Michael Hughes

General Manager, Stellar Africa

Stellar Africa, whose shareholders include Bidvest and the
Stellar Group, was formed in 2002 and Michael Hughes
joined the company a year later, his primary role being to
sign young and upcoming football and cricket talent.
The company's fi rst cricket client was Protea spinner Paul
Harris, and its fi rst football client was Kaizer Chiefs defender
Jeffrey Ntuka, who, at the time, was signed to Chelsea
FC. Both players gave the company credibility and the
opportunity to attract other professional sportsmen.
The company's current local stable includes
Jacques Rudolph, Rilee Rossouw, Peter Grant, Reneilwe
Letsholonyane and Katlego Mphela; overseas clientele
include the likes of Phil Vickery, Ashley Cole and Kolo Toure.
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Lunch spot: Parreirinha, Rosettenville, Johannesburg