Platinum Stars suspend Owen da Gama
Posted: 9 March 2012 Time: 19:10
Platinum Stars are conducting a 'formal investigation' after allegations that Owen da Gama accepted money from players in return for a starting place.
Da Gama is said to be taking legal against the publication that published the allegations two weeks ago.
Platinum Stars released a statement today, reading: An independent team will be appointed to look into the issues and will call upon witnesses, including Mr da Gama himself, to provide information that will assist in making recommendations to the board.
The club has asked Mr Da Gama to stand aside while these investigations take place so as not to jeopardize the independence thereof.
The club has appointed their Academy director, Mr Cavin Johnson, and Mr Allan Freeze to coach the team on an interim basis pending the outcome of the investigation.
Dikwena, who are fighting relegation, play Golden Arrows in Rustenburg on Wednesday.