Former Baroka coach Kgoloko Thobejane says although the sale of Bidvest Wits to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila will help improve the standard of football in Limpopo, it still feels like fake news.
The purchase of the 99-year-old club by Limpopo businessman Masala Mulaudzi has sent shock waves amongst the football fraternity in South Africa.
Thobejane feels no different, and also sympathises with those that are employed by the club.
“That one is a surprise to everyone, the oldest team in the PSL. Even now it is like fake news but it’s a done deal,” Thobejane told FARPost when we met with him at Ga-Mphahlele, Limpopo.
“But we football lovers because of the history of Wits University (it is a surprise) but it has happened. We go back to ‘football can kill you’, people are dead at Wits University, millions and millions of people. So it is football, anything can happen at any given time,” he said.
The 2015/16 GladAfrica Championship (NFD) winning coach also expressed his opinion on whether the deal made sense given the history and recent achievements of the club.
“Whatever happened it means it makes sense because if someone is doing something it tells you that there is sense in it. It is just that we will always question why? Why this man? Why this team? Why Wits University from Gauteng to Limpopo?
“But if that is the case I can say to (Masala) Mulaudzi, thumbs up because he did a marvellous job. He breaks the ice that man. I don’t know him but I love him and I can say to him he is a Big Man,” said the Passion FC Head coach.
“We support him and we pray to say that he stays there (Top flight). Maybe Limpopo will have a team that will always be there, that can’t fight relegation because we are fighting relegation every time as teams from Limpopo,” added Thobejane.
Thobejane has also expressed his interest in being part of the TTM side if offered an opportunity by Mulaudzi, granted he gets permission from his current club, Passion FC who participate in the Mpumalanga ABC Motsepe League.
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By Ofhani Munyai