Annoyed Supersport United Rubbishes Rumours of the Club Being Up for Sale Once and for All

Annoyed Supersport United Rubbishes Rumours of the Club Being Up for Sale Once and for All

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:06 PM
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  • SuperSport United Football Club has made it clear in finality that the club was never put up for sale
  • In recent weeks, rumours have been swirling around that the Tshwane-based club was being sounded out by potential buyers
  • One of them was reportedly Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, but the club released a statement quashing this

SuperSport United Football Club has firmly put to bed rumours that the club was up for sale.

In recent times, there had been whispers in the media that the Tshwane-based club will be put up for auction.

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SuperSport United CEO is tired of the rumours that the club is up for sale.
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According to The Citizen, a potential buyer came in the form of Zimbabwean tech billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, the chairman of Econet. However, United released a statement denying all of this.

As per Soccer Laduma, the statement read:

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"SuperSport United has been made aware of the old repeated rumours and speculation regarding the potential sale of the club. Please note that these rumours are completely untrue. As stated when these false rumours started in 2019, the club is not for sale.
"The club is seeking legal advise on the publications or persons involved in continually issuing these false statements."

The "publication" or "persons" in question could be Twitter account @Unplayable, which was yet to take down the tweet which set off the firestorm of rumours.

This is not the first time that the club's status was rumoured to be up for sale. In 2021, an annoyed SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews waspishly denied that they were looking to sell off their Premier Soccer League franchise rights, as was reported by Sport24.

SuperSport United’s Hunt for a coach continues, interested in a reunion with former manager Gavin Hunt

SuperSport United could be looking to return to their glory days by bringing in the manager that led them there.

As reported by Sports Brief, Matsatsantsa a Pitori have yet to appoint a new permanent manager after they parted with Katano Tembo last season. According to reports, the Pretoria-based side could be looking at bringing back former manager, Gavin Hunt.

Matsatsantsa are expected to announce their new coach in the coming days, with numerous names being linked to the post.

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