Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe has been appointed South African Football Association (SAFA) CEO on a five-year contract.
Motlanthe was previously SAFA’s legal officer, but replaced Gay Mokoena as acting CEO in May 2020 after Mokoena was relieved of his duties the month prior.
The announcement was made by SAFA president Danny Jordaan on Friday.
Jordaan described Tebogo Motlanthe as a football administrator through and through.
He said Motlanthe was a unanimous choice after a rigorous interviewing process conducted by three independent professionals.
‘’He was highly recommended by the interviewing panel and the NEC endorsed his candidature unanimously. He has been appointed on a 5-year tenure and commences with immediate effect,’’ said Jordaan.
Jordaan added that Motlanthe’s mandate include consolidating SAFA’s healthy financial position, making sure that all our national teams feature in major tournaments in line with Vision 2022 and that they should compete with the best going forward.
‘’We are also looking at him strengthening the administration to make SAFA a world-class organisation. In his short stint as the acting CEO, he has done extremely well and we are confident he is going to take SAFA to the next level,” said Jordaan.
In his acceptance statement, Tebogo Motlanthe thanked the NEC under the leadership of Danny Jordaan for showing confidence in him and that he will make it a point that he does not betray their trust in him.
‘’I will deliver on my mandate and that include seeing all of our national teams doing well in their respective competitions. I have also commenced the financial turnaround strategy but I want to make this sustainable not a once off thing,’’ he said adding that soon the association will be announcing various partnerships.
He said one vital element in having a stable administration was working closely and well with the media and that his door remains open to all football stakeholders.