Johannesburg - There had been some doubt over whether the event would even be held
as the South African Football Association suffered another logistical
meltdown, with figures in SAFA chairman Kirsten Nematandani's office
last week claiming they had no knowledge of plans to stage the summit.
However, in a rare turn of events South African football's
governing body managed to come through where, in the past, they had
failed so many times, and the ground-breaking summit kicked off without a
A host of international footballing figures, including English
Football Association chairman Sir Dave Richards, will address South
African football authorities over the three-day seminar, with the
initial focus being aimed at improving football administration in the
Acting PSL CEO Cambridge Mokanyane said the organisation had been
working tirelessly to ensure the event would go ahead as planned, and
feels the summit will provide invaluable information for local clubs and
"We have set ourselves goals and targets for this summit and it
is important that we spend the three days working on these goals and
mapping a way forward. There is no denying that our league is going
through some exciting times right now," Mokanyane told the PSL's
"However, the challenge should be: How do we sustain this and how
do we take our product to the next level. This is what we all need to
ponder on. We are looking forward to this summit.
"I believe we have invited the right type of people who have the
technical and academic expertise to assist us to travel the road ahead,"
The list of local speakers will include Muzi Kuzwayo who is a
visiting Professor at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of
Business, Professor Michael Katz, Chairman of Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs
Inc Corporate Law Advisors, Connie Motshumi, the Group Business
Development Director for The Kelly Group, former SABC Group Content
Enterprises Executive Mvuzo Mbebe and Professor Yunus Ballim.