Cape Town Spurs midfielder Michael Morton has dreams of seeing Bloemfontein Celtic make a return to the South African football scene.

One of the most supported clubs in South Africa, Phunya Sele Sele ceased to exist in 2021 when they sold their status to Royal AM after struggling to meet their financial requirements.

A number of clubs have been forced to close over the years, most notible Bidvest Wits, Platinum Stars, Mpumalanga Black Aces and Free State Stars.

In a post on his popular Twitter account, the former Orlando Pirates and Clever Boys player voiced his concern at the ongoing trend of clubs to sell up, only to emerge as a different team with a new name and more often than not in a different province.

He said: “Pretty difficult to look at this situation positively. We’ve hurt a lot of fans and we’ve lost a lot of history in our game. Things have to change. This can’t continue.

“The sad situation in South African Football right now. I can’t help but think this is not a sustainable way to go about things, Where does this end?”

In a separare post Morton added: “Hear me out… 100k fans paying a R20/month membership fee and we have R2 million for operating costs.

“Crowdfund Celtic back into existence…We can dream.”

Interestingly, Morton plays for Cape Town Spurs, who up until recently operated as Ajax Cape Town before Ajax Amsterdam cut their ties with the team following repeated, unsuccesful attempts to regain their top-flight status after relegation in 2018.