Having to play the usual ‘I’m not aware’ tactics by previous club owners -the cat is out of the bag -with confirmed reports that Free State businessman is the new owner.
The deal is rumoured to be in the region of R50m.
“The deal was signed this morning (yesterday) and I’m excited,” said Max Tshabalala, according to Sowetanlive.
The 45 year-old Tshabalala, is the current owner of Roses United, which plies its trade in the SAFA ABC Motsepe League.
“I can confirm I’m the new owner of Celtic. In fact, I’m still trembling. I never thought the process will be completed so quickly.
“We are planning to meet the Premier Soccer League officials later this week to inform them about the ownership change and officially introduce ourselves.”
‘Phunya-Selesele’ previous owners- the Augoustis -in the past vehemently denied the talks ever took place on the sale of the club, using the excuse that they were in Brazil, thus could not comment further.
Tshabalala, confirmed that there will be no immediate changes to the team and that it will be still be based in Bloemfontein.
However, unconfirmed reports were that FS Premier Ace Magashule was also involved in the deal.