Absa Premiership

Khoza backs new PSL CEO

2013-06-24 11:40
Brand de Villiers and Irvin Khoza (Backpage)
Cape Town - Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairperson Irvin Khoza has given his full backing to newly appointed league chief executive Brand de Villiers.

De Villiers, a chartered accountant and former director of the Blue Bulls Rugby Union, takes over from acting CEO Cambridge Mokanyane on a three-year contract from July 2.

Khoza is confident De Villiers will lift the league to new heights.

"We are confident we have the right man for the job," Khoza told the SowetanLIVE website. "The executive committee needed somebody with a proven track record in big business and also massive knowledge of the South African sports industry.

"De Villiers has a wealth of experience gained from the corporate world. We cannot be making sentimental appointments.

"Poor crowds at some of our games is another issue we have to deal with. The clubs are looking at us for help because of lack of sponsorship, so it is important that we make the right appointments, bring in people with experience to ensure the PSL remains relevant."

The Pirates boss added that a new generation of soccer administrators are already being primed to take over in South African soccer.

"We have young soccer administrators such as Rantsi Mokoena, Bamuza Sono, Jessica Motaung and many others who are involved in the sport.

"I have organised with Wits Business School to run courses for our people in soccer which has been going on for sometime now. We want to grow the PSL brand."

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