Walter Magaya says his Yadah Stars’ Premiership franchise is not for sale.
He added that this year he intends to take a hands-on approach to issues related to the club and try to even fulfil his dream of winning silverware. There has been speculation during this off-season that the franchise would be put on the market with a number of clubs, notably relegated Nichrut and Bulawayo City, being possible buyers. Magaya said he will remain the club’s technical director. Said Magaya:
I have heard the speculation that we are going to sell Yadah Stars but that’s not true and we are here to stay and we will be part of the PSL again this year. In fact, while I faced some challenges last year with what l felt was an unfair treatment of my team, leading me to take a back seat of its operations, I can report that I have had a change of heart and revived my commitment to the project. A number of players were knocking on my door every day saying they were distraught because they felt I was abandoning them and telling me stories of how we have become a family and how I have managed to transform their lives. In the end I could not ignore their pleas for me to reconsider my position and I am back with them and I also felt I needed another crack to realise my dream of winning some silverware because I believe in this mission. That is why we have started preparations very early when most of our rivals are having an off-season because we intend to make a difference this time around and make a big impact.