The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, through Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube, extends warmest congratulations to Dr. Irvin "Iron Duke" Khoza on the occasion of his 76th birthday.
In a statement, Premier Dube-Ncube commended Dr. Khoza's tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to elevating South African football to international acclaim.
Acknowledging the Premier Soccer League (PSL) as one of the most visible brands Globally, the Premier highlighted Dr. Khoza's pivotal role in this achievement.
"Dr. Khoza played a central role in South Africa securing the rights and hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup. His contributions as both the Chairman of the bid committee and organizing committee were instrumental in South Africa executing one of the most successful FIFA World Cup Finals. Added Premier Dube-Ncube.
The Premier emphasized Dr. Khoza's global impact as a football icon and applauded his visionary leadership in turning the PSL into a world-class football league and one of the most visible brands on the African continent. She expressed gratitude for his dedication, describing him as a role model not only for local football but for the entire football fraternity worldwide.
The Premier also conveyed her personal appreciation for Dr. Khoza's wisdom and deep insights, emphasizing the invaluable lessons learned from his exemplary career. As the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government celebrates this milestone, they wish Dr. Khoza continued happiness and good health.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government extends warm birthday wishes to Dr Khoza and expresses hopes for continued success in his endeavors.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Mr Bongi Gwala 072 793 4757
Head: Provincial Government Comunications
Joseph Cubai Acting Media Liaison Officer 061) 421-5853
Issued by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government