CEO Ferreira leaves the Bidvest Wits

On the last Wednesday, Bidvest Wits announced that Jose Ferreira has been released from the position of CEO of the club. This release was through mutual agreement with immediate effect.

In the future, Ferreira will stay in this club as a consultant. After this situation, Chairman of Bidvest Wits stated that Jose was in the club for seven successful seasons. In this period he was very professional. They understand the situation wishing him a lot of success in the future.

But what will this mean for Wits? Maybe some changes in the team. Still, we can’t say. But, for sure the new CEO makes some changes. Who knows, maybe we will see Wits with better PSL result than they have now.

What Ferreira said after the release

This decision wasn’t easy for him. But because of personal reasons, he needs to be released from the position of CEO in the club. Chairperson kindly accepted this decision. If we ask Ferreira 2019 was very difficult for him. Specifically on a personal level. He mentions that the many uninterrupted years of service to the game, have taken their toll.


In his last statement, he wants to thank Wits, specifically previous and current chairpersons. For sure this was the biggest challenge in his career as a football administrator.

Also, he mentions that he had the privilege of working in the club as Wits. This is one of the most professional football clubs in South Africa. For sure this will be a great loss for the team. But when someone has his personal reasons for leaving the club. Everyone should respect that.

There are some rumors that Wits are re-structuring financially. Until now they make a lot of cuts off in youth development ranks as well as from the backroom staff and playing squad.

A lot of influence on these rumors has coach Gavi Hunt‘s statement where he speaks about the economic situation in South Africa. Something is happening for sure. Behind every rumor is some true. So will this have a lot of effect on Wits? We can only wait to see. But be sure that Soccer10 will bring you all that information in one place.