Khoza takes on FIFA role

2011-12-23 14:11

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza has been handed a new role by FIFA in recognition of his contribution to African football.

The Iron Duke will serve on a global subcommittee that includes playing greats Pele, Roger Milla of Cameroon, Ghana's Abedi Pele and Portuguese legend Eusebio.

Khoza, who served as chairman of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee, is already a member of a strategic body headed by FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

It is unclear at this stage what the latest position entails.

"This is a great honour for me and the PSL to be asked by the world governing body to serve on the football committee," Khoza was quoted as saying by the Sowetan.

"It is a motion of confidence in the PSL by FIFA. Our league continues to grow as one of the top premier leagues in the world.

"I will make a contribution and also gain experience by serving on the committee where I will be working with people of illustrious careers in football.

"I appreciate this recognition by FIFA," said Khoza, who earlier on this year was included in the CAF club football committee.

The FIFA committee will have its first meeting on January 9.


  • Motho - 2011-12-23 15:21

    Danny Jordan should step aside and let Khoza take over as current unfoldings illustrate who is who in football. Viva Iron Duke Viva.

      rossallenronnie - 2011-12-24 06:45

      Motho there is no beter soccer administrator than Danny Jordaan i dont care what you say Iron Duke should put his attention on our beloved pirates in my opinion club bosses should not be allowed to be in any association we must get people like Jordaan to administrate the associations and club bosses must put there attention on there clubs

  • colin.dovey - 2011-12-24 08:42

    What will his appointment to FIFA do for SA Soccer and the ONGOING abysmal performance of Bafana Bafana?

  • Thopa - 2011-12-24 09:59

    Well done. Khoza!

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