Khoza on PSL unity drive
PSL chairman Irvin Khoza is expected to use tomorrow's annual general meeting in Johannesburg to preach for unity.
"It's a normal annual general meeting," said Khoza, who will also emphasise the importance of protecting the PSL brand.
This comes after the furore over a commission to be paid the sponsorship committee after it secured R1,6 billion for television rights and R500 million for the Premiership.
At a board of governors meeting two weeks ago, the clubs approved a once-off R70 million gratuity to the PSL sponsorship committee members.
A task team, convened by Jomo Sono, was appointed to investigate the contract obligations of former PSL chief executive Trevor Phillips and PSL marketing consultant Peter Mancer. The two were also on the sponsorship committee, which included Khoza, Kaizer Motaung and Mato Madlala.
Sono's committee will report back on their findings and make recommendations on how the R70 million gratuity should be structured. The other members of the committee are Jabu Khumalo of First Division side African Warriors and Jose Ferreira of SuperSport United.
They are expected to recommend that PSL staff, Premiership and First Division clubs, referees and the players' union should also benefit.
"We will discuss their report," said Khoza, who met the portfolio committee on sport and recreation in Cape Town on Monday for an update on the PSL developments.
Khoza presented the minutes of a meeting where the clubs agreed in principle that internal people should be used to secure sponsorship and would be entitled to 10 percent commission. The clubs had decided to stop using external negotiators, arguing that they were charging the league between 20 percent and 25 percent commission.
But there are plans to revert to using outside agents to avoid the barrage of complaints from some of the administrators.