PSL chief Matthews resigns
Premier Soccer League CEO Stanley Matthews has resigned from his role after just five months, Dr Irvin Khoza confirmed on Tuesday.
Matthews only took up the position five months ago after penning a three-year deal, but has now opted to step down, with chief operating officer Cambridge Nkonyane taking up the role on an interim basis.
PSL chairman Khoza said in a statement: "The departure of Stan Matthews was initiated by a call in March 2012 from Mr Imtiaz Patel, the CEO of Multichoice who confidentially informed me that Multichoice had decided on a u-turn in relation to releasing Mr Matthews to the PSL.
"He informed me that Stan Matthews would be on the list of those approached for a post that was about to open. As always, I thanked Mr Patel for the heads-up.
"In April 2012, Mr Matthews approached me with a request to cut his stay at the PSL short as a bigger opportunity had come up for him. After persuading Stan to stay, I finally relented on condition his departure only happens at the end of the season."
Matthews said: "I would like to thank the PSL for the opportunity of heading up the biggest league on the African continent. I have been privileged to serve on the Executive Committee since 2006 and played a small but sincere part in building the League into the great brand that it is today; a flagship league in world football.
"I remain committed to professional football in this country and I'm willing to serve or try add value in any capacity in which I'm requested."