ABC : Sello Chico Twala back in Football
Alexandra United director Nic Nicoloua confirmed that Sello Chico Thwala is the new shareholder of Alexandra United FC.
On the eastern side of Johannesburg lies Alexandra, a dusty township that is known for many things including the most famous gangsters of the 1950’s, Political Activism and definitely the outstanding soccer players and administrators it has produced over the years. Football has always defined peoples’ lives in Alexandra where soccer players were followed and celebrated from an early age. In the early 90’s Alexandra United, the most successful team from Alexandra, gained promotion to the National First Division, one division lower than the Premier Soccer League.
This Promotion raised a lot of hope for local footballers and the community at large was behind the team. Sadly, the team was sold in the late 90’s due to financial challenges and with this, faded many dreams of local boys who saw the team as a platform to launch their football careers.
In 2009 Alexandra United was bought back and returned to Alexandra United but having now gone a division down, the team’s goal is to work hard and move up division by division until they reach the PSL, one day becoming a force to be reckoned with in our top local league. Now the team is Campaigning in the ABC Motsepe League Gauteng division and the team currently in position four on the log.
The former Ria Stars boss bought 50 percent of the shares at the club with the aim to give back to the community of Alexandra township . Chico as he is effectively known said his first assignment is to get Alexandra United back to Alexandra stadium.
Sello Chico Thwala is well known Musician who loves football and has been involved in football for many years. Sello Twala was born on 01 January 1963 in Soweto, Johannesburg. His father was born and raised at Bungeni village, 21 KM east of Elim Hospital in the former Gazankulu homeland in Limpopo Province, then known as Northern Transvaal.
“We are delighted to have Sello Chico Thwala as a share holder and his insights will assist us on our quest to get promoted to the big league” said Alexandra United director Nic Nicoloua
“We welcome any good partnership that will assist the team going forward ,because the brand Alexandra United is bigger than all of us’ he continued