Dan Malesela hits back at PSL status sale critics


TS Galaxy coach Dan 'Dance' Malesela has responded to critics calling for the Premier Soccer League to stop allowing clubs to sell their statuses.

Malesela has been re-appointed as head coach at Galaxy after resigning back in February, as the club looks to begin life in the top-flight next season.

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Rockets boss Tim Sukazi last week completed the purchase of Highlands Park, after an earlier deal to take over the status of Bloemfontein Celtic fell through.

The 2019 Nedbank Cup champions will now be campaigning in the big league, though many have criticised the exchanging of statuses that also recently saw Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila take over that of Bidvest Wits.

"People sell clubs because they feel they can’t do it anymore. People buy clubs because they want to own those clubs," defended Malesela in an interview on Galaxy's official website.

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"I can see that people are saying this thing of buying and selling of clubs, it is not good in the PSL. You can’t just say that because you feel like saying that. 

"If I’m struggling as a club owner financially and nobody is willing to help me, what do I do?  Do I make my employees struggle? Or do I say, let me rather ship out before there is a bigger damage? 

"Because the next thing, you will take risks and at the same time end up owing SARS. The next thing, people will be saying this club owner is making players suffer. He hasn’t paid them and is owing SARS. 

"If I can see that I’m no longer going to manage as a club owner, why not sell?"

See the last dozen or so previous PSL status sales below