Maritzburg United could relocate to Port Elizabeth after they were offered an enticing deal by the Eastern Cape city.
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Team of Choice chairman Farouk Kadodia has confirmed an offer had been tabled, just days after Premiership new boys and National First Division champions Chippa United turned down a similar offer made to them by PE.
United have previously played select games at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium after striking a lucrative agreement with the municipality last year, and this time around provincial government are trying to lure the PSL side over on a permanent basis.
“There has been a proposal and it something that we are going to consider,” Kadodia confirmed to Football411.
United, who have been without a commercial sponsor since gaining promotion to South Africa’s top flight in 2005, are completely self funded, and the PE deal offers the chance to ease the club’s significant financial burden.
“Our hearts are in Pietermaritzburg but it is the future of the club that we need to worry about,” Kadodia explained.
Playing their games at Harry Gwala Stadium takes up a considerable chunk of their funds.
“We have to give it some thought,” the United chief added. “There is a huge cost of staying in the PSL and this is something that can relieve our budget.”
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