The owner of Magesi FC Solomon Masilo Makhubela has been conferred with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Community Development at the Tzaneen TVet College of Higher Learning. The ceremony took place on 29 July 2023. 

The club also confirmed in a statement that their chairman is now referred to as Dr Makhubela. 

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“Magesi Football Club extends words of appreciation to its President, Solomon Masilo Makhubela for being inducted as a Doctor of Philosophy in Community Development at the Tzaneen TVet College of Higher Learning on 29 July 2023. Dr Makhubela has for years, dedicated his resources towards developing communities within Limpopo,” the club said. 

“Among his many acts of service, Dr Makhubela supports educational programs in schools. The elderly and in collaboration with Mantona Kgoshi Kgabo Moloto wa Boraro, has uplifted the Moletjie region. This is where he hails from.

“The newly capped doctor is also a God-fearing man, who has contributed immensely to various religious organisations,” the club said.


“Having risen through the ranks and served in different leadership and managerial positions, he continuously sustained his activism in both governance and organisations.

“Dikwena extends these words of congratulations to Dr Makhubela and his family,” said the club. 

Magesi are into the second season in the Motsepe Foundation Championship since their return from the SAFA ABC Motsepe League. 

The Limpopo club finished 12th last season under the guidance of coach Clinton Larsen. They will open their 2023/24 campaign with a Limpopo derby against rivals Baroka FC at the Global Stadium. 

By Khotso Ramalatswa