosmos’ fate was sealed when they drew with TS Sporting, and Pretoria Callies beat Polokwane City.

While it was a dark day for Cosmos and the South African footballing scene, there still may be hope for Ezenkosi, Sowetan LIVE reported. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) is expecting a late influx of legal cases, which could affect the final log standings if clubs are docked points.

It is understood that a few teams have breached the rules this season or played unregistered players during the season.

Source: Sports Brief News