By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa
THE AFRICAN JOURNALIST (NEWS SERVICE) 7/29/13
Dr. Irvin Khoza, Chairman of the Premier Soccer League (PSL), has reportedly received the support of several of the country’s football regions to become the next president of the South African Football Association (SAFA).
With the SAFA elections set to take place on 28th September, Sowetan Live reports that Dr.Khoza who also heads the PSL outfit Orlando Pirates, is the preferred candidate to be the next SAFA president.
Mandla Mazibuko, member of the Football Transformation Forum, said of Khoza, "We had a meeting where we unanimously agreed to support the candidature of the chairman [Khoza] to be the next president of Safa. The meeting was attended by 29 fully fledged regions of Safa and five associate members. We have other regions like Bojanala and Capricorn who are still having problems. The chairman is the right person to lead Safa. He has turned the Premier Soccer League into one of the best seven leagues in the world."
Mazibuko also added, "We want Safa to be one of the top 10 federations in the world, Bafana Bafana must be back in the Fifa top 17 rankings and number one in Africa. In Dr Khoza, we believe Safa will be in the right hands."