Sivutsa Stars has been bought by multi-millionaire couple from Durban, Sbu and Shawn Mpisane.
The couple is in the Mother City this week in anticipation of the team’s league game against FC Cape Town at the NNK Rugby Stadium.
Sbu Mpisane confirmed to Soccer Laduma that he will be moving the club from Nelspruit to Durban at the end of the season.
“That’s correct! We’ve already signed the paperwork. The club has been purchased. I’m only waiting for the end of the season and the club will move to Durban.
“Right now we are busy preparing for the match that will be here in Cape Town. We play against FC Cape Town tomorrow (Wednesday) at three o’clock. I want to create a partnership with a guy called Jeremy Wyngaard. He used to play for Hellenic and Santos. He deals mostly with human rights, democracy, poverty and development.
“I want to create a partnership with him here in Cape Town so that I can also develop the youth from this area. His company is called Life Zone. They go to places such as Gugulethu and all the townships and coloured communities in Cape Town for players from the age of six up to the U13s.
“They usually take them to some kind of competitions in Sweden. I will be supporting him to achieve our goal which is to help the youth through soccer. If you talk about (Siphiwe) Tshabalala of Kaizer Chiefs now, who will be left to talk about in 10 years’ time?
“We will be travelling all over the country from Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Jo’burg – all over. I am trying to get guys like Jeremy who are very interested in soccer. Sivutsa is my trump card to put my foot into the soccer field and to the soccer world.
“The club will be called Royal Eagles FC. I asked this guy (Derick Khoza), ‘What does Sivutsa mean?’ He said it’s the name of his grandfather. So he wants to keep it. Maybe he will buy a club in the Vodacom (ABC Motsepe) or Castle (SAB) League and use the same name,” said Mpisane.
Mpisane confirmed to the Siya crew that Duncan Lechesa will remain the coach of the side until the end of the season. All the changes that will be made are expected to happen at the end of the season.
Sivutsa’s communications manager, Charles Nkosi, told the Siya crew that the issue of the sale is between his boss and the Mpisanes.
“Eish my brother, that’s between the seller and a buyer to reach agreement,” said Nkosi.