THE PSL’s executive committee will meet in the first week of December to decide who will be their new CEO following the shock resignation of Brand de Villiers.
The PSL will be searching for their fifth CEO since 2011.
This was announced at the PSL’s annual general meeting (AGM) yesterday.
De Villiers, who took over the running of the league in July 2013, is joining MultiChoice, one of the league’s sponsors and business partners.
PSL chairman Irvin Khoza paid tribute to him: “He has been poached by one of our partners but he joins MultiChoice with our blessing after a job well done. We wish him every success in the future.”
Khoza said the day-to-day running of the league would be headed by Golden Arrows chairwoman Mato Madlala.
“Mato will be assisted at the PSL offices by our senior managers.”
Khoza said they would decide on the way forward after the Exco meeting in December: “It’s certainly not an eight-to-five job, more like 24/7. Having a soccer background will help but even an accountant can apply. We need someone with broadcasting, sponsorship and financial skills as well.”
The PSL started in 1995 with a R1,3 million sponsorship. It now has a turnover of more than R800m and is the biggest professional league in Africa.
) Khoza said it was agreed at the AGM that the dependants of slain Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa would receive a multimillion insurance payout.
Meyiwa was murdered in Vosloorus last October and his killer has yet to be brought to justice.
Said Khoza: “I can’t reveal the payout but it is a few million rand. We need to find out if Senzo had a will and who his dependants are. I hope the police resolve this case and close this chapter.’”