The Limpopo Provincial Government has welcomed the purchase of Bidvest Wits by Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila which may see the province having four teams in the top league.
Wits also confirmed that they have officially sold their status in a statement released on Wednesday night.
As things stand, Limpopo has three teams in the topflight; Black Leopards, Baroka and Polokwane City, but are all in the relegation zone and if all survive, the province will boast four clubs in the 2020/21 campaign.
Limpopo Premier Chupu Mathabatha said he learnt with joy the conclusion of a deal to have a fourth Absa Premiership soccer outfit in the Province.
”We are indeed excited that TTM will now join Black Leopards, Baroka and Polokwane City in the top flight of the Premier Soccer League (PSL), and this comes with lots of economic spin offs for our people in the Province,” said Mathabatha in a statement.
“This fourth team will join Black Leopards in the Vhembe District and Thohoyandou Stadium (their home base ground) will be one of the busiest stadiums come next football season. Polokwane City and Baroka remain in the Capricorn District, both utilizing the world class Peter Mokaba Stadium as their home base,” read the statement.
“We are glad that Limpopo is basically reclaiming its status as the home of football legends. Limpopo has over years contributed and produced big soccer players from Lesley Manyathela, to Trott Moloto, Mulomowandau Mathoho and many others who mesmerized on the soccer turf,” he concluded.
The Province will also have another team in the GladAfrica Championship after the TTM status was sold to local businessman Simon Malatji who currently owns African All Stars in the Gauteng ABC Motsepe League.
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By Ofhani Munyai