Matthews won’t be lost to football
Stanley Mathews says that the reasons for him leaving the PSL for sports broadcasting giants SuperSport International to head up their Africa division were too great to resist.
Matthews, who has served as the PSL’s CEO for only five months, confirmed his resignation on Tuesday afternoon at a media conference.
“I am privileged to have served on both sides of the coin. I have been on the Executive Committee since 2006 and also now as the CEO,” he said.
“I am proud to have served the league in my recent post but I am sad that it was at such a short notice.
“I have no problem if anyone in the organisation wishes to consults me on any football matters. I can serve on a voluntary basis and I can return back if I am needed,” the former SuperSport United chief said.
Matthews will start his new position on the 9th of July and will be replaced by current PSL COO Cambrige Mokonyane as acting CEO of the league.
PSL Chairman Dr. Irvin Khoza says that fact that the league has had three CEOs in a short period of time is not worrying as it has been beyond their doing and control that the three men have left.
“We are not responsible for the departure of the CEOs. We have done everything in our power to convince Stanley to stay but he indicated that the opportunity at MultiChoice was too great to refuse.
“With regards to his replace, we will either open the vacancy to the public or we will or we will head hunt.
“Stan will not be lost to football as he will still be involved in the fraternity,” said Khoza.