Absa Premiership

Khoza pays tribute to Ian McLeod

2017-11-01 11:06
Ian McLeod.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairperson Irvin Khoza has paid tribute to the late long-serving football match official and match commissioner, Ian McLeod.

McLeod, who became the first South African to referee at a Soccer World Cup - the 1998 edition in France - died at the age of 63 last week Thursday.

Khoza described McLeod as a selfless servant of the beautiful game.

“As the Premier Soccer League we recognise many years of Ian McLeod’s selfless service to professional football in the country," said Khoza.

“Our condolences go to the family. He will be remembered for his contribution in maintaining the quintessential image of the game.

“As a true public servant, he died with his boots on whilst coming from duty in a game played in Thohoyandou.

“The pain is much heavier because of the short space of time when we just buried the rare quality, breed of football administrator in the person of Dan Leboa.

“Thank you McLeod family for sharing Ian with us. The extent of the grief and pain of the passing of Ian will not be the same.

“We ask God to give you strength in this difficult time. May his soul repose peacefully.”

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