Sebata joins Mpumalanga Black Aces

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MASERU — A local radio sports presenter, Lebohang Maketa, has joined South African Premier League side Mpumalanga Black Aces as the team’s office manager.

Maketa, also known as Sebata, started his new job in Witbank on July 1.

He has previously worked as a public relations officer for Free State Stars and as general manager at African Wanderers — both football clubs in South Africa.

The 40-year-old former MoAfrika FM presenter has signed a two-year contract with his new employers.

“Yes, it is true that I now work for Mpumalanga Black Aces as office manager,” Sebata told the Lesotho Times this week.

“I started working for this team on July 1 and I oversee all of the team’s administrative issues.”

He said the move was a big challenge for him.

“It is a big achievement for me as an individual but I cannot run away from the fact that this is more challenging because, unlike the Warriors, Mpumalanga play in the Premier League,” he said.

Sebata said he hoped his work will be smoother, unlike at African Warriors where the team had a shoe-string budget.

“It was a huge challenge for me when I first joined African Warriors because I had to source funds for the smooth running of the team,” he said.

“But I am relieved that I’ve joined Mpumalanga because the resources are there, which makes my job a lot easier.”

He added: “The workload here has increased because this is a Premier League team and my job is to make sure everyone — players, coaches and managers — get what they need for the team to be competing successfully in the top-flight league.”

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