Irvin Khoza delivers deadline for sale of Free State Stars' PSL status to Moroka Swallows


Moroka Swallows - through a consortium led by Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi - are in the process of buying Stars' PSL status, but Khoza says as it stands no deal has been endorsed by the League.

Khoza says the two parties have until the end of the week to file the relevant paperwork otherwise the League will not approve the transaction.

"If by the end of the week there has not been any application for change of ownership of Free State Stars, we will not consider the sale. As it stands, there has been no application to the League," said Khoza at a press conference at the PSL offices in Parktown.

"If we we don't have clarity by the end of the week there will be no transaction, change of club or anything like that."

The Orlando Pirates boss added: "It is very much important to explain one or two things. As we speak we don't know who these people in the trust are. We only know Mr Lesufi.

"If the intention of the trust is to buy the club and seek a name change, that is a matter to be dealt with when the time comes .. as it stands, no application has been made.

"We are dissapointed because they let the cat out of the bag prematurely. I spoke to Mr Lesufi and he apologised. I hope they will conclude it this week because we can't wait too long."

"Our position as the League, right now, is that we await a full report from the parties. I want to appeal to MEC Lesufi that together with whoever he's involved with in the consortium to finalise this asap."

Meanwhile, Mthatha Bucks yesterday dismissed reports that their National First Division franchise could be sold to Ea Lla Koto.