Cape Town - Orlando Pirates chairperson Irvin Khoza
has no intention of retiring and believes he still has a lot to
contribute to South African football.
Khoza, who is also the chairperson of the Absa Premiership, has been involved with
Pirates since 1980, initially joining as a secretary before becoming
owner in 1991. And when asked if there was a succession plan in place in
case he decided to step down, the 'Iron Duke' retorted with a question
of his own, asking if anyone had asked former South African president
Nelson Mandela when he would retire.
"That is a topic for another day," Khoza told IOL.
"How do you retire in football? Must I retire from my business? Remember, I'm not employed here. This is my business.
"Why do I have to retire from something I spent the rest of my life
in? Why? Must I retire and then do what? Die? Stay under the tree. Did
they ask when will Nelson Mandela retire?"
"Are you tired of me in football now? Do you want me out of football?
We can't talk about what will happen. Let us talk about what is
happening. We still have a lot of challenges in football and I want to
contribute. Why can't we talk about the good things that we've done
instead of talking about retirement. Let us work on solving the current
issues at the moment."
- TeamTalk Media