sono not bitter about psl snub
Soccer legend Jomo Sono is not bitter that he did not get enough votes to serve on the Premier Soccer League's executive committee.
"That's democracy, there is nothing wrong at all and I have no problems," said Sono soon after the elections in Sandton on Saturday.
"People exercised their right by voting for those that they wanted in the executive," said Sono, who was accompanied by Joe Nkosi as delegates of Jomo Cosmos.
At the same drama-filled meeting which also saw David Thidiela being voted out of the executive, Irvin Khoza was re-elected chairman.
Mike Mokoena (Free State Stars) and Patrick Sokhela (AmaZulu) are the only newcomers on the executive that will serve a four-year term. In the past, it was a two-year term.
During the elections, Kaizer Motaung topped the votes with a total of 174, followed by Stan Matthews (144), Mato Madlala (142), John Comitis (138), Sokhela (114), Mokoena (104) and Goolam Allie (94).
Sono got 66 votes, Leon Prins 46 and Thidiela 30.
Khoza said Sono, Prins and Thidiela would get first preference when the executive elects people to serve on the various subcommittees.
He said the league enjoyed massive successes which saw it being ranked in the top 10 in the world.
On the issue of the players' union, Khoza said: "It is clear that the issues of benefits [for the players], including medical, provident or pensions schemes; minimum wage; and registration of academies with the league need to be addressed by clubs.
"That is the desire of Safpu."
Khoza said he was happy that there were no longer small clubs in the Premiership, as the so-called big guns were repeatedly getting whipped as well.