Ex-footballer Andries Sebola has offered advice to new Bidvest Wits (Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila) owner Masala Mulaudzi following the confirmation that the purchase of the Absa Premiership status has been completed.
Mulaudzi first emerged into the South African football scenes in 2017 after buying a lower division status from Milano United.
Three seasons later and struggling to gain promotion from the GladAfrica Championship, the Limpopo-based businessman has now acquired the ownership of one of South Africa’s oldest clubs, Bidvest Wits.
“Treat the players like how other professional clubs treat their players,” Sebola said.
“If you can check TTM have cut salaries of their players (during COVID-19), some of the players’ contracts have been terminated which was not a good idea but now they have to run their team professionally because if you do not run your team professionally, players will be demoralised, they will not perform the way they are performing,” the former Orlando Pirates striker tells FARPost.
“Wits coming this side (Limpopo) will also mean our football will improve so we also have to start having the mentality of professionalism. It’s a good thing to have another team in Limpopo, more especially the possibility of having four clubs, that’s of course if one team doesn’t get relegated,” he said.
The man football fans used to call ‘Super Sub’ also wishes the majority of the current Wits players could relocate with the club.
“Those players from Wits have experience so they also have to come over so that they can finish their contracts with the club. So my wish is to see those players coming over so that the ‘new’ club can have more depth you see.”
Wits are expected to relocate to Limpopo ahead of the 2020/21 PSL season.
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By Ofhani Munyai