TNM Super League side Epac FC and relegated Civil Service (Civo) United will this weekend meet over the possibility of joining forces ahead of 2017 season kick-off in April.
While dismissing recent online media reports that two clubs have merged ahead of the new season after agreeing on Epac buyout deal, Epac’s owner Dini Josaya-Banda said they are yet to finalise their talks.
“It is not true that we have reached a consensus on the deal because the two clubs have not yet met since Civo made an advance on us some weeks ago. What I can confirm at present is that the two clubs will meet this weekend to discuss the matter,” Josaya-Banda said.
On his part, Civo United general secretary Thomas Makiwa said although sometimes the truth was they have not officially met.
“The only person who can give an official stand on the issue is Josaya-Banda. However, I was surprised that there were reports that we have finally merged when we have not yet met to finalise the process,” Makiwa said.
Nevertheless, the latest developments that have seen Civo United advertising some key technical panel posts, such as head coach, seems to vindicate reports that the merger talks have been finalised. n