Cape Town - Platinum Stars
spokesperson Tebogo Mochadibane has revealed that the club will relocate
from the North West Province to Cape Town, and will be renamed Cape
Stars were sold to a consortium last January which included coach
Roger de Sa, though fortunes on the pitch were very poor as Dikwena were
relegated to the National First Division.
Nonetheless, Mochadibane confirmed that Dikwena will cease to exist in
2018/19, and their future lies in the Mother City under the new owners.
He told Kickoff: "Yes, it's not hearsay, the team is
relocating to Cape Town, it's true. And they have changed the name to
Cape Umoya United. It's no longer Platinum Stars.
"So all the things that you've heard, it's true, it's not hearsay."
He concluded that the staff and personnel to be retained in the NFD
is yet to be decided, saying: "That process is still on. You must
remember you don't need the whole backroom staff in the NFD like you do
in the PSL set-up.
"So there'll be changes obviously with regards to that. But that process is still on.
"Look, I think there will be negotiations with the players, there
will be those who will travel with the team. And you must remember there
are players who already had pre-contracts with other teams, so they
wouldn't be traveling to Cape Town with the team."