The King William’s Town Masters Football Association (KWTMFA) held their annual general meeting at the Steve Biko Centre in Ginsberg over the weekend, where a new executive was elected.
Delegates of 16 affiliated clubs, as well as three new clubs, attended the AGM.
Vumani Mazwi was elected as president, with Thembani Booi chosen as secretary for the third consecutive year.
Zola Kati was replaced by Lubha Baliwe as treasurer, with Lundi Mangwane as deputy president, Mlamleli Ngcofe as assistant secretary and Yamkela Myaluza as the match and registration officer.
During an interview, Mazwi commended his predecessors for the sterling job they had done in ensuring the association had flourished.
Mazwi said since its establishment in 2018, the KWTMFA had achieved a lot.
“Like a child after birth, there are critical stages to go through before going out, and I can now safely say that within just two years, we have gone through stages of crawling, finding balance with our feet, talking and walking,” Mazwi said.
“2020 is our year of action.
“Systems have been built, structures formed and everyone understands our main objectives for the establishment of this vibrant association.”
He commended outgoing president Mwesi Daniso for the tremendous job done under trying times and extended a special word of gratitude to Booi.
“You were outstanding and have done a tremendous job,” Mazwi said.
“Now that systems have been put in place and structures established, action is the buzz word.
“Implementation of constitutional imperatives will be key this season and this exercise requires partnerships with key stakeholders ie from governmental departments, municipalities, businesses, media houses to nongovernmental organisations in and around Buffalo City Metro and Amathole districts where our affiliates are based,” Mazwi said.
“We are going to embark on a drive on formulating the partnerships through committees the executive is going to set up as mandated by the AGM, and we have already started our friendly fixtures at Bhisho in preparation for our official league which will resume in due course.”