Mbabane-Long serving sports administrator and former tennis ace, Maxwell has been appointed as the
new Eswatini Olympic and Commonwealth Games Associations (EOCGA) Chief Executive Officer. The
announcement was made by the associations’ President, Adam Bomber Mthethwa.
Jele who has been serving as President of the Eswatini National Tennis Association (ENTA) and Vice-
chairman of the EOCGA has resigned from both positions in order to assume the EOCGA Chief Executive
role. The appointment is effective from October 1, 2021, and extends for four years.
This is the third time that Jele has been appointed in the Chief Executive role at a national sporting code.
He has previously served as the CEO of the National Tennis Association and also held the same position
at the National Youth Council.
The EOCGA position was previously held by Sydney Simelane who resigned earlier in the year and Jele
has been acting CEO for the past seven months. His former role as Vice Chairman of the EOCGA will now
be assumed by the President of Basketball Eswatini, Nhlanhla Maphanga. Maphanga will occupy the
position until the next bi-elections.
Some of Jele’s successes include his role in the construction of the Swaziland Building Society (SBS)
Tennis Courts at the Olympic Africa Sports Centre in Lobamba. He is also holder of the best sports leader
award following numerous years of successfully leading the tennis association as one of the top sports
associations in the country.