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Motsepe Confirms Two New Members At Sundowns

  • July 1, 2024
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Motsepe Confirms Two New Members At Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns chairman Tlhope Motsepe has confirmed that Thabo Phiri has joined the club as marketing and brand manager.  

Sportswire broke the news a few days ago that Phiri was joining Sundowns, starting on 1 July.  

Phiri was overseeing the marketing department, brand development, marketing research, sponsorships, licensing, and digital for MTN for the MTN8 which is one of the sponsors of the PSL.   

He has been around the block when it comes to brand and marketing in the space of football and sport in general in South Africa.   

He has been in the industry for 20 years, having managed Bafana Bafana, Proteas, and Springboks under the sponsorships of Castle Lager.   

After completing a National Diploma in Sports Management in 2002 from Technikon Pretoria, he embarked on a career in marketing, events, and sponsorship management.   

Another member joining Sundowns is Kenneth Makhanya, who was the CEO of the league in Eswatini and was previously the general manager of Sundowns. He left during the times of legendary coach Pitso Mosimane.  

“In the marketing, we have a wonderful new marketing manager – Thabo Phiri and he is joining the team,” said Motsepe during the fan engagement in Durban this past weekend.  

“We have another member who is joining the club – Kenneth Makhanya on Monday. He’s former member of the team, who is coming back to join us because we also see that we are very ambitious, we want to be strong in all fronts this season.”     

Sundowns, who Motsepe said they are set to announce new players in the next coming days, are heading to Austria for the pre-season, and they are leaving the country on the 13 July.  

“That is going to be very important camp for us to make sure that the agenda is set,” Motsepe said. 

“That the plan is ready. You will also hear exciting announcement both on the pitch and off the pitch in the next coming days.”

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