Botha speaks out over Sukazi's plans


Bloemfontein Celtic superfan Botha Msila believes if the club were to be sold to Tim Sukazi and moved, the entire Free State community would suffer.

The sale of the club's status has been everyone lips for years now, with the TS Galaxy owner the latest in a long line of suitors willing to take over the club.

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Sukazi believes the time is right but has also stated that he will move the club to Mpumalanga and "come up with something special" for Siwelele supporters.

One of those die-hard superfans is Msila, who believes moving the team to another province will devastate the community that produces the most vocal support in the country at all of Celtic's home matches.

Notice Botha's ever-presence at Celtic matches in the gallery above! 

Botha says the Free State province will be empty if the club were to be sold and admits the supporters don't have any power to stop any potential sale.

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"It has always been talks over the years, it has become monotonous to us as fans, but we won't stop the chairman and it's his property after all," he tells

"But he must take it into consideration that the people of Free State only have Bloemfontein Celtic, the only entertainment they have, unlike other privileged provinces where there's Uzalo, Generations and Muvhango."

Botha says he misses the late Ntate Petrus Molemela, who always had the best interests of the supporters at heart and would be honest with them.

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"It's very painful because our children grew up knowing this team, it has become a culture to many," he explains.

"Days like these I miss the late Ntate Molemela, who would call us to communicate with us as fans.

"The dreams are shattered. The jobs will be lost. It would be very sad to lose this club."

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Botha has not been to recent football matches and says he had to obey orders from the doctors to take it easy following his exertions last year.

The man with the shower cap made national news when he hitch-hiked from Cape Town to Cairo to watch the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.