PSL clubs want Motaung to stay

Ramatsiyi Moholoa and Molefi Mika

Ramatsiyi Moholoa and Molefi Mika

Kaizer Motaung is once more a hot favourite to chair the Premier Soccer League finance committee when elections are held at Sandton, Johannesburg, tomorrow morning.

Sources in the PSL who spoke on condition that they are not named, said most teams believe that Motaung should be retained unopposed.

The Kaizer Chiefs boss is known to never miss finance committee meetings as well as the league's executive meetings.

"Look, we need a football person who also knows what it means to be a player, like he does," argued one.

"We are meeting tomorrow night [tonight] to possibly agree that Kaizer should not be opposed," enthused a source.

Motaung's name is mentioned among those credited with making the PSL a giant on the African continent because of their financial muscle, chiefly for netting the R1,6 billion TV rights deal with SuperSport International.

"Mr Motaung is a conscientious person. He is also responsible," we were told.

A prominent club owner added: "Madala [Motaung] has done a great job as chairman of the finance committee, there is no need to fix a car that is not broken."

With Anastasia Tsichlas having withdrawn from the race last week, newcomers to the executive such as Jomo Sono, Mike Mokoena and Patrick Sokhela are among the strong candidates to replace her.

Current executive committee members like Mato Madlala, John Comitis and Stanley Matthews should easily retain their positions.

Other nominees for the executive committee include David Thidiela, Ikie Augousti, Leon Prins and Goolam Alie.