- Bloemfontein Celtic has reportedly attracted the interest of a group of Chinese companies
- Sources at the club revealed that fans were told during a meeting that a Chinese buyer was looking into making an offer for the club
- The club is due to hold key meetings with supporters on Sunday and Tuesday to discuss the deal
Bloemfontein Celtic has reportedly attracted the interest of a group of Chinese companies who are looking to buy the iconic but troubled club. Sources close to the matter said the club’s management made the revelation to a group of fans during a closed-door meeting.
The source said fans were asked not to speak to members of the media about the meeting and to keep the details of the meeting a secret. Bloemfontein Celtic management will hold further meetings with fans on Sunday and Tuesday to discuss the matter.
The source further revealed that no guarantees were provided and for now the matter was being treated as just another story.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the club was hesitant to make any promises to supporters because it had not received any guarantees from the Chinese group and did not want to jeopardise a possible deal.
Citizen.co.za reported the club’s supporters view the Chinese offer as preferable to another offer which has been made by business man Ben Moseme.
Bloemfontein Celtic have been struggling financially all season and recently had to request a loan from the Premier Soccer League (PSL) in order to make payment to its players, staff and creditors.
The club has already failed to pay its players on time twice this season, the last lapse in payment led to a mini-strike by the players.
Despite the financial struggles head coach Steve Komphela has enjoyed huge success with the team since joining at the start of the season. Komphela has managed to use the struggles to galvanise the players.
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