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Amakhosi celebrated Kaizer Chiefs chairperson Kaizer Motaung’s 77th birthday in fine style with a dominant win against Chippa United. Picture: Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs issue statement on club sale rumours

Kaizer Chiefs have categorically denied any truth to the rumour that the club was up for sale and that they had received a lucrative bid for an official take over.

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Amakhosi celebrated Kaizer Chiefs chairperson Kaizer Motaung’s 77th birthday in fine style with a dominant win against Chippa United. Picture: Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs have categorically denied any truth to the rumour that the club was up for sale and that they had received a lucrative bid for an official take over.

Speculation was rife last week that Chiefs were for sale, amidst all the turmoil that had been happening with regards to the firing of a coach and the dire results that the Naturena-based outfit had been churning out of late.

A report then surfaced that the Motaung family were open to selling their club, with an Asian family reported have shown interest, which they in turn allegedly accompanied with an R512 million offer. However, things went quiet from that point, which could’ve been a further hint on the lack of authenticity that the rumours have.

Big money was already on the cards

The rumour did, however, go viral enough to catch the eye of those at Chiefs, and the club’s social media pages have since moved swiftly to quell the speculation and put the issue to bed once and for all. They also went as far as reminding the Amakhosi faithful to always seek their news regarding the club, from its official platforms.

Chiefs have since denied the rumours

“Fake News! The Club is NOT for sale! Please be aware of fake news going around social media and other platforms. Please follow us on our official Club properties for authentic news. You can e-mail us and call us to confirm as well. #Amakhosi4Life” read the tweet on Chiefs’ official Twitter account.

Chiefs are now in a race for a top-eight spot

Chiefs have are currently going through a period where they are trying to weather the storm. The club is guaranteed to finish the current DStv Premiership campaign with the lowest ever points tally in their existence. As a result of that, they resorted to firing coach Gavin Hunt and installing his assistance club legend Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard in an effort to steer the ship into a top-eight spot.

New head coach expected to be announced soon

Although the club is still to appoint a permanent head coach, they have moved swiftly to rectifying the holistic structure of the club with the appointment of former Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki as Head of Technical and Youth Development Academy

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