Stars axe PRO

2015-10-29 06:00

BETHLEHEM. – Free State Stars have fired Mebohang Maketa who used to be their public relations officer (PRO).

Maketa, who is known to many as “Sebata”, was shown the door a fortnight ago after he had served the team for about two to three seasons.

It is alleged that his axing came after he had used words which were regarded harsh by the Bidvest Wits management and supporters on one of the national radio stations ahead of their Telkom Knockout game which they won by 1-0.

Apparently management were not happy with the mouth sprinter having allegedly called them “stupid” on radio and at the stadium.

A source told Express Eastern Free State Maketa was found guilty after a disciplinary meeting had been held.

“It is alleged that he said that during the Stars and Wits league game at the Goble Park Stadium and that upset the management, supporters and the technical team of the Wits team.

“As if that was not enough, he repeated it on Lesedi FM in his interview on a morning drive show.

During a hearing, a copy of that show was requested from the radio station and those words were found,” a source said.

A source said Maketa had never been given a chance to apologise nor do anything, and was sent packing.

However, Express EFS has learnt that Maketa was not a favourite to the team chairman, Mike Mokoena, as they do not see eye-to-eye.

Ea Lla Koto have recruited Khekhe “KK” Sekere as the supporters’ coordinator and it is understood that he will be the one dealing with the team’s announcement until a new public relations officer is appointed.

Sekere, one of the die-hard Stars supporters, is not new to this team as he has worked there in the same position before.

Rantsi Mokoena, the team general manager, confirmed that they had parted ways with Maketa, but refused to give details.

“Sekere is the team coordinator for now,” he said.

Maketa has refused to comment on the matter.

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