Johannesburg - The Premier Soccer League will cast its net wide in search of
their next chief executive officer following the departure of Zola
Majavu on Tuesday.
Prior to Majavu's appointment as CEO, a resolution had reportedly
been adopted by the PSL that the new chief would have to be a black
South African, and they were seemingly in short supply as Majavu's
appointment was on the back of former CEO Kjetil Siem's extended time in
Initially, Siem's contract was due to end in June 2010, but he
stayed on until the end of May 2011, while the league continued to
search for his replacement.
This time, though, PSL chairman Irvin Khoza says the league will settle for any competent CEO, either black or white.
"It is not for me to make a determination, because the executive
committee must decide but it is not about black this or that. For us,
let's get the CEO for the PSL," he told Football365.co.za.
"This is South Africa so I don't want to fall foul of Madiba
(Nelson Mandela), because this South Africa is for everybody as Madiba
"We must stretch our net far and if there is someone internally
we will go that route, but if there is nobody internally then we would
probably head-hunt. The executive is meeting on Thursday to give a
Currently at the helm is Cambridge Mokanyane, who will act as CEO
until Thursday when the executive committee will meet to decide on the
way forward, but at this stage Khoza has given no time frame as to when
the CEO may be found.
"Well, sometimes it doesn't depend on our wish because if ever it
is head-hunting it might be somebody who is employed and if it is a
process, it could be about setting out to advertise the position,
followed by interviews so we will find out on Thursday which route we
are going to take in replacing the CEO," Khoza added.
Football365.co.za learnt on Wednesday morning that former
South African Football Association CEO Raymond Hack could be in line to
replace Majavu, although South African football's governing body would
not confirm or deny those claims.