Irvin Khoza, born on January 27, 1948, in Alexandra Township, South Africa, is a prominent South African football administrator and businessman. He is known by the nicknames “Iron Duke,” “Squveve,” and “Mr. Football”.
Khoza began his education at Roma Mission School in Alexandra before attending Orlando High in Soweto. Later, he became a student at South Africa’s famous Fort Hare University, but he did not complete his degree due to being allegedly expelled for anti-apartheid activities.
Irvin Khoza is the Chairman of Orlando Pirates Football Club, Chairman of the South African Premier Soccer League, and Vice-President of the South African Football Association. He ventured into the world of sports in 1980, briefly left a year later, and then returned a decade later to save a club on the verge of bankruptcy.
Khoza has played a crucial role in South African football, helping to develop the sport and ensure its success. His dedication and passion for football have earned him a respected position in the South African sports community.
Tragically, Irvin Khoza’s wife passed away on January 17, 2020.