Vasco Da Gama Football Club has appointed South African soccer legend Edries Burton as the club’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the club could have a Botswana international on their books soon.
Commenting on Burton’s appointment, Vasco Director Carlos das Neves said: “Vasco is in the process of implementing and formalizing club structures that will see Vasco operate as a fully professional club.
“Part of this process was to appoint a COO to drive this going forward. When it came to selecting the COO, we were looking for someone with a strong background in football administration – someone who understood the culture of Cape Town football.
“Edries’ knowledge and experience ticked both these boxes, and we believe the value Edries’ appointment brings to the club will be felt both on and off the field.”
As COO, Edries will be tasked with overseeing all administrative and management matters relating to the club, as Vasco Da Gama strives to become a leading model of club administration and management.
Burton made a name for himself when he played for the likes of Santos, Cape Town Spurs and AmaZulu, during a career which spanned across 18 years – 15 of which he spent playing in the Cape.
Meanwhile Botswana international Mpho Kgaswane, an attacking midfielder, is close to signing for Vasco.