Media reports doing the rounds indicate that PSL chairman Irvin Khoza is set to step down from the hot seat. According to local media reports, chairman Khoza has been asked by his children to vacate his role as the PSL boss. The man nicknamed Iron Duke has been in charge of the league’s governing body, PSL since 2003 and his children want him to step down.

    As things stand per a Sunday publication, it seems Khoza will step down and end his 21-year role as PSL chairman.

    PSL Boss Khoza to Step Down as Chairman

    Doubling up as Orlando Pirates chairman, it remains unclear who will replace the 76-year-old Khoza as the PSL boss but there are veterans such as Kaizer Motaung. “His kids now want him to take a back seat because he has done what he needed to do, he renewed all contracts,” a source told Sunday World.

    “Investors do not like uncertainty. So, if you were to ask sponsors, they would say that they prefer him to deal with a known person. He is so strict about delivery and value back to sponsors. He has never been one to call himself an old man, but in the last six months, he has started to call himself that.”

    PSL boss Irvin Khoza
    PSL chairman Irvin Khoza is set to step down from his role as the boss according to media reports. Image Credit: (@PSLOffocial/X)

    “He never refers to his age; he talks about it lately. No club felt prejudiced by him during his time as chairman. Being chairman was like protecting his child; it was something he built.”

    PSL Bosses Still Want Khoza to Stay

    In addition, the informant also indicates that the PSL executives still have faith in the Iron Duke as they believe Khoza has a lot to offer in the league. According to the source, the latest development around Khoza has brought uncertainty among the League sponsors. The PSL boasts sponsors such as Carling Black Label, MTN, Nedbank, and MultiChoice (DStv).

    “They will have to appeal to him to stay on. It’s always the executive committee that wants him to stay and force him to always reconsider,” adds the source to the publication.

    “He is guiding his sons (Nkosana and Mpumi) at Orlando Pirates. His chairmanship of the league took away a lot of focus from Pirates. The club could be dominating and could be far, but the chairman sacrificed that so that the league could thrive.”

    In other roles, Khoza served in include playing a massive part as the vice-president of the South African Football Association (SAFA) and he was part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup organising committee.

    In a related story, this publication reported that celebrated former Bafana Bafana defender Lucas Radebe has raised his hand to succeed SAFA president Danny Jordaan. The ex-Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana defender said he is ready to lead SAFA and is already working on equipping himself for the hot seat.

    In an interview with the media during the “No Lays No Game UEFA Champions League” event in Johannesburg, ‘Rhoo’ says he is well on track to prepare himself for the leadership position at SAFA. The 1996 African champion with Bafana says he is available for the SAFA presidency role should an opportunity present itself, and he will be ready.

    The 54-year-old revered Leeds United legend and former skipper, Radebe says he is working tirelessly behind the scenes to equip himself in his quest to fulfil his long-time dream of serving as the country’s football governing body’s leader one day.

    “Absolutely, I am equipping myself and there are a lot of people that I’m talking to that are helping me with the right and relevant information. That will assist me to be ready one day,” Radebe said.

    Related: Radebe Eyeing SAFA Top Job, Raises His Hand To Lead Embattled Body

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