Premier Soccer League Officially Approves Cape Town All Stars’ Relocation and Renaming Application

Premier Soccer League Officially Approves Cape Town All Stars’ Relocation and Renaming Application

Byron Pillay
  • The Premier Soccer League have approved Cape Town All Stars request to relocate to Johannesburg
  • Chairman Lunga Ncwana has big plans for Cape Town All Stars and has brought in a new coach
  • Cape Town All Stars will play their Motsepe Foundation Championship football as All Stars FC next season

The City of Cape Town will lose one of its Premier Soccer League sides for next season.

Cape Town All Stars, who compete in the Motsepe Foundation Championship (National First Division), have been given the approval to relocate and rename their side.

Premier Soccer League, Officially Approves, Cape Town All Stars, Relocation, Renaming, Application, Soccer, Sport, South Africa, Johannesburg, Lunga Ncwana, SABC Sport
Cape Town City have been given the go-ahead to relocate to Johannesburg and change their name to All Stars FC. Image: @Joshua_Journo
Source: Twitter

As reported by SABC Sport, the team will move to Johannesburg and be renamed All Stars FC.

Many clubs undergo a name change and relocation after being sold, but that’s not the case with Cape Town All Stars. Chairman Lunga Ncwana has bigger plans for the side and has opted to relocate them.

Exciting feature: Check out news exactly for YOU ➡️ find "Recommended for you" block and enjoy!

Allan Freese has also been replaced as the coach, with Sinethemba Badela taking over. Morgan Mamilla, previously with Chippa United, has also been brought into the club. It’s unclear what his new role at the club will be.

The club are currently speaking to players to see who is willing to relocate from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

Cape Town All Stars made it to the relegation/promotion playoffs during the previous season but finished behind Swallows FC and the University of Pretoria. The club were also fined R100 000 for unsporting behaviour, after a few players and the goalkeeper coach, accused the match officials of bribery following their defeat to Swallows, Soccer Laduma reported.

Cape Town All Stars crush Swallows FC's top-flight hopes with dramatic late victory in the promotion playoff

Swallows FC’s season could have been ruined in the space of five minutes.

The Dube Birds went from being 1-0 to being 2-1 down in the space of five minutes.

Swallows now need to win their last game to retain their DStv Premiership status, Sports Brief reported at the time.

Cape Town All Stars' dreams of playing in DStv Premiership extinguished in AmaTuks draw in PSL play offs

The University of Pretoria and Cape Town All Stars played out an entertaining 1-1 draw at the ABSA Tuks Stadium in Tshwane earlier this afternoon.

In a match Sports Brief observed, Thabang Sibanyoni pounced on a mistake by All Stars goalkeeper Luther Jacobs in the 44th minute. Ndiviwe Mdabuka equalised for iGugu LeKapa in the 55th minute.

The result was fatally costly for the visitors, as they were eliminated from the mini-tournament mathematically, dashing their already fading hopes of playing in the DStv Premiership next season.