Reports out of Braamfontein say Wits players will make their feelings clear on the club’s dramatic sale.
As events turned out during the lockdown, Wits shocked the football community by selling its Absa Premiership status to lower division club Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC of Limpopo.
According to a leading local outlet, Wits’ players are demanding a few answers.
“The Siya crew has learnt that the news was not welcomed with open arms by all, and according to Siya sources, some of Wits’ senior players have threatened to go on strike if they do not get answers,” reported Soccer Laduma.
“Part of the problem, according to Siya sources, is the way the club was sold, how it was communicated to the players and the expectations from the club going forward.
“While TTM have made it public knowledge they will not be able to hold onto the club’s high earners - including coach Gavin Hunt, another problem is the uncertain futures players face should they decide not to relocate with the new owners to Venda.
“According to sources, senior players have requested to meet with Bidvest chairman Alan Fainman during the course of Monday to raise their concerns in hope of an amicable solution for both parties,” concluded the report.
Meanwhile the club known as The Students will lead the PSL return this weekend with a big game against Mamelodi Sundowns in a Nedbank Cup semi-finals. The winner will set-up the 2020 final from the victors in the Baroka FC and Bloemfontein Celtic battle.