Club boss bemoans financial struggles

GladAfrica Championship

Gomora United FC boss Joe Seanego is considering stepping away from the game following more heartbreak in his PSL hopes.

Gomora is the second ABC Motsepe League outfit Seanego could not promote to the GladAfrica Championship despite having a number of former Premier Soccer League stars in his squad, after earlier experiencing the same fate with Baberwa FC.

Sifiso Myeni, Sipho Jembula, Lerato Chabangu, Siyabonga Zulu and Roggert Nyungu are among the former DStv Premiership stars who could not help the ambitious club boss realise his dream of gaining promotion to the national first division.

"We didn't have a very good season. It was a very short season," Seanego tells KickOff.com after failing to qualify for the play-offs this past season.

"To be honest, that's what I'm considering – not to say I'm quitting per se, I'm considering taking a short break from the game. 

"It's just the financial constraints man, we are spending a lot of money. Especially in this pandemic. When you approach people for assistance they tell you they can, but because of this pandemic... 

"Remember, every sponsorship is looking at return on investment, so now in this pandemic I mean, what is going to be their return on investment? For return on investment we are talking about the supporters, the branding, etc.

"But with this pandemic, you can't even get somebody who can supply you with water or Energade. Remember in football, even one rand makes a difference. Football is being played behind closed doors and there's no return on investment. 

"This leaves owners, especially in amateur football, having to cough out every cent from their own pocket. Sometimes you wish somebody can come watch the game and buy the boys Energade, it encourages them. 

"Also the performance of the players depends on the supporters. We will see where this situation will take us [in future]."

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