Usuthu star midfielder George Maluleka takes a top role within SAFPU. Image Source: (@GeorgeMaluleka/Instagram)

Usuthu star midfielder George Maluleka takes a top role within SAFPU. Image Source: (@GeorgeMaluleka/Instagram)

Usuthu star midfielder takes over top role within SAFPU

Usuthu midfielder George Maluleka is delighted as he has been rewarded with a top role within the players union, SAFPU.

Usuthu star midfielder George Maluleka takes a top role within SAFPU. Image Source: (@GeorgeMaluleka/Instagram)

Usuthu star midfielder George Maluleka takes a top role within SAFPU. Image Source: (@GeorgeMaluleka/Instagram)

Usuthu midfielder George Maluleka expresses delight as he takes over a top role within the players’ union, SAFPU.

The former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, Maluleka is now on the books of AmaZulu aka Usuthu.

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Speaking to Sowetan, Maluleka says he is honoured to replace Calvin Motloung as the new deputy secretary general.

The Usuthu star reveals that his responsibility is to recruit more players to join the players’ union, SAFPU.

USUTHU STAR TAKES OVER TOP ROLE WITHIN SAFPU

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Despite still being active as a professional footballer, Maluleka said it would be difficult to focus on playing while working at the union.

The midfielder replaces Motloung as the deputy general-secretary in a new era for the player’s organisation, SAFPU.

“I’m honoured to be one of the players that are still active to be elected as part of the union,” Maluleka said.

Usuthu star midfielder George Maluleka takes over top role within SAFPU. Image Source: (@GeorgeMaluleka/Instagram)
Usuthu star midfielder George Maluleka takes a top role within SAFPU. Image Source: (@GeorgeMaluleka/Instagram)

“It is not going to be an easy task, but I think the leadership is going to help us to try and rebrand and rebuild the union.

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“We really want to try and make sure we get a lot more players on our side because there is still a little bit of belief that the union is not for players, but we are for the players and we are here to serve and make sure we protect them.”

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Currently based in KZN where he plays for the Durban-based Usuthu, ‘Mido’ adds that focusing on football will be a challenge for him.

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“It’s very difficult as you know I’m based in Durban. I will try and come wherever I can if there are conferences,” he said.

“I would like to see more PSL players, all of them, come into the space. For now, it is to try and get more recruitment.

“It is very important that we have a very good relationship with the players to make them understand, and we will try to make things more easier for them, more understanding that when they have situations when it comes to clubs, then they know what to do.”

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Meanwhile, coach Pablo Franco Martin’s Usuthu returns to DStv Premiership action this weekend as they host Stellenbosch on Saturday afternoon.

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