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New PSL chief named

By SOWETAN LIVE | 2013-06-20 13:35:38.0 | COMMENTS [ 12 ]

Director of Blue Bulls rugby team, Brand de Villiers is the new Premier Soccer League chief executive officer, chairman Irvin Khoza has announced.

"We are delighted to unveil Brand as the new CEO, he will start on July 2 because he's got other commitments elsewhere," said Khoza.

De Villiers, is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA) who joined Vodacom in 1995 as Head of Expenditure before helping to establish Vodacom Sport and Entertainment (Pty) Ltd in 1998. After initially joining Vodacom Sport and Entertainment Pty (Ltd) as Financial Director, De Villiers was appointed as MD of the company in 2001 following SAIL Group's acquisition of the company.

In 2003, De Villiers was appointed as MD of SAIL Group and played a key role in the formation of the SAIL Group strategy and the subsequent delisting of the company in 2005. Now known as MARC Group, the holding company manages various investments within the marketing, sport and entertainment industry across the African continent..

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when last did the psl have a black CEO?this guy is a rugby executive anyway whats going on here?we have many capable black leaders nxa

2013-06-20 13:46:34.0 | 0 replies

Hey isnt this Khoza the one who used the K woord IN PUBLIC

Now he is appointing a boooer.

This is agent style behaviour.

2013-06-20 15:54:51.0 | 0 replies


Good luck Brand . You gonna need it.I hope you got a sign-on bonus because thats how these guys roll.

Lots of african racists on this blog i see. So it is possible after all.

2013-06-20 15:32:54.0 | 0 replies

Heeeeee utlwang bo Khoza, what does he know about soccer and dont tell me about his qualifications that dont relate to soccer?

I wonder what he got for your pocket mr Khoza and dont bore us to death with DA members in our PSL the field is the only place suitable for him,Gavin Lane and others showed them the way to the pitch when you're from die bokke,PSL is nie die bokke nie.

2013-06-20 15:11:53.0 | 0 replies

He is not BEEE compliant, how does this PSL select employees, is PSL BEEE compliant? I doubt it, they no nothing about empowerment, last time Dipela was trained to take over from Phillips, then what?

2013-06-20 14:39:15.0 | 0 replies


well with rugby i have never head if a playoff or relegation. maybe he will get rid of rellegation altogether.

but for real though i hate this playoff thing with a passion!!!!

2013-06-20 14:26:48.0 | 0 replies

Onother one again, shuuuuuu!!!

2013-06-20 14:05:23.0 | 0 replies

Khoza and this guy are obvious...! Is like Zuma and Guptas...

2013-06-20 13:57:42.0 | 0 replies


2013-06-20 13:50:23.0 | 0 replies

What does he know about soccer?

2013-06-20 13:49:01.0 | 0 replies

Noo man? SAFA should get someone from SA Rugby for poor performing Bafana Bafana.
PSL has been far better in the rest of Africa.
Now even Danny Jordan believes Ethiopia should also loose six point and bafana get 3. Will watch the space.

2013-06-20 13:48:13.0 | 0 replies