Ajax target Free State club's status


KickOff.com can reveal that Ajax Cape Town are targeting the status of a Free State club in a frantic effort to return to the top-flight next season.

Ajax finished in position four on the National First Division log, ending six points short of automatic promotion and missing out on the promotion playoffs by one goal on goal-difference.

Cape Town-based Stellenbosch FC gained straight promotion as champions while Royal Eagles and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzhivhandila are set to contest the playoffs with 15th place in the Absa Premiership.

According to a source close to the Urban Warriors, the club management have made contact with one of the clubs in the Free State with the view to buy their status.

"There is a potential deal that could happen at the end of the season. Ajax are determined to push through the deal and return to the PSL next season," the source tells KickOff.com.

"It could be either Free State Stars or Bloemfontein Celtic, watch this space."

Ea Lla Koto management could be keen to sell the club at the end of the season if they survive relegation after their efforts to put the club on sale failed to materialise a few seasons ago.

Phunya Sele Sele owner Max Tshabalala has been trying to sell the club for the last few years but has not reached a deal thus far, with Bloemfontein-based businesswoman Sinki Leshabane the latest to be in negotiations.

READ: Government to fast-track Celtic sale

READ: Government to report on Celtic sale