Panyaza Lesufi, pictured , has apparently gone to ground after coming under scathing criticism from the Premier Soccer League over Moroka Swallows’ proposed purchase of Free State Stars’ status.
National First Division side Moroka Swallows fans. Picture credits: Veli Nhlapo
Sowetan’s efforts to contact him have been met with silence.
PSL chairman Irvin Khoza warned Lesufi yesterday that failure to conclude a deal would result in irreparable damage to the parties involved.
Over the past month, Lesufi, who is the Gauteng MEC for education, has been vocal about Swallows’ return to the elite division, going so far as to hold gatherings with supporters, assuring them new investors had bought the team.
In Soweto last weekend, he told excited fans the club would be “back in the PSL by Wednesday”.
Khoza has now given him and his unnamed consortium until tomorrow to finalise the deal.