Kiglon fails to sell

HARARE - Companies and big shot businessmen are shying away from buying troubled premiership side Kiglon FC as the directors are asking for US$150 000, reduced from their December asking price of US$170 000.

The Chitungwidza-based outfit has been on the market ever since the close of the 2009 premiership season.

Losing away to Hwange 3-1 mid week made things worse for the team whose directors have not made it a secret that they can no longer afford to run the team.

“On away games we spend about US$6000 a week on transport, food and other expenses. When we play at home we are looking at US$2 000. It is just too much for us and we want out of football,” said co-director Thompson Dondo.

Dondo hinted that their asking price for the club had scared a lot of people away. One of those who was interested in buying the club was flamboyant businessman Philip Chiyangwa, and recently a consortium of Bulawayo born Harare-based businessmen.

The last team to be sold in the premiership was Eastern Lions, which changed hands and was renamed Bantu Rovers at the start of the 2009 season. It was reportedly sold for US$50 000.

Post published in: Zimbabwe Sports News

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