Irvin Khoza Biography: House, Wife, Home Language, Net Worth, Age, House, Billionaire
Irvin Khoza, also known as Iron Duke, was born on 27 January 1948, in Alexander, South Africa.
He is the owner of Orlando Pirates football club; a top-flight football side in South Africa.
Khoza is also the chairman of the Premier Soccer League and is regarded as a notable figure in football administration. He also spear-headed the team that landed the hosting rights of 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.
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|Full Name:||Irvin Khoza|
|Stage Name:||Iron Duke|
|Born:||27 January 1948|
|Age:||73 years old|
|Region Of Origin:||Johannesburg|
|Wife:||Matina Khoza (D. 2020)|
73-year-old Irvin Khoza was raised in Alexandra, a segregated small town, north of Johannesburg, South Africa.
He stemmed from a very passionate and optimistic background. In his childhood days, Irvin was an ardent follower of the South African football national team.
He grew up with a deep-rooted desire for sporting activities.
Irvin Khoza was impressive in his schooling timeline. He was also very active in extra-curricular activities at High School.
The football administrator was also academically astute, attending a school at Soweto, before finishing his tertiary education impressively at University of Fort Hare.
Irvin Khoza‘s success in football administration started off more than 30 years ago.
He was appointed by Orlando Pirates soccer club and worked as a secretary for two years (1980-1982). Khoza‘s financial advantage and profound ideology for sports management earned him an opportunity to own the club nearly 10 years later (1991).
During his reign as club owner, Orlando Pirates grew up the ranks and became a stronger club in the South Africa football league. They won the African Champions League title in 1995.
He is currently the chairman of the Premier Soccer League, the top tier of South African football league. He is also the vice president of the South African Football Association. During his tenure, Khoza has secured a partnership deal with Absa Group Limited, which is a successful alliance with the league till date.
In 2004, he was instrumental in ensuring South Africa got the hosting right for the quadrennial tournament. He also played a major role in securing another hosting right for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Khoza served as chairman of the organizing committee between 2004 and 2010.
Irvin Khoza lost his wife, Yvonne Mantwa Kgotleng-Khoza, on the 17th of January, 2020. They were blessed with two sons and a daughter.
The Orlando Pirates owner decided to tie the knot again. Sadly, his second wife, Matina Khoza, died on the 23rd of July, 2020.
She was survived by their four children.
Former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, rewarded Irvin Khoza with the Order of Ikhamanga in 2011.
He was also named as The Most Impressive Achiever in a CAF Award.
The South African businessman, Irvin Khoza net worth is estimated at $10,000,000.
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