Limpopo DStv Premiership outfit Marumo Gallants have moved quickly to deny rumours of the club’s imminent relocation to another province.

In a video circulating on social media, a Bloemfontein supporters Chairman can be seen reading a letter that comes from Gallants Chairman Abram Sello.

The letter was read during what looked like a supporters meeting involving Celtic supporters in Mangaung.


Dear Sir,

Intentions to relocate Marumo Gallants football club to Bloemfontein.

“We wish to reaffirm our solid and firm intentions to relocate our DStv Premiership team to your city and province as supported by the Free State provincial government.

“In amounts others the following manner:

 -Relocating the entire team to be based permanently in Bloemfontein.

-Once the legal and procedural processes are concluded; we will play the remainder of our 2022/23 season matches in Bloemfontein.

-Rebrand a team to a Celtic related name for the 2023/24 DStv Premiership season

-We invite the Celtic family and the people of the free state in Bloemfontein to embrace this dream and walk the road with us.

Marumo Gallants Chair Abram Sello
Marumo Gallants Chair Abram Sello


But the club issued a statement on Thursday, denying that there was such an agreement in place.

“In response to a video being circulated, Marumo Gallants F.C. Chairman Mr. Abram Sello would like to confirm that he has not written / dispatched any letter or statement regarding the future of the club, nor has he authorized any other person to speak on his behalf. Marumo Gallants will issue official updates and statements in due course,” the club said.

There are also rumours that the club could find themselves being based in Pretoria as early as January next year. The latest development is an indication that the relationship with Marumo and Polokwane City is as good as done.