Zimbabwean Billionaire Strive Masiyiwa Rubbishes Reports That He Planned to Purchase SuperSport United

Zimbabwean Billionaire Strive Masiyiwa Rubbishes Reports That He Planned to Purchase SuperSport United

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:06 PM
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  • SuperSport United will not be sold before the start of the season despite numerous rumours claiming so
  • Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa has shot down claims that he was about to purchase SuperSport United
  • Strive Masiyiwa labelled the story as fake and a complete disgrace to the profession of journalism

A Zimbabwean billionaire has rubbished reports that he was lining up a bid to buy SuperSport United.

Strive Masiyiwa, the businessman in question, not only denied the reports but also explained that he had never even heard of SuperSport before.

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Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa has rubbished reports that he was purchasing SuperSport United. Image: Justin Chin
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Rumours have been circulating for the third year in a row that Matsatsantsa would be sold before the start of the season, Sports24 reported.

CEO Stan Matthews shot down the reports, saying that he was tired of having to talk about it every year. He added that he would be taking legal action against the publication spreading the fake news.

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Masiviwa also questioned the level of journalism which led to the story making headlines, The Citizen reported.

“What surprised and saddened me was that a self-respecting journalist would imagine a story and simply proceed to write about it as though it were real,” he said.
“That is just so scary and a complete disgrace to this very important profession of journalism,” Masiviwa added.

Masiviwa explained that over the last few weeks he saw a lot of social media posts that he made a bid for the club, but that he never actually heard of them before.

He continued that he wouldn’t buy any sports team, no matter the price because he was not into the business of sport.

Annoyed Supersport United rubbishes rumours of the club being up for sale once and for all

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.

According to The Citizen, a potential buyer came in the form of Zimbabwean tech billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, the chairman of Econet.

Rumours run riot that SuperSport United are preparing to sell DStv Premiership status before 2022/23 season

Reports that SuperSport United are ready to sell their DStv Premiership status are once again doing the rounds.

Matsatsantsa a Pitori finished eighth in the league last season and are currently looking for a new coach to take charge of the side.

Despite their preparations for the new season, Unplayable reports that the club will sell its status before the new season starts.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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