2022-01-13 20:18


We are right in the middle of the draft for season 46. The sixth draft of the Deventer Devils. During the first draft in season 40, It was six seasons ago that, during the first draft of the then new team Devils, that the owner of the Devils was very much present, so much so that he forced the GM to make the controversial pick QB Albert Jacobs (who has since then left the team).

He was there in the press room when coach Maliki was presented to the press. He was right at the forefront during press visits to the club and he was right there during the first three seasons.

Then after he sold a 51% to the Sheik Sulaiman he disappeared from public view. Not like taking a backseat but like gone, as not even spotted at games or any function related to the club.

Meanwhile, the new majority stakeholder, Sheik Sulaiman, has not visited the club once since he bought the 51% share from Vennegoor. So the question then arises: who does the day-to-day running of the club. The question becomes even more pressing when you realise that since the effective ownership of the club changed, the club has gone through an unbelievably successful period: getting promoted and winning the AC South and making the play offs in their first season in Dragons 1.

We have spent the last several months investigating the situation at the club and will reveal all during this investigative reporting series in the Deventer Chronicler. Part 1 coming up soon...

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