Monday Jun 06, 2016. 12:54
According to local media reports, the new owner of Mpumalanga Black Aces, John Comitis, is planning to take the club to Cape Town.
As it was announced last week, AmaZayoni have been bought by the former Cape Town Spurs and Ajax Cape Town boss.
The Star website reports that the new owner aims to move the club to the Mother City as he didn't buy the name and could change it to a new Premier Soccer League outfit.
It has also been announced that Muhsin Ertugral, who led Aces to a fourth-place finish, will remain the coach of the new franchise and the players as well as staff contracts will be honoured.
“There is no rule on relocation, other than the permission by the executive committee of the PSL,” said Comitis.
“The only rule is that the new owner may not have owned another club in the last 12 months, which I, of course, haven’t.
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“Also, in terms of business law, you can relocate your business for operational reasons. What was critical for me, with the purchase of Aces, was that all employees and contracts had to be dealt with – and I have now done so, in accordance with the labour law.”
The former FC Cape Town CEO added that he will be meeting the Turkish mentor to negotiate on beefing up their squad.
“I will be meeting with Muhsin next Tuesday, in which we will start proceedings to beef up the squad,” added Comitis.
“Essentially, the idea is to build the team around what Muhsin want, in addition to tapping into the present PSL market for players, we will also be running trials for potential new signings later this month and during July.”
In other news, it has been reported that Maritzburg United are engaged in talks with Moroka Swallows in an aim to return to the Absa Premiership.
Initially, the Dube Birds were reported to be talking to Chippa United, but the Port Elizabeth-based side has since rubbished the claims.