Phakama Patrice: SA reacts to Motsepe's Caf coup in Morocco
South Africans took to Twitter to celebrate with unrivalled joy the news that Patrice Motsepe was confirmed as the president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) on Friday.
Motsepe‚ who has become the first English-speaking president of Caf‚ stood unopposed at Caf’s 43rd General Assembly in Rabat‚ Morocco on Friday and he will serve a four-year term until the next elective congress in 2025.
Motsepe’s club‚ Mamelodi Sundowns – from which he will stand down as president for the duration of his term at Caf – and other PSL clubs‚ the SA Football Association and SA personalities were quick to congratulate Motsepe.
Life and it's ironies..Two gentlemen who've had massive respect for one another & worked extensively together..today sees one ascend to the highest position in African and world football as CAF President and one sadly passes away....🕊🕊#patricemotsepe #KingGoodwillZwelithini pic.twitter.com/uH6lhT0nNW— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) March 12, 2021
Football radio and TV personality Robert Marawa said it was notable that on the day the news broke that Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini had died‚ Motsepe ascended to the Caf presidency.
Marawa tweeted: “Life and its ironies. Two gentlemen who’ve had massive respect for one another & worked extensively together. Today sees one ascend to the highest position in African and world football as CAF President and one sadly passes away....”
Phakama Dr Patrice Motsepe ixesha i lakho, he is a pinnacle of leadership and a true model of excellence 🙌— James Mayinga (@JamesMayinga) March 12, 2021
Caf president Patrice Motsepe.... Definitely has a nice ring to it!!— Mninawa Ntloko (@ntlokom) March 12, 2021