Makhele collected 27 votes to the seven received by Diamond Footballers candidate Richard September.
Collin “Oksalayo” Bosman, the outspoken chairperson of the Sol Plaatje area Local Football Association (LFA) has stepped down and his former first deputy Seabata Makhele has taken up the leadership reins of the organisation.
LFA spokesperson Thabo Namisa yesterday said Makhele won the overwhelming support of the club delegates at the elective conference which took place at the Mayibuye centre on Sunday. Makhele collected 27 votes to the seven received by Diamond Footballers candidate Richard September.
Safa provincial secretary Ponatshego Mondela confirmed that he was the official who moderated the process. Mondela confirmed that Bosman asked not to be considered for re-election because of private commitments.
Mondela said they have, however, prevailed upon Bosman not to steer too far away from the association and football in general as they needed his energy to help football in the area.
Namisa said the elective conference had, in terms of the Safa statutes, also elected eight additional members from among whom the full executive will be composed later. The LFA will meet on Friday at the same venue to nominate the full executive committee.
The additional members are: Motlatsi Makhari, Cecil Thebe, Macdonald Moraladi, George Burgess, Thabo Namisa, Edward Makwene, Mwandile Mgoma and Samuel Tokelo.
Namisa said they will, after this process, also nominate two women to the new LFA executive. They were still studying the profiles of several suitable candidates. The female nominees will be announced in a month or two, he said.