Mokoena: Pompey situation is ‘scary’

113878-0917_PALACE_POMPEY_SR_1/11/11'Palace vs Pompey at Selhurst Park.'Aaron Mokoena.'''Picture:Steve Reid 113878-0917
113878-0917_PALACE_POMPEY_SR_1/11/11'Palace vs Pompey at Selhurst Park.'Aaron Mokoena.'''Picture:Steve Reid 113878-0917
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AARON Mokoena has admitted that everyone at Pompey is worried by winding-up petition issued against the club.

The South Africa international says it’s a ‘concern’ that the south coast club have failed to meet two tax payments of £800,000 to HM Revenue and Customs which has prompted legal action.

Yesterday the 2008 FA Cup winners announced they had failed to pay its players and staff.

‘It’s a scary feeling at the moment, everyone at the club is worried, I have to be honest,’ Mokoena said.

‘The fact that there’s always been problems year after year is a serious concern and is a serious problem for everyone involved at the club. At the moment it’s even worse as we don’t really know what’s happening or what is going to happen.

‘But for as players and our staff, we can only effect what we can effect which is winning games and hopefully that can open doors to people with money or business people to come and invest at the club.’

The defender, who is studying a three year degree in Sports Business Management, has called on potential investors to come in and help the club.

‘We need a solid investor in the club, a person who will come and make sure that the passionate supporters get what they deserve, the players get what they deserve.

‘Take our staff, we are all in one, we love the club, we want to do something for the club but we need a bit of a boost,’ he told ITV Sport.