Eastern Cape ABC Motsepe League side Amavarara FC has been put on sale due to financial difficulties.
The Komani-based outfit finished third place in stream A of the Provincial ABC League last season with 25 points.
Lusapho Mzwakali, who is the club chairperson has admitted that he could no longer run the club given the dire financial situation.
“It has now become a burden to me and my family. I have been knocking on various doors for years and no one has come to the party. I can no longer continue to carry the team,” Mzwakali told The Rep newspaper.
“Last season we sold five players to Spear of the Nation because we could no longer keep hold of them. Repeatedly players had nothing to eat at the clubhouse, something that impacted their performance on the field.
“It is a shame because what we achieved is proof that there is talent in this region. Two players from this region are now regulars in the GladAfrica competition. It is a shame that all that work may now come to nought.”
Last year Amavarara received a cash injection of R150 000 from the Chris Hani District Municipality to help with its campaign in the Nedbank Cup. However, no sponsor has since committed to partnering with the club, despite it showing it had what it takes to compete with other top clubs in the province, said the Queenstown local newspaper.
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