The revival is set to come after First Division team Nathi Lions were sold to new owners, who are determined to rename the club African Wanderers.
Even though Lions owner Nathi Maphumulo declined to reveal the identity of the new owners, KickOff.com has it on good authority that a UK businessman and Durban mayor Obed Mlaba have teamed up to buy the club.
“It’s true that the club will be in new hands next season,” Maphumulo says. “At this stage we are still trying to finalise some issues before officially making an announcement. I can only confirm that I have retained 30 percent of the shares in the club.
“This was the most difficult and saddest decision to make, but it has come about because of financial problems that come with running the club. It’s painful when you see the players giving their best on the field and know that, come the end of the month, you won’t be able to give them their full salaries.”
Maphumulo hinted that he would sell the rest of his shares to the new club owners once all the financial obligations have been met involving the other shares in the club.
According to sources close to the Mlaba family, Sheppard Murape has been mandated to scout new players for the team next season.