Why Maccabi was sold to Swallows


Maccabi FC boss Allan Norman has revealed the reason that led to him selling the status of the National First Division side to Moroka Swallows.

Last week Norman revealed that the Johannesburg side had been sold to Swallows' new chairman David Mogashoa for an undisclosed amount believed to be in the region of R8-million.

Asked what made him decide to sell, Norman told KickOff.com: "You need to represent the greater community to be successful as a football club. We didn't have that."

Certain staff and players will remain with the Dube Birds once everything has been finalised.

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"Some staff and players will become part of the new club. The new owners will apply to the NSL for a change of name to Moroka Swallows. There will be changes as the new owners may decide," Norman explained.

"Now they need to apply for a name change that will be Moroka Swallows. Maccabi will become Swallows. Maccabi is no more, it will become Swallows as soon as they get the name changed.

"Part of the deal is they are going to change the name. The only thing left is for them to make the name change."

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