MONDE Mhletywa, 40, was named the new boss of Safa-NMB at the weekend.
The 40-year-old BSc chemistry graduate and father of two was elected at the soccer body’s annual congress at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday where Safa president Danny Jordaan was the guest of honour.
Mhletywa started as a player and progressed to coaching before becoming an administrator with the then-Uitenhage Football Association.
When the association disbanded to form Nodefa and Larofa, Mhletywa became the president of Nodefa, a position he will now have relinquish.
“I don’t aim to fix what is not broken but during my term, I plan to put in place systems for more efficient administration not only at our regional office but among our affiliates,” Mhletywa said.
“Currently the level (of administration) in some LFAs leaves much to be desired and at the same time there ware those who are more efficient than the regional office.
“Year in and year out we are doing the same things and encountering the same problems. We have to find new and better ways”. Another of Mhletywa’s priorities will be development of youth structures.
The new Safa-NMMB officials are: president: Monde Mhletywa; vice-presidents: Simphiwe Nkangala, Marks Totwana; treasurer: Chris Mini. – Mogan Segadavan