EP Rugby CEO Anele Pamba has resigned from his position with immediate effect, leaving President Cheeky Watson in “shock”.
Pamba was the EPRU Deputy President in 2008 and agreed to take up the interim CEO position in 2009, until such a time when the Kings were granted the opportunity to play Super Rugby, which they are poised to do next year.
Watson paid tribute to Pamba’s contribution to the Kings and admitted that he will not be easily replaced.
“Of course this decision comes as a shock to many of us, and certainly Anele’s (Pamba’s) enthusiasm and dedication will be sorely missed. However, we cannot prevent him from wanting to pursue other avenues and projects and we certainly wish him well in his future endeavours,” he said.
General Manager Charl Crous will act in the CEO position up until such a time when a fulltime replacement is found to resume the CEO duties.