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- MTUMTUM: Should he stay or should he go?

SEDIBENG. – The presidency future of Safa Sedibeng Xolani Mtumtum is in the balance and with the Safa Sedibeng Annual General Meeting (AGM) around the corner, the main question local footballersΓÇÖ lips is: who will be his successor? Weekly Sport is in good authority that this much anticipated AGM is scheduled to take place on November 7 with a special general meeting taking place on October 31 and the candidates have already started lobbying for teamsΓÇÖ support. It is now almost four years that the current Safa Sedibeng Executive has served in office and like any organisation the association has experienced a lot of problems in terms of administering football affairs. Weekly Sport has learned that Star Hlongwane, who is a current Safa Sedibeng Executive Member, as well as Emfuleni Local Football Association chairman Bushy Nale are among the powerful football administrators to challenge the presidential position. ΓÇ£It is true that Hlongwane and Nale are among the most respected candidates for this position. I understand that Mtumtum will be also standing, but I donΓÇÖt think he stands a chance, because local teams want young blood,ΓÇ¥ says a reliable source within Safa Sedibeng. Should Nale be elected, it will be bad news for Emfuleni soccer teams, as deputy chairman Phinki Khumalo will once again become the associationΓÇÖs chairman. Although, Hlongwane should not be underestimated, as he has been around for quite some time and understands the local football politics very well. Hlongwane, who employed as the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Head of Sports Department is well known for taking local and national football administrators to the cleaners. However ends up being president has some very big shoes to fill, as greats such as the names of Patrick Mphulenyane, Anthony Reeves and former Safa president Molefi Oliphant have all headed this once proud football region that has now, according to many, become a laughing stock.
Source: vaalweekly.com