Max Bullets owner Max Kapanda says he will have no choice but to sell newly crowned Southern Region Football Association Nsejjere League champions if he fails to get a sponsor for the outfit which has earned promotion to the TNM Super League.
Kapanda said after spending a fortune to earn promotion into the Super League, he does not have the financial clout to bankroll the team in the top-flight league.
“If someone wants to buy this club, we can discuss and if a company wants to sponsor us, that will be fine as well,” Kapanda said.
“All I wanted was to take the team to the TNM Super League and I have done that. I would like to talk to several companies to take over the team in the Super League.”
Kapanda, who started sponsoring Max Bullets in 2005 when it was playing in the then Southern Region Football League (SRFL) Division One, said he had not yet set a price for the deal.
“I have spent a lot to gain promotion to the Super League and I can’t survive alone in the top flight league. It requires a lot,” he said.
Meanwhile, relegated teams have said they need to time to reflect on the situation.
One of the teams linked with Max Bullets sale, Fisd Wizards, who have the financial muscle, said they would meet first before committing to anything.
“We have not yet met as an executive to look at the team’s performance and the way forward,” Wizards chairman Mike Tembo said in an interview yesterday.
Tembo, however, confirmed that he was aware of the Max Bullets offer and that it would be tabled at the meeting.
“It’s only after the executive committee meeting which will be held at the end of the season, that we will be able to answer that question,” he said.
But Tembo hinted that the team’s philosophy was that they should play in the top-flight league on merit and not because they have money to splash around.n