Ex-Bidvest Wits player Mark Haskins has raised his concerns on the impending sale of his former club.
The sale of Wits is said to be as good as done with the club expected to relocate to the Limpopo Province ahead of the 2020/21 season.
The 39-year-old says the reported sale of Wits came as a huge surprise to him seeing that the team was enjoying success with quality players.
“Nobody knows what the truth is, because people have come out and denied the claims so we are all looking for truth, direction and clarity,” Haskins told FARPost.
“It came as a big surprise when it was first reported in the media, especially when you think of how well the team has done in the past couple of years I mean being one of the teams that has been able to win the League which is not an easy thing to do and now to think that they are being sold you have to wonder what went wrong or is it just the ambition of the club has changed or what? I don’t know. But it’s very surprising given how competitive this team has been,” he continued.
“The crazy thing is that my son plays for the Bidvest Wits U15 side so even the youngsters are not sure what the future holds for them because they had just started their league campaign already and they have been wanting to see it through should they get to resume but everyone is everything up in the air right now,” he said.
Haskins who has been doing some work as a soccer analyst at the SABC and also coaching the Wits Varsity team says he feels for the players who also don’t know where they will be playing next season.
“That’s why I am saying it’s surprising because the quality of the squad and the quality of the coaching staff is of a higher standard. The players I can just imagine what is going through their minds, whether they are going to have to relocate or not. Nobody really knows what is going to happen.”
Haskins played for the Students between 2009 and 2012 and was part of the squad that won the 2010 Nedbank Cup.
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