According to Nkosinathi Chiliza, Uthongathi FC spokesperson, the Mpisane family had never approached the club directly to make their interest in buying the club known. And besides, the club had never been up for sale.
“We learned of the sale in the media, but as co-owners of the club, we have never been in a meeting where the sale was discussed,” Chiliza said.
“We heard that there were people who had been in meetings with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) wanting to buy the club and that there was a deal on the table which the PSL executive committee had been part of.”
Chiliza told the Sunday Tribune that the club was shocked by the PSL’s decision to postpone two of their matches at the start of the GladAfrica Championships in August without any communication. He said the move by the PSL raised suspicions and forced the club to seek legal action.