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Fleet Trust votes for change of ownership at Ebbsfleet United

PUBLISHED: 18:00 18 April 2013

Ebbsfleet fans protesting before the home game against AFC Telford United last Saturday

Ebbsfleet fans protesting before the home game against AFC Telford United last Saturday

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The Fleet Trust voted for a change of ownership at Ebbsfleet United in a public meeting last night - but no-one from current owners MyFootballClub was represented to hear their views.

Fleet chairman Jessica McQueen admitted the club needs to raise £100,000 in the next two weeks to stave off the threat of administration.

Around 200 fans attended the meeting at Stonebridge Road.

The desired ownership change would see businessman Carlos Karani Kabir buy the club as fans rejected MyFC’s offer of selling £25,000 of shares to other parties, such as the Fleet Trust.

Mr Kabir has said he will pay the majority of the club’s debts if he takes over.

Fleet Trust member Jeff Chick said: “This suggestion was not well received in the room and was viewed as a way for MyFC to pass on the debt while ceding no control of the club.

“This is a critical time in the history of The Fleet and although Carlos’ ideas are quite radical, they do have substance and hopefully, something can come from them. There is currently nothing else on the table.”

Ebbsfleet United were relegated to the Blue Square Bet South for the second time in four seasons on Saturday following defeat to bottom of the table AFC Telford United.

The game coincided with a protest against MyFC and a petition against their removal from Ebbsfleet has more than 400 signatures.

As the Reporter revealed today, all staff at the club including players have not been paid all of their March wages and MyFC chairman Jeff Hammett refused to speak to us about the financial problems.

MyFC have scheduled a vote for this afternoon which could effectively end their involvement in Ebbsfleet United.

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