Platinum Stars’ official store – Dikwena Lifestyle Emporium was a hive of activities as the club unveiled new kit and news signings during media open day in Phokeng on Wednesday.

With just a few days before the kickoff of the 2017/18 season, Dikwena presented new coach Peter Butler, members of his technical team and the new faces in the club. Members of the media got a chance to interact with Butler to gauge his readiness for the new season.

Dikwena chairman Cliff Ramoroa addressed speculation cornering the sale of the team, something that has been in the media for a very long time.

“The Bafokeng took a decision to have a team called Platinum Stars and this team has done miracles over the years. 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,” said Ramoroa referring to the team’s heroics which included the MTN8 and Telkom Knockout triumph in 2013.

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

At the event attended by all Dikwena players, the club’s general manager Senzo Mazingiza introduced new players to the media. Dino Visser, Lehlogonolo Masalesa, Sibongakonke Mbatha, Maboke Matlakala, Brian Mwila, Enocent Mkhabela, Luvolwethu, Sibusiso Mthethwa, Ennocent Mkhabela, and Thabang Sesinye are the new additions in the club. Youngsters Thembelani Majingo and Katlego Otladisa were promoted from the clubs’ development. Mazingiza revealed that the club could add one more signing.

“We are not done as yet. We may have to add another surprise,” said Mazingiza.
Dikwena’s first match of the season is against Maritzburg United whom they host at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace this coming Sunday at 3pm.