The Free State government honoured Khoza by naming the schools sports games the DR Irvin Khoza Free State Schools Super League.
The Super League is aimed at recognising his contribution towards football development in South Africa.
Free State MEC Dan Kgothule says they were happy to have acknowledged Khoza and that they believe more young people will follow in his footsteps.
“Well we felt that is befitting to honor Dr Khoza because he has contributed immensely for soccer development at the club level and even at the professional League level even country and International level as we speak,” he says.
“We wanted to do it so we can also encourage young ones to lead meaning full lives and eminate somebody as successful as Dr Khoza through his participating in soccer,” he adds.
The MEC further says: “Reasons there are so many why Dr Khoza, every South African if I need to explain I will be preaching to the converted. But what is important here is that we have this wrong thing that we wait for you to die and then we want to acknowledge the good work he has been doing.
"So it is befitting for us to say we want to give him roses now we don’t want to keep this roses for his grave to come,” he adds.
The games were also officially launched yesterday and will run until next year.
10 best Secondary Schools from the Free State were selected after going through trials since last year and will all play a round robin format, resulting in 90 games and 18 weeks of football fixtures.
The winner will walk away with R100 000 plus gold medals, while second place will get R60 000 and silver, third place R40 000 and all the players who participated will walk away with a certificate.
The Schools include: Concordia High School, Dr Cingo High School, Diamant Hoogte, Harmony, Lere la Thuto, Louis Botha, Moteka, Ntsu, Reikemiseditse and Seemahale.