PSL chairman Khoza to speak at Soccerex African Forum
09 Oct 2012
Irvin Khoza, the chairman of the South African Premier Soccer League, has confirmed his attendance at the Soccerex African Forum in Durban later this month.
A stellar line-up of speakers has been announced for the event, which will take place on October 23-24. Khoza, the latest addition to the list of top-name attendees, will be able to give an expert view on league governance in South Africa and what needs to be done to develop the national leagues. Khoza is also the vice-president of the South African Football Association and chairman of the Orlando Pirates football club. He was a key figure in helping to bring the 2010 FIFA World Cup to South Africa and was then the chairman of the tournament’s local organising committee.
“I’m looking forward to attending the Soccerex African Forum,” Khoza said. “We are at an important stage in South African football and the Forum is a great opportunity for us to determine the next step in developing our national league and as a whole within the African football community.”
Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie added: “It is fantastic that Mr Khoza will be attending the Soccerex African Forum; he has a long and established connection with football in Africa, having helped bring the 2010 FIFA World Cupto the continent, as well as a great relationship with Soccerex, where his club the Orlando Pirates has always been a regular attendee. His position as chairman of the Premier Soccer League means he will be able to offer an expert opinion on the development of football in Africa.”