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Kadodia: Maritzburg would never sell up

Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia says he would never dream of selling his Premier Soccer League club.

Bidvest Wits were recently sold to the owners of Tshakhuma Tsha Madzhivhandila and will relocate to Limpopo next season and compete as TTM.

A number of clubs over the years have endured a similar fate; most recently Mpumalanga Black Aces, who was bought by John Comitis and relocated to Cape Town before being renamed Cape Town City FC.

Roger De Sa and his consortium purchased Platinum Stars and also relocated to Cape Town to form Cape Umoya, although they were quickly relegated from the PSL.

TS Galaxy are reportedly keen on acquiring the franchise of Bloemfontein Celtic, and while the list stretches on over a number of years, Kadodia says as long as Maritzburg stay financially viable, he won't need to sell up.

Speaking to KickOff, Kadodia said: "I have an obligation to KwaZulu-Natal people.

"We can never think of selling our status because so many people have contributed to this club."

He added: "You must run the club with financial discipline, don't feel pressured by other teams and end up spending what is over your budget.

"Understand your budget and focus on developing quality players. It helps to keep the team in this competitive space."