Mpumalanga Black Aces Football Club appears to be set for a move to Cape Town following the sale of the club to John Comitis.
Following the club’s sale to Comitis, a former Ajax Cape Town shareholder, it is expected that the club will change it’s home as well as it’s name. Comitis, a founder Ajax Cape Town back in 1999, sold his stake in the Urban Warriors following their disastrous 2012-13 campaign but has re-entered PSL ownership.
The club’s former owners, the Morfou brothers, confirmed the sale to Comitis on Tuesday but at that time appeared to paint the picture that Black Aces would remain in Nelspruit. It now appears that the club will not be staying in Mpumalanga for one final season.
‘We have made it a condition that the club remains in Mpumalanga.’ read the club statement.
The position on the club’s home has now changed radically after the latest comments from Mario Morfou.
Morfou, speaking to @, confirmed the sale was an outright sale and not a swap deal between owners; an ever increasing phenomenon in local football.
‘This deal has nothing to do with two clubs trying to swap,its just a straight sale,hence it was approved,’ said Morfou.
‘This is a clean deal where we are selling a company.’
Morfou confirmed that the PSL have already approved both the sale of the club and a name change, meaning the identity of Aces as you know could be in jeopardy.
‘You need approval from the league if you want to relocate a club and do a name change and both have been approved.
‘Now that the league has approved the name change and the relocation, its up to John Comitis to decide what to do.’
‘There is a list of players that was part of the sale and they will go to Cape Town. But if the players are not interested in going to Cape Town, then they will have to reach a separate settlement with Comitis.
Morrow concluded with a message to the club’s fans. He said: ‘We just want to thank the supporters for their support over the years,through the good and the bad times. We believe that this was the best decision and its time to give the baton to someone else to carry on.’