Celtic Fans wants Chairman out for releasing Gabadinho
By: Andrew Cane Chilapondwa
Bloemfontein Celtic fans have told club chairman Max Tshabalala to leave the club following his decision to release Malawian wonder kid Gabadinho Mhango who had six months remaining on his contract with the club.
Mhango turned down an offer to extend his stay at the club and opted to sign a pre-contract with Bidvest Wits in January.
The decision irked Tshabalala who terminated Mhango’s contract saying signing a pre-contract with Wits was a sign of disrespect to the club where he made and established his name.
However, Mhango’s departure has left Celtic in tartars as the club has failed to register victories in the recent Premier Soccer League (PSL).
Celtic fans were unhappy with their Chairman’s decision to release the player half way through the season as Mhango has been one of the best players for the struggling side.
During their 1-0 defeat to Orlando Pirates last week, Phunya Selesele fans clashed with their opposition and when confronted, they openly vented their anger on Tshabalala who was told that he was no longer wanted at the club.
The chairman told reporters that the club will be put on sale as the majority of the fans want him out.
Mhango made headlines in his debut season following his goal scoring form and was eventually named Celtic’s young player of the season.
His contract with Wits starts on 1 July but he is currently on loan at Golden Arrows.