My Football Club members vote to part with sinking Ebbsfleet
PUBLISHED: 16:22 22 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:46 22 April 2013
My Football Club members have voted to relinquish control of troubled Ebbsfleet United today.
Almost 70 per cent of those who voted want the club’s owners to sell their shares, compared to 17 per cent who want MyFC to sell just enough shares to stay in control and 11 per cent who want the club placed in administration.
Carlos Kabir Kurani, a 38-year-old businessman from the Canary Islands, has been identified as a potential investor and has said he will wipe out the majority of Ebbsfleet’s debts if he takes over.
A statement from protest group Fleet Against MyFC said: “We are delighted that 70 per cent of My Football Club members saw fit to realise that their model of ownership does not work.
“We now call upon the members of My Football Club to relinquish their shares as per the wishes of their members, so that the club can both negotiate with their potential investor and avoid administration.
“Although not ideal we hope that the Fleet Trust can seek a solution and work with the club to end the hopeless ownership of My Football Club and that a swift agreement with Carlos Kabir Kurani can be arranged.”
Supporter Jeff Chick added: “The main aim was to get MyFC to give up overall control of the Fleet and from the vote result, I can’t see how they can continue.”
MyFC’s management are yet to release a statement.
The club has been relegated this season and will play its football in the Blue Square Bet South next season, but need to find £100,000 by the end of April to stave of the threat of administration.