The PSL confirmed a new deal with MTN today, but this has been on the back of claims that the League has been struggling to persuade sponsors such as Absa, Nedbank and Telkom to sign new contracts.
Khoza though, reacted angrily to the reports and gave his own account of what exactly has been going on behind the scenes.
“For your own information, we made a proposal to MTN on May 27 and they reverted back to us on June 7 so it didn’t take long to agree the deal,” Khoza states.
The Iron Duke further said the “nonsense” – in his own words – that has been written relating to the alleged sponsorship setbacks “doesn’t bother us as the PSL”.
Khoza downplayed the fact that no sponsorship had been confirmed less than a week before the 2012/13 season kicks off.
“We will announce the rest. We didn’t announce the MTN sponsorship because there were too many things happening like MTN were involved in the Manchester United tour and the Carling Black Label Cup.
“So if we did (announce the MTN sponsorship), there could have been no impact in the market space. We don’t want to clutter these things,” Khoza argues.
However, it is not clear at this stage when the PSL intends to publicly announce the other deals with the rest of the sponsors.
Khoza adds that the League fixtures could be released after the board of governors meeting on Wednesday.