Financially struggling Shabanie Mine might sell its premiership franchise, the club’s chairman Elias Marufu has revealed.
Marufu said the club is likely to take a new route after its Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is scheduled before the end of the year.
“After the AGM there will be a new direction and that’s why I have brought it up here, “ said Marufu.
There is an ongoing wrangle at the Chinda Boys with the supporters’ executive last week announcing that they had fired the Marufu led executive based on a clause in the club’s constitution which gives the fans power to veto out the leadership during an AGM.
However, Marufu disputes that saying the supporters don’t have a say in the running of the club which he claims is still under the ownership of the Mine.
“Where the supporters end is just supporting the team not about the ownership of the asset. It is still owned by the company. If somebody was to come and discuss the franchise of the team, he will discuss with the company and go ahead to change the name of the team if they agree on the fee.”
Shabanie has been struggling financially since the Mine stopped operations over a decade ago. Its recent survival has been largely dependent on well-wishers from the community and donations from the supporters.