Posted on Saturday, 28 Nov 2020
The Free State Cheetahs management have over the past few weeks had some constructive meetings with SA Rugby and promising negotiations with its sponsors and potential investors. We should within the next three weeks be in a position to announce what the future holds for the union, the franchise and the team. SARU’s decision to oust the Cheetahs from the PRO16 competition and the disruption caused by COVID-19, have compelled the Cheetahs management to refocus, think outside the box and rebuild traditional rugby models. If everything pans out the right way, it will take the Toyota Cheetahs on a new, exciting path. We are acutely aware that our supporters are getting frustrated and want to know what the future holds, but we ask them to be patient and trust us to take decisions that are in the best interest of our beloved Cheetahs. Such negotiations always take longer than most expect as they involve several parties and need attention to detail.