Dumba, who at one time was a member of the Douglas Warriors set up could neither deny nor confirm that they have purchased the franchise of the first division side. He jokingly said he would prefer to buy Lengthens than Douglas Warriors. Dumba owns a social soccer side called D-Gochi.
Sources at the club including players and some members of the technical staff revealed to Standardsport that Dumba and his partners have indeed purchased the club. Standard Sport managed to obtain Dumba’s contact details from the Douglas
Warriors offices in town.
The team which was in the Premiership for only a year was relegated after finishing third from the bottom in the Premiership title race. The other teams which were relegated were Bantu Rovers, FC Victoria, and Lengthens
Information filtering through though is to the effect that the five Lengthens directors have also decided to do away with the football team. Club founder John Chikochi could not be reached to shed light on this development, though, club insiders said Chikochi along with Irvin Mereki, Musa Gwasira, Tonderai Mafuso, and Brian Mafurambudzi are no longer interested in running the team.
According to information at hand, the players have already been informed of the situation at the club. In fact, word that Lengthens was going bust had already started circulating midway through the season when some of the directors stopped coming to watch the team in action.
Douglas Warriors, and Lengthens though are not the only teams on the market. Modest Premiership team Kiglon have also been placed up for grabs. Just like those at Lengthens, Kiglon owner, Arthur Chitunhu said football had become an expensive venture with no returns at all.
Although he could not be drawn into revealing how much the Kiglon franchaise was going for, information at hand, is to the effect that the team’s asking price is $150 000 including the players.
Kiglon were this year locked out of their training ground Chibuku Stadium after failing to pay their rent. Bosso face three year ban