Irvin Khoza laments lack of credit as PSL chairman
Posted: 9 November 2012 Time: 11:59
Newly re-elected PSL chairman Irvin Khoza has suggested he does not get enough credit for the work he has done for the League in his position.
Khoza, who is credited for a sterling job with regards to the finances of the League, made the suggestion on Thursday after he was elected unopposed for a fifth term at the NSL quadrennial elections held at Gold Reef City.
"Here [in South Africa], you don't know if you are doing good or bad. When something goes wrong, someone must be blamed and if you do best, nobody says, 'keep on going, brother'," he bemoans.
"When you listen to radio stations, they always make references about people who are no more saying, 'This guy was a great man'. Today you are not a great man, but die tomorrow and they will say, 'Oh, what a nice man he was'," Khoza adds.
According to a recent City Press article, the League has during Khoza's tenure as chairman jumped from a business pulling in R100-million a year to R600-million.
This was largely thanks to the R1.6-billion broadcast deal with SuperSport International, as well as deals of R500-million each with Absa and Nedbank.
Meanwhile, the 'Iron Duke' was non-committal over his long-term future as PSL chairman. He ducked a question over whether he will seek re-election at the end of the new four-year term.
Khoza argued that those who put him in power a decade ago will make the call on his future.
"I didn't canvass ... I was elected unopposed [yesterday]. Even the first time I didn't ask to stand [for the position]. I was asked to stand. If they say it is enough, I will go," the 64-year-old adds.
Khoza has been at the helm since 2002, which means he will have served 14 years as League chairman by the end of the new term.