Platinum Stars chairman Ratanang Nke has dismissed talk that the club may be sold this coming season. Word reaching KickOff.com is that the Telkom Knockout and MTN8 holders are struggling financially and this influenced their decision to sell key players like Issa Sarr and Lindokuhle Mbatha, while star midfielder Mogakolodi a�?Tsoa�? Ngele could also be on the way out of Rustenberg.
North West businessman Thapelo Tshepe is understood to be a potential buyer of Stars but attempts to get him to comment proved fruitless. However according to Nke, Dikwena is not for sale.
a�?There is no substance whatsoever to the story that Platinum Stars is for sale,a�? Nke tells this website.
a�?This coming season we will campaign in the PSL and we are busy making plans about the future of the club. As a club we have not retrenched anyone and in fact next week we will be having a press conference where we are unveiling a sponsor.
a�?Why would be buying new players and tying up people to long-term contracts if we will be selling the club? Surely we would not be doing that.
a�?And the reason why we sold some of the players ita��s the nature of the business. If some players want to go to greener pastures then there is nothing we can do. But we still have the core of the team including Vuyo Mere and Robert Ng’ambi.
a�?We have just bought players and we are in a good financial situation,a�? Nke adds. – KickOff.com