Pietermaritzburg-based PSL club, Maritzburg United have sort to put to rest assertions that the club is up for sale. The club released a statement stating that there was no truth to the reports that the club was looking for new owners.
“While Maritzburg have been open in the past about the financial challenges of running a professional football team without a title sponsor, this by no means equates to a desire to sell the club and there are no such plans in the pipeline,” read the release by the club.
KwaZulu-Natal businessman, Bongani Gumede was said to have been close to holding talks with Maritzburg United chairman, Farook Kadodia but this has been dismissed by Kadodia.
“I can categorically state that there are no negotiations underway to sell the club and that there are no plans to sell the club,” declared Kadodia.
The club has started preparations for the upcoming season under the guidance of German coach Ernest Middendorp. The afore-mentioned financial troubles have been eased by the sale of a couple of players including the big move by striker Thabiso Kutumela to Mamelodi Sundowns.
Kadodia has previously stated that selling the club would be a last resort as he continues to look for commercial partners to provide long-term stability. Maritzburg United finished the 2020/21 season in 13th position with 30 points.