Butler brought in at Platinum Stars

Peter Butler, former Botswana national team coach Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

South African club Platinum Stars have appointed former Botswana national team coach Peter Butler as their new head coach.

The news broke on Twitter on Tuesday, with the club retweeting a number of reports without officially confirming the news. However, Stars confirmed Butler's appointment on Thursday night via their Twitter account.

Butler takes over from Cavin Johnson, whose contract was not renewed after he led stars to ninth place in the South African Premiership this past season. Butler resigned as Botswana coach on Wednesday.