Irvin Khoza: Orlando Pirates and Premier Soccer League Chairman Hints at Stepping Down

Irvin Khoza: Orlando Pirates and Premier Soccer League Chairman Hints at Stepping Down

Babajide Orevba
updated at March 17, 2024 at 4:06 PM
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  • Irvin Khoza could be stepping down from his position as the Premier Soccer League chairman
  • The 76-year-old has been in charge for 21 years, doubling his duties as Orlando Pirates chairman
  • Close sources associated with the administrator claim his children now want him to take the back seat

Irvin Khoza, who has been the chairman of the Premier Soccer League for about 21 years, has reportedly hinted at stepping down/

South Africa's PSL could see the arrival of a new chairperson after more than two decades of Khoza at the helm of affairs.

It was gathered that the 76-year-old has considered not to run for the position during the November elections.

Irvin Khoza, South Africa, Orlando Pirates, PSL Chairman
Irvin Khoza could step down from his position as the PSL chairman. Photo: @sahil_e_.
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He has been in charge of the country's topflight football, as he also doubles as the Orlando Pirates chairman.

According to a report from Sunday World, close associates of the football administrator say he could step down later this year.

A source said, as per The South African:

“In a move that’s likely to send the SA football fraternity into a state of shock, long-serving Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairperson Dr Irvin Khoza has allegedly hinted he would step down and that he will not be standing for the chairmanship in the PSL elections in November this year.
"It was further gathered that Khoza's children seem to be influencing the decision.
“His (Khoza) kids now want him to take a back seat because he has done what he needed to do; he renewed all contracts. Investors do not like uncertainty. So, if you were to ask sponsors, they would say that they prefer him; to deal with a known person."

Radebe speaks on Kaizer Chiefs' decline

Sports Brief earlier reported that Kaizer Chiefs' misery in the last few years were compounded on Saturday, March 9, when they suffered a painful 3-2 defeat to Orlando Pirates in the 180th Soweto Derby.

This season, they are seventh in the PSL with 29 points after 20 matches. The Naturena-based club are 17 points behind reigning champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

Their defeat against Pirates was the first time they lost two league games against their rivals in 15 years. That irked the Amakhosi faithful.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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