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Ex-SABC boss gets AFCON job

2012-03-07 20:06
Mvuzo Mbebe (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Former SABC boss Mvuzo Mbebe is the new 2013 Africa Cup of Nations local organising committee (LOC) chief executive.

He was formally introduced to Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula on Tuesday .

Mbebe, a former executive at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), is said to have officially began his new duties on Monday.

This was confirmed by SA Football Association (SAFA) vice president Mwelo Nonkonyana on Wednesday.

"Yes he was introduced to the sports minister and to the SA Sports Confederation committee in the meeting we had on Tuesday," said Mwelo Nonkonyana, vice president of the SAFA.

"As a matter of fact, he started his new duties on Monday."

According to SAFA chief executive Robin Peterson, the association is to send out an official release regarding the new appointment this week.

Mbebe served as head of sports and content while he also held the group chief executive position on an interim basis.

He left the corporation two years ago under a cloud when he and three other executives were suspended for alleged mismanagement stemming from 2009.

The case was dropped for 'technicalities' when Mbebe's contract with the broadcaster expired in March 2010, meaning the SABC could not continue with itsdisciplinary hearings.

He has been a regular figure around the SAFA offices in recent times.

Mbebe will work alongside SAFA president Kirsten Nematendani, who chairs the organising committee.

This week, Mbalula asked for SASCOC to work more closely with SAFA.

They are looking to improve the state of football in the country, especially the struggling Bafana Bafana side.

More names from the ministry and the business sector are expected to serve in some capacities in the LOC.

"The minister did ask for us and SASCOC to be more interactive on key issues," Nonkonyana said.

"As part of the parcel, we have agreed to expand the compositions in the LOC.

"It will include key ministry people and also have a few people from business joining."

According to Nonkonyana, all the country's cities have placed bids to host next year's continental showpiece - South Africa's second since 1996.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) wants a minimum of four hosting venues for the 16-team tournament.

South Africa used nine venues for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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