SAFA has announced that they are about to implement measures that will be taken to clubs that are being sold, bought, renamed and being relocated.
Various of Premier soccer League in South Africa has been sold, renamed and relocated by different managers which makes a lot of complications within the players of those clubs.
Football has changed to business these days in South Africa and it is making various parties to fight over a minor things.
All 32 clubs in Dstv with Glad Africa included will only maintain their statuses, their location and also it's shareholders. It is the new rule implemented by SAFA and other PSL stakeholders.
According to the CEO of SAFA Tebogo Mothlante," SAFA CEO Tebogo Mothlante, the practice of purchasing franchises with the purpose of renaming it, relocating it and disenfranchising its stakeholders will be prohibited unless sanctioned by the SAFA Competitions Committee.
"The sale of a franchise which is to the detriment of a league championship and results in changing headquarters, changing the name and/or stakeholders, and furthermore is to the detriment of the integrity of sports competition, must be prohibited,” the statement read in part.
The final say if Dstv and Glad Africa clubs fail to comply with these rules, it will result in them being relegated to their region leagues and province LFA.
"4.3.2 In the event of a club being sold and relocating, it shall be relegated to its current Province or SAFA Region or SAFA LFA, except where the SAFA Competitions Committee decides otherwise after considering a properly motivated application to that effect
4.3.3 No team shall be allowed to change its name without the prior approval of SAFA, on the recommendation of the Competitions Committee, which shall not be unreasonably withheld," the statement continued
Bidvest Wits, Highlands Park, Bloemfontein Celtic found themselves being sold, renamed and relocating while Amazulu just changed the ownership only.
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