Absa Premiership

De Sa denies Platinum Stars takeover rumours

2018-01-15 10:45
Roger De Sa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars coach Roger de Sa has moved to distance himself from rumours linking him to the purchase of the Rustenburg-based club.

According to KickOff, De Sa denied that he was linked to a Cape Town based consortium that was interested in purchasing Dikwena and relocating the club to the Mother City.

"Don't believe everything you read," he said before giving further details on the current status of the club who were put up for sale at the beginning of the season.

"From day one when I joined the club, I met with the king and was told that the club would be sold by the end of the season, or maybe before that," he said. "So it was never a secret, but just a question of when and to who. It was always going to be that the club would stay where it is, at least for this season, and after that, we'd see.

Sport24 understands that shortly after parting ways with Ajax Cape Town De Sa - backed by a consortium - put in an offer to club owner Ari Efstathiou to buy the Urban Warriors. Efstathiou made a counter-offer that De Sa could join the board only as a shareholder which was refused outright as De Sa wanted complete ownership of the club with a new ownership structure.

The rumours now linking De Sa to the Platinum Stars sale and relocating it to Cape Town could have some truth to it as his family are known to be keen to reside in the Cape.

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