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24-Sep-2020, 03:20 am

SuperSport United issue statement on club sale reports amidst DStv and PSL sponsorship deal


SuperSport United players, March 2020

Top Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit SuperSport United have commented on reports that the clubwill soonbe sold.

Matsatsantsa are owned by SuperSport which is aSouth African Pan-Africa group of television channels carried on theDStvsatellite platform.

The Tshwane giants have moved swiftly to refute the rumours in the following statement on Thursday evening:

“We have been made aware of the rumours and speculation regarding the potential sale of the club," a club statement read.

"These are untrue. We can categorically state that there have been no such approaches and, more importantly, the club is not up for sale."

SuperSport were rumoured to be looking to followBidvest Wits and Highlands Park in selling theirPSL status.

Wits have been purchased by National First Division (NFD) side Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila and the club is set to relocate to Limpopo.

While Highlands Park sold their top-flight status to NFD outfit TS Galaxy and the club is also expected to relocate to Mpumalanga.

SuperSport areone of the top teams in South African footballhaving beenoriginally known as Pretoria City.

Matsatsantsawerepurchased by SuperSportin 1994 and the clubgot approval from the National Soccer League (NSL) and the club was renamed.

The Tshwane giants became the second team after their city rivals Mamelodi Sundowns towin three successive PSL titles, between 2008 and 2010.

SuperSport have also clinched five Nedbank Cups, three MTN8 titles and one Telkom Knockout Cup.

Furthermore, they are the reigning MTN8 champions having defeated Highlands Park in last year's final.

Matsatsantsa also boast one of the best football academies in the country having producedDaine Klate,Kermit Erasmus,Ronwen WilliamsandKamohelo Mokotjo.

We have been made aware of the rumours and speculation regarding the potential sale of the club.

These are untrue. We can categorically state that there have been no such approaches and, more importantly, the club is not up for sale. pic.twitter.com/LpZqgfHDba


Source : goal.com

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