The MT Sports Marketing and Management agency has added former Comrades Marathon boss Keletso Totlhanyo to its management structure.
MT Sports, which represents Al Ahly coach and former Bafana Bafana boss Pitso Mosimane, and is owned by his wife Moira Tlhagale, became well-known in September 2020 when it orchestrated one of South Africa’s biggest coaching transfers when Mosimane joined Al Ahly from Mamelodi Sundowns.
Totlhanyo, who was the Comrades Marathon Association General Manager until December 2021, joined the talent management company in March and holds the same position she did at the CMA.
“After talking with Moira we just thought we share the same sentiments, we connected and decided to work together,” said Totlhanyo. “We are a young company, but we are very ambitious. We would love to manage more talent and as you can see our name is MT Sports, so we are not necessarily looking after only football. We are open to working with talent from other sports codes.”
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MT Sports has already started to make inroads into other sports, as it now looks after the interests of South Africa’s first black woman Superbike racer, Morongoa Mahope.
“We are talking to some ladies in cricket and there are some people in athletics that we are talking to as well. As soon as the deals are signed we will make announcements,” said Totlhanyo. “What we do is not only manage talent, we have three major things we do. We have the development side, we have talent identification and placement, and marketing and managing of talent.”
Totlhanyo is also keen on ensuring some sort of longevity for MT Sports’ clients, beyond their playing careers.
“We really want to change the narrative of our talent,” she said. “We want to see our talent succeeding even beyond their sporting active life, because what happens with our sports people is that they do well while they are still active, but beyond that they don’t have anything.”