Rustenburg – Platinum Stars made the North West proud by winning the MTN8 Cup, premier Thandi Modise said on Sunday.
“They made us in the province very proud indeed for scooping this important championship,” she said in Rustenburg.
The Rustenburg-based outfit beat Orlando Pirates 3-1 on penalties at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday night. The teams were tied 1-1 after extra time.
“We are happy that the cup came to the North West. We are confident that the celebrations will reverberate in every town and village and solidify the support base of the team as our provincial team.”
The two clubs met in the finals after Pirates beat traditional rivals Kaizer Chiefs 2-1, while Stars walloped Bidvest Wits 6-3 in the semi-finals.
Platinum Stars are based in Phokeng near Rustenburg. – Sapa