Platinum Stars fans' worst fears could be realised in the coming days after it emerged on Tuesday that members of the wealthy Royal Bafokeng Nation (RBN) in Phokeng‚ North West‚ are seriously considering selling the club.
South African clubs face a key weekend in African club competition with both Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United looking down the barrel on difficult away trips and Platinum Stars virtually eliminated.
After a couple of uninspiring results in CAF Confederation Cup and finishing 2016/17 season out of the top eight spot in the league, Platinum Stars have parted ways with the coach Cavin Johnson with an immediate effect.
Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson has spoken of “putting in shifts” and being “diligent” as he turns his attention from relegation struggles to the top eight ahead of the away trip to Maritzburg United on Wednesday.
It will be the first time that three South African clubs go into the draw for the group phase of an African club competition at the same time when Mamelodi Sundowns‚ Platinum Stars and SuperSport United wait to hear their fate in Cairo on Wednesday afternoon.