Platinum Stars Chairman Cliff Ramoroa says they may sell the club

Platinum Stars Chairman Cliff Ramoroa says they may sell the club
Sabelo Wilson Ndzinisa of Platinum Stars during the CAF Confederation Cup match between Platinum Stars and Mbabane Swallows on the 08 July 2017 at Moruleng Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Aug 18, 2017. 11:00

As they finalise their preparations ahead of the 2017/18 Premier Soccer League campaign in South Africa, Platinum Stars have unveiled 11 new players.

The Rustenburg-based club addressed the media on Wednesday as they outlined their plans ahead of their Absa Premiership clash against Maritzburg United on Sunday.

Apart from unveiling their new technical team to be led by coach Peter Butler and assistant coach Milton Dlamini, Stars also announced a new technical sponsor in Lotto.

New players such as Dino Visser, Lehlogonolo Masalesa, Sibongakonke Mbatha, Maboke Matlakala, Brian Mwila, Enocent Mkhabela, Luvolwethu Mpeta, Sibusiso Mthethwa, Ennocent Mkhabela as well as Botswana's Thabang Sesinye were announced.

Speaking on behalf of the club, chairman Cliff Ramoroa also confirmed the rumours that they are planning to sell the club.

“The Bafokeng took a decision to have a team called Platinum Stars and this team has done miracles over the years," said Ramoroa.

"I will not remind you of the cups and the successes that we had in this team. At some stage we finished third and participated in the continent.

“There is an issue circulating in terms of the club being sold. The Bafokeng are considering disposing the team. Once we find the relevant person locally, we might have to dispose the team.

"I just want to clear this one. At the moment all is well. We just continue moving on. The team is stable. That’s why we got a new coach now to take the team to another level.”

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