Kara still behind FC AK
Posted: 11 March 2009 Time: 15:10
Banned from soccer for 10 years after being found guilty by PSL DC following a bribery and corruption hearing, former FC AK owner Azziz Kara has publically admitted that he is still behind the club.
Kara made this known yesterday when he went onto a radio sports show and dismissed reports that “his team” FC AK was up for auction. Despite admitting that “his club” was experiencing financial problems, Kara promised Bahumi fans that their club was “not for sale” and that he will do everything in his power to keep it at their home ground, Eldorado Park. “Like any team, we have financial problems, but I believe we are still the best in terms of treating players as we have some of our staying in flats with DStvs. It is quite true that we have failed to pay full salaries to some of the players, but we have made sure that we give them something to keep them going,” he said. Kara also made a public apology to both PSL chairman Irvin Khoza and Safa president Molefi Oliphant for what has been termed negative comments and allegations he made against them. Kara blamed people worked with him at the club in the past for misleading him with incorrect information about both Khoza and Oliphant. “I was misled by people who wanted to settle old scores against Dr Irvin Khoza and Dr Molefi Oliphant,” he said. PSL prosecutor Zola Majavu, when questioned by KickOff.com on whether the League would take any action against FC AK in the light of Kara’s statement on the radio, he said that he was in no position to comment as he did not listen to the interview.