Absa Premiership

Khoza confirms more insurance payouts

2015-11-16 09:45
Richard Henyekane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - PSL chairman Irvin Khoza has revealed that the families of deceased footballers, Cecil Lolo and Richard Henyekane, will also receive an insurance payout after Senzo Meyiwa's payment was finalised.

The deaths of the footballers shocked the local game in the last year after Meyiwa was shot dead in October 2014, while both Henyekane (April 2015) and Lolo (October 2015) died in a car accident.

Khoza confirmed that the Premier Soccer League (PSL) governing body has an insurance policy that covers every professional player in the country.

"The PSL has got one insurance policy for everybody, for players and officials," Khoza told the Sowetan.

"The money for Lolo will be paid to the club, and the club administers it. The same policy applies to Henyekane, which is still going through the processes. The insurance company must first investigate the circumstances of the accident.

"Senzo's payout was delayed because there are certain kinds of exclusions. So it had to be investigated that these did not apply. The insurance company have satisfied themselves on that. They had to get statements from the police."

Khoza also cleared the air about Meyiwa's father, Samuel, who rebuked the Orlando Pirates chairman for not informing the family before the announcement.

"We have contacted the family. And I did indicate to the father that, 'You have jumped the gun'. Because when I was talking, I was doing so as chairman of the league, in a press conference," Khoza said.


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