The league has reluctantly acceded to the requests by these two long-serving members, and wished them well
Two executive members of the Sol Plaatje Masters Football League (SPMFL) the chairperson Seabata Makhele and secretary Papi Dibeco will not stand for re-election on Sunday when the organisation holds its 20th annual general meeting (AGM).
SPMFL spokesperson Zon Flatela said the AGM will be held at the organisation’s functional headquarters at the Sol Plaatje Housing Support Centre’s boardroom in Moshoeshoe Street, Galeshewe on February 11 starting at 10am.
Flatela explained that Makhele had indicated that he wants to step aside to make way for fresh blood in the organisation, as well as to devote more time to his private pursuits.
Makhele also still serves as the first deputy president of the Sol Plaatje Local Football Association (LFA) which is a nominal affiliate to the South African Football Association.
Dibeco, in turn, also indicated that he has other issues outside of his involvement with football which were demanding more of his attention, and has therefore requested not be considered for office.
Flatela said the league has reluctantly acceded to the requests by these two long-serving members, and wished them well.
According to Flatela executive incumbents Stuart Prins as deputy secretary, Tebogo Louw who serves as treasurer, Sammy Baise the deputy chairperson and himself (Flatela) in the capacity of head of competitions, along with member Robert Bikwa in the same committee, have availed themselves for re-election on Sunday.
He added that all SPMFL affiliates to the social-cum-retirees league have been notified to send a delegation of at least two members to the AGM. The dress code is strictly semi-formal. Lunch will be served at the event.