Johannesburg-based Rawat Petroleum is the firm behind the consortium that has bought Platinum Stars from Royal Bafokeng Holdings for R22.5m‚ the club said on Thursday. In a controversy-tinged‚ open media conference at the team’s base at Royal Marang Hotel in Rustenburg‚ coach Roger de Sa said he was part of the four-man consortium. Two of the other members were based in Cape Town‚ De Sa said‚ and one in Johannesburg. Emotional community leaders who attended the briefing alleged there had been a rival offer of R33m by a Phokeng businessman‚ Thabo Mokgatle‚ where Stars are based. But Royal Bafokeng representative Kgosana Rapetsana denied any knowledge of such a bid. The sale of Stars‚ who are last in the Premiership‚ went through on Thursday. "Yes‚ we are a consortium. The club will not be moving from here. The colours are the same‚ the name is the same‚" De Sa said. "We’re not looking to do anything drastic right now. More important is our position in the league‚ and that’s the main ...

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