Free State Stars PRO under fire
Posted: 7 December 2008 Time: 5:15 pm
If rumours doing the rounds in the Free State are anything to go by, Premiership strugglers Free State Stars will be without a PRO by the end of this week.
Ea Lla Koto are expected to fire the club's mouthpiece, Lebohang Maketa, during a management meeting this week. This follows Maketa’s refusal to travel in a bus with the club's supporters to their Telkom Knockout semifinal match against Ajax Cape town in East London recently.
According to reliable sources, Maketa doesn't see eye to eye with the Mokoena's family as a result of that.
Maketa, who replaced Louis Tshakoane earlier this year, joined Stars from MoAfrica FM in Lesotho. He also worked as a PRO for Lesotho's outfit Lioli FC between 2002 and 2005. In 2005, he was employed by the Lesotho Football Association (LEFA) as a Public Relations Officer for the organisation.
“We are not aware of those allegations. Maybe Maketa himself is aware of those rumours. As a club we don't know anything about the impending dismissal of Maketa. But what I can tell you is that we were surprised because he was not involved in everything prior to and during our match against Maritzburg United at the weekend,” Stars' Chairman Mike Mokoena told Kick Off.com.
Maketa was not available for comment.