PSL chief hails media effect

2012-03-30 13:15
Stanley Matthews (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Premier Soccer League CEO Stanley Matthews was full of praise for the South African media after he embarked on a country wide tour to explain his vision for the league.

Matthews, a former SuperSport United director of football, said he was delighted with the way local media have lifted the domestic game, and says he is looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership.

"I hope we can have a good open relationship. I come from a football and media background, when I was at SuperSport, not only the football club but also the television product," he said during a round-table meeting this week.

"So I like to think of myself as media friendly. I appreciate the role that you play in sport."

One of the main topics Matthews is set to combat is the poor attendance records at local matches, but the PSL chief says even though the numbers are not ideal, research has shown that they are improving.

"If I look at research today, I can say that the year-on-year growth of spectator attendance in South African football has been 7.9 per cent. Other major sports, both rugby and cricket, over the same period, are in the negatives," he added.

"Sometimes I think we only have a tendency to focus on the bad. We are also moving forward, but we're not going to rest our laurels on that. It's still not good enough for us and we still want to take it to the next level, so we're not going to stop there."

Read more on:    psl  |  stanley matthews  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

13 December 2015
Free State Stars v University of Pretoria, Goble Park 15:30
18 December 2015
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
19 December 2015
Golden Arrows v Polokwane City, Chatsworth Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Jomo Cosmos, Goble Park 15:30
Kaizer Chiefs v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Aces v Ajax Cape Town, Mbombela Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


30 of the world's greatest golfers will be heading to the Gary Player Country Club for this year's Nedbank Golf Challenge - now in its 35th year. For all the latest news, player profiles, hole-by-hole descriptions and past winners, be sure to check out Sport24's dedicated section.

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.