WP United sold for R6.2-million - claim


They add that the previous owners of Benoni Premier United, the Ndlovu family, have come up with a figure of R6,2-million.

WP United chairman George Scalcoyanis and team manager Colin Gie were members of the Cape consortium that bought the Mvela franchise of Bush Bucks for R2-million when Imbabala went into liquidation last year.

The club was formerly known as FC Fortune. It became Cape United and then changed its name to Western Province United.

Kick Off was also told that the new technical team, headed by Amaglug-glug coach Steve Komphela (pictured), and 11 players from Gauteng were due to arrive today to play a game against a squad from the existing WP United team.

The 11 players could well be members of the Benoni Premier UnitedThanda Royal Zulu reserves that have been training in Gauteng under the watchful eye of coach Sonas Malope.

Kick Off has also not yet been able to establish whether Komphela has officially resigned from Safa, or in what capacity he is linked to the purported Gauteng buyers.

The national Under-23 team coach went on record recently, after Amaglug-glug’s dismal showing in the Olympic qualifiers and Four Nations Tournament, and offered to resign from his post but Safa have not issued a statement confirming this.

During the course of last season, Komphela was also linked to Benoni Premier United after he was seen attending the Rabbits’ training sessions. However, he maintained at the time that he was just ‘advising them.’

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