PSL : Still no offer for Celtics from Mangaung
Bloemfontein Celtic Chairman today confirmed that he has received two offers for the team
On Saturday things took a turn to the worst for Celtic Supporters. Missiles when thrown on the field of play including a bottle of Heinken.
One object hit Ayanda Gcaba on the head and all hell broke lose with Orlando Pirates supporters moving in to protect their players from what the they termed “Hooligans”.
“We sympathize with what Celtic Supporters are going through but our boys and stadium shouldn’t be used as demonstration place. They should complain to their management in Bloemfontein and not hurt our players or destroy our stadium” said one Orlando Pirates supporter on Saturday
Celtic Supporters alleges that the team management cancelled buses that were arranged to take them to Orlando Stadium to attend the game.
In the run up to the game the has being several clashes between Management and Supporters of Celtics, the supporters have threatened to boycott games.
Against Maritzburg United players were forced into Hippo (police vehicle). The police had to escorted them out of the stadium after supporters blocked the way for players and prevented them from exiting the match venue the normal way.
On Sunday we woke up to the news that Celtic Chairman was ready to sell the club and invited offers.
“I must concede my heart is painful at how some supporters behaved last night. Vandalizing the stadium, fighting and hurting Pirates supporters in the process and clearly the situation has gone out of hand. It was also hurt seeing a National Heritage Site (which is part of the 2010 World Cup Legacy) being ripped apart because of frustrations against one man (Max Tshabalala), we need to respect and maintain our infrastructure. I Personally respect human-life and would like to see our people growing rather than being hurt. I was pained to see innocent soccer loving fans being beaten some to a pulp and that led me to the decision to sell the team.” said Tshabalala
“I had a chat with some of the fans who boldly told me they hate me and want me out of the team with immediate effect hence I am calling on businessman in and around Mangaung to come up with offers to buy the team and take Celtic forward” he continued
Celtic confirmed today that the club has received two offers on the club’s official Twitter account.
“We have received two offers already from business people that will would like to buy@Bloem_Celtic, ” the tweet read.
Tshabalala has explained that the offers he has received are from outside the Free State province and, that the offers will be considered, should there be no local (Mangaung) offers coming his way.