Uyashuba umbango wokuthenga i-Chelsea

Dylan Bettencourt

Umjaho wokuthenga iqembu lebhola lezinyawo i-Chelsea usufinyelele esigabeni sokugcina njengoba kusolwa ukuthi labo abazothenga kufanele balethe amabhidi abo ngoLwesihlanu.

Ibhange laseMelika, i-The Raine Group,  linikezwe umsebenzi wokuthengisa iqembu futhi banikezwe isikhathi kuze kube sekupheleni kwesonto lokusebenza emzamweni wokusheshisa inqubo nokuqinisekisa ukuthi iqembu alingeni endaweni okungesiyo.

I-Chelsea izithola isesimeni esinzima njengoba iqembu lingakwazi ukukhiqiza imali ngemuva kokuthi umnikazi walo wase-Russia u-Roman Abramovich enikezwe unswinyo nguhulumeni wase-British.

I-Chelsea ne-The Raine Group banethemba lokudayisa iqembu ngaphambi kokuphela kukaNdasa.

I-Chelsea isalokhu isebenza enkundleni yebhola ngemuva kokuba uhulumeni wase-British ebanikeze ilayisensi ekhethekile, kodwa iqembu ngokwalo alikwazi ukwenza imali nganoma iyiphi indlela noma ukusebenzisa amakhadi abo esikweletu ngomzamo wokuqinisekisa ukuthi akukho nzuzo yezezimali ku-Abramovich.

Imibiko yakamuva iveza ukuthi i-Saudi Media group ifake cishe imali engu-R40 billion, kodwa leli qembu lase-London kuthiwa lihlose ukugwema ubunikazi beqembu elibucayi kwezepolitiki ngenxa yemiphumela ekhona yobunikazi buka-Abramovich.

Nakuba leli qembu liholwa ngu-Mohamed Alkhereiji, othi azikho izingxoxo kuhulumeni wase-Saudi ophikisanayo, asekhona amathuba okuba nemiphumela yezombangazwe esikhathini esizayo se-Chelsea.

Amanye amaqembu anentshisekelo yokuthenga leli qembu inhlangano yaseMelika kanye nesigwili sase-Britain uNick Candy, ohambele i-Chelsea ngesikhathi ihlulwa i-Newcastle United ngeSonto eledlule.

I-Chelsea itshele abalandeli ukuthi ixhumana nohulumeni ukuze avumele ukuthengiswa kwamathikithi osuku lomdlalo ngenkathi unswinyo lukhona.

“Imihlangano iba mihla namalanga kuthungathwa isinqumo. Ngaphezu kwalokho, i-Premier League kanye ne-FA baphinde baxoxisane nohulumeni ngezindaba zobuqotho zezemidlalo eziphakanyiswe uma engabavumeli abalandeli ukuba babekhona,” kusho iqembu.

NgoLwesibili kuhoxiswe isicelo se-Chelsea sokuthi umdlalo wayo we-FA Cup ne-Middlesborough udlalwe ngasese.

Lesi sicelo siqhamuke ngemuva kokuba iqembu litshelwe ukuthi linqatshelwe ukudayisa amathikithi  emidlalo.

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