Victor meets SA PSL
MBABANE – In an unprecedented move, which cou-ld open doors for Swazi soccer to finally realise its full potential, Premier League of Swaziland (PLS) Chairman, Victor ‘Maradona’ Gamedze yesterday met and cemented a bilateral relationship with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Executive Committee.
The meeting took place yesterday morning at the PSL offices in Parktown, Johannesburg.
Gamedze answered a courtesy call from the PSL chairman, Dr Irvin ‘Iron Duke’ Khoza and he briefly met the full Executive Committee made up of Kaizer Chiefs el supremo, Kaizer ‘Chincha Guluva’ Motaung, Jomo Cosmos boss, Jomo Sono, Golden Arrows owner, Mato Madlala, Amazulu FC boss, Vincent Sokhela and Ajax Cape Town’s John Comitis.
Though the discussions between the PLS chairman and the all-too-powerful SA PSL Executive Committee were private, this newspaper has established that primarily it was to establish a working relationship which will lead to exchange of development programmes and capacitating local administration personnel. The local PLS is using a blue-print of the self-same South African counterparts for its Board of Governors structure.
In an exclusive interview last night, PSL chairman, Dr Irvin ‘Iron Duke’ Khoza confirmed the talks with the PLS chairman (Gamedze) and stressed that everything is in the pipeline to assist Swazi soccer in a big way.
"I cannot pre-empt or reveal what was discussed, but yes I did introduce Gamedze to the Executive Committee and we will have more meetings of this nature to assist Swazi soccer where we can. There is great potential for Swazi soccer to grow," Khoza said briefly.
Gamedze, in an interview, said the discussions were private and he had been invited by the Orlando Pirates boss to the meeting.
"It was just a courtesy call and the discussions we had are private. That’s all I can say for now," Gamedze said.
When the PLS established the Board of Governors structure, former PSL Chief Executive Officer, Trevor ‘The British Bull-Dog’ Phillips came to the country to conduct a workshop for the Premier League teams at Tum’s George Hotel in Manzini.
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