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THE appointment of the successor to outgoing Premier Soccer League chief executive Kjetil Siem will be discussed at an executive meeting on January 18.
Siem's contract ends at the end of June next year and the PSL is on record as saying they wanted a black South African to take over the reins from the Norwegian.
A task team, led by PSL finance committee chairperson Kaizer Motaung of Kaizer Chiefs, has been established to head-hunt Siem's successor.
Other members of the team are Lamontville Golden Arrows boss Mato Madlala and Ajax Cape Town chairperson John Comitis.
League chairperson Irvin Khoza told Sowetan yesterday the head-hunting process was still under way, adding they were awaiting a report from the task team.
Khoza said the task team was head-hunting a person with experience in broadcasting, multimedia and the soccer environment.
"It's a big project that we are talking about here, which also has to do with the vision of the PSL in terms of taking the league to another level," he said.
"The committee had asked the executive committee to be given more time to complete the process. We hope to hear from them on January 18 at our next meeting."
The PSL said it wanted the appointed person to learn from Siem, who is likely to be retained by the league as a consultant.
Meanwhile, Khoza said they expected the remainder of the Absa Premiership season to be more engrossing as the programme was nearing its end.
"The focus is everywhere - on top, where several clubs are chasing the league title, while those in the middle want to finish in the top eight bracket; while bottom ones are fighting hard to avoid relegation."