Mato Madlala is the current acting CEO of the South African Premier Soccer League, a position she has held since November 2015. She is also the owner and chairperson of Lamontville Golden Arrows F.C. The outspoken businesswoman has managed to break out in a male-dominated industry.
Mato has had an influence on many South Africans since she came into the limelight as Golden Arrows owner. Together with other respected football officials like Irvan Khoza, Kaizer Motaung, and others, she has ensured that South Africans enjoy their most loved sport. Here is a detailed Mato Madlala biography.
Mato Madlala profile summary
- Full name: Mato Madlala
- Date of birth: 23rd January
- Mato Madlala age: Information unavailable
- Nationality: South African
- Occupation: Businesswoman, football administrator
Early life and education
Little is known about the businesswoman’s marital life. It is not clear whether there is a Mato Madlala husband or any Mato Madlala children. She considers her niece, Nonceba, to be her daughter. Nonceba might be the one to take over the Mato Madlala business as she is the current club manager at Lamontville Golden Arrows F.C.
Ms Madlala is a business-oriented woman. She is the owner and chairperson of Lamontville Golden Arrows F.C., a South African PSL soccer club based in Durban. She revived the club (then Ntokozo FC) in 1996 and registered it in 2001 together with her late brother, Rocky. Nonceba Madlala, Mato’s niece, is the club’s manager.
Mato Madlala was appointed as the acting CEO of the South African PSL on 11th November 2015 after the departure of then CEO, Brand de Villiers. She has been the interim CEO ever since, a more extended period than any permanent CEO has held since 2011.
PSL chairman, Irvin Khoza earlier said that Madlala had not been made the permanent CEO because she has other duties and the CEO position is demanding. One has to renounce other positions to become permanent CEO. She has so far been doing well. However, her appointment was questioned because it brings about conflict of interest given she has a club playing in the premier. In her defence, she said she did not put herself forward for the role but was appointed by the PSL executive.
She is also a director of nine companies. She has holdings in Malibuye Maintenance Services and Initiatives Project Management as well as in Luvu technologies.
Mato Madlala net worth
Mato Madlala business interests, including her football club, are a great source of revenue. Mato Madlala salary as the PSL acting CEO is also high. Details about her exact net worth in 2020 are not available but it is presumed to be high.
Mato Madlala contact details
If you want to reach the Lamontville Golden Arrows boss, you can contact her soccer club. Contact information is as follows:
- Tel: +27 31 303 9848
- Fax: 27 31 303 9849
- Email: Igarrowsfc@telkomsa.net
- Physical address: Moses Mabhida Stadium, 44 Isaiah Road, Durban, 4001
Mato Madlala pictures
Ms Mato Madlala is one of the most successful businesswomen in South Africa. Among her many admirable attributes is her outspoken personality. Here are a few pictures of the sports-loving woman.
Soccer club boss
She was born in a soccer-loving family. Together with her late brother Rocky, they revived Ntokozo FC (Now Lamontville Golden Arrows F.C.). She has been behind the club’s driving wheel since her brother died in 2007.
Longest-serving acting PSL CEO
The businesswoman has been the PSL’s acting CEO since November 2015. The league’s executive board is yet to find a perfect permanent replacement for the position after almost five years since Brand de Villiers left.
No need for kit sponsorship
Abafana Bes’thende, as her soccer club is popularly known, has been without a sponsor for more than five years. In 2019, she said sponsors only come in to benefit from the franchise while the club gains a fraction from the partnership. Her club does not need that kind of arrangement as she can handle the responsibility.
Succeeding in the male-dominated industry
Soccer is often associated with men. Since she broke out in the industry in the 1990s with Lamontville Golden Arrows, she has nurtured many soccer talents. Being a high-ranking official at PSL is also a great achievement for her.
Apart from being involved in the running of South African football, she is involved in other business interests. She is a director of nine companies.
Mato Madlala is indeed a role model for everyone in South Africa. Her admirable qualities, including having a strong work ethic, have helped her build a strong legacy in South African football.
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