The Premier Soccer League claims it remains in the dark over the sale of Bidvest Wits’ topflight status to their lower division rivals TTM.
What was an official announcement late last night by the buying club, followed by comments from its chief executive officer Sello Chokoe to local media about the deal, has seemingly been reduced to mere speculation by the league.
According to the PSL handbook, such a transaction is only viable if approved by the executive committee – and this, says Mato Madlala – is not yet the case.
Madlala is the league’s acting CEO.
“I have not seen an application (for the purchase). Now you are asking me about rules and we are speculating. I can’t comment or give an opinion. I don’t know who is buying – if you are saying its TTM, who is TTM? Because all that is taken into account in terms of who is buying and who are the members of whoever is buying,” she says
“So I can’t comment now because I don’t have anything in front of me. I don’t want to speculate and unpack a rule and assume. You know the rules, you can interpret the rules. I don’t know who is buying. The statement I am making is that I have not received or seen anything as the accounting officer of the league.”