Another CEO goes but Khoza unfazed
PREMIER Soccer League chairman Irvin Khoza says he is not worried about losing a second chief executive in almost nine months.
Stan Matthews has left the PSL after six months on the job. He had succeeded Zola Majavu, who abruptly resigned after barely three months.
Khoza yesterday confirmed a Sunday Times report that Matthews was quitting as PSL CEO. He said the PSL had done "everything we could to keep him".
Cambridge Mokonyane, the PSL's chief operating officer, will act as chief executive "until further notice".
Khoza said the PSL had accepted Matthews's resignation and that the executive committee was "already sitting" to look for a replacement.
Matthews, who had been on a three-year contract with the PSL, is a former director at three-time Absa Premiership champions SuperSport United. He is heading back to the owners of the club, Multichoice, owners of M-Net and DStv, to work on a project in Africa.
Matthews said his tenure at the PSL was "shorter than envisaged".
He said he trusted the people "I leave behind" will carry through the vision for the organisation.
"I have been proud to serve at the PSL from when I was on the executive committee in 2006 and even in my short stay as the CEO," said Matthews yesterday.
"To be able to go back and serve behind the scenes in African football as a whole is a challenge that I have accepted."
Khoza said Matthews would now pursue his personal interests.
"I will not be surprised if he goes back to SuperSport United," he said.
Majavu quit as PSL chief executive because of a refusal to allow him to assemble his own team - one of the positions being that of chief operating officer.