Zim billionaire Strive Masiyiwa set to buy Supersport United, Club issues statement | Zim News
London based Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa is reportedly on the verge of buying DStv Premiership side SuperSport United.
The Pretoria-based side is up for sale and South African publication iDiski Times report that a deal for Masiyiwa to take over is ‘almost complete’.
The deal is however subject to an approval by the South African Premier Soccer League.
SuperSport United is owned by MuitiChoice Group and the pay-television company initially wanted to sell the club’s PSL status but has now decided on a complete takeover by a buyer.
Insiders believe the sale of the club is more to do with cashflow, since MultiChoice is now bankrolling the South African top-flight, the DStv Premiership.
South African journalist Maskepe Matsebane said the Zimbabwean has no plans to rename the club if his takeover bid is successful. However, should the former hierarchy of Wits snatch the deal under his nose, there’s a potential rebrand and relocation on the cards.
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However, on Tuesday, with a brief statement sent to players and staff which was seen by the crew, the club once again dismissed rumours that they are for sale and have threatened legal action to people perpetuating these unfound rumours.
“SuperSport United has been made aware of the old repeated rumours and speculation regarding the potential sale of the club. Please note that these rumours are completely untrue. As stated when these false rumours started in 2019, the club is not for sale. The club is seeking legal advise on the publications or persons involved in continually issuing these false statements,” the statement read.