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According to the emerging reports, it has been reported that the once great people’s favourite Free State-based club, Free State Stars fondly known by its previous name QwaQwa Stars, has been sold to one of the flamboyant businessman.
Daily Sun revealed that Free State Stars football club has found a new home right before the commencement of 2022/23 ABC Motsepe League.
It is alleged that, the Bethlehem-based team has been sold to business man, Bucks Mthombeni, the owner of Casric football club playing under the same division as Free State Stars.
The team is reportedly set to relocate to Kwa Mhlanga in Mpumalanga.
Free State Stars which was established in 1977 in Bethlehem as Makwane Computer Stars, was co-founded by the late Mike Mokoena.
It then gained its super-stardom status in 1994, after winning the Coca-Cola cup and their last victory was in 2018 when they were graced as the Nedbank cup champions.
Previously, reports made rounds that the football club was through financial constraints post its relegation to the National First Division in 2019.
After the club downgraded to the second tier division, things went south for the great Reds of Free State, and following Mokoena’s passing things deteriorated.
Due to the failure to scoop promotional tournaments, and the club failed to maintain their daily expenses.
This makes it the second Free State based-team to be sold, after Bloemfontein Celtic was also sold to businesswoman, Shauwn ‘MaMkhize‘ Mkhize in 2021.
According to KickOff, the sale of the Motsepe Foundation Championship status of the Stars has been submitted to the Premier Soccer League and is awaiting approval.
The outcome is said to be announced on Thursday.