PSL bosses are coin­ing it on and off the soc­cer pitch

With the coun­try in a tech­ni­cal re­ces­sion, there are some peo­ple who are hardly feel­ing the pinch es­pe­cially many club own­ers. looks at club bosses in the Pre­mier­ship and how they make their money.

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Pa­trice Mot­sepe (Mamelodi Sun­downs)

The bil­lion­aire club boss, who is one of the rich­est peo­ple in SA, made much of his wealth from African Rain­bow Min­er­als and uBuntu Botho, a hold­ing com­pany which has a stake in fi­nan­cial ser­vices com­pany San­lam.

John Comi­tis (Cape Town City)

The City FC owner is an ac­tive di­rec­tor in 11 com­pa­nies rang­ing from prop­erty, food and en­ter­tain­ment. Comi­tis made most of his wealth from his prop­erty. He is a 20% share­holder in Bell Mall Prop­er­ties, 40% share­holder in Fu­sion Prop­er­ties, and owns 50% of Rapi­dough Prop­er­ties.

Kaizer Mo­taung (Kaizer Chiefs)

While his name is syn­ony­mous with the club he built, the foot­ball doyen known as Chin­cha Gu­luva owns in­vest­ment ve­hi­cles Kaimot In­vest­ments and Kaizer Hold­ings. He is also a di­rec­tor in Con­nec­tiv­ity Part­ners and Mo­tor Inns.

Irvin Khoza (Or­lando Pi­rates)

Known as the Iron Duke, Khoza is the chair­per­son of both the PSL and the Buc­ca­neers. Out­side of foot­ball, he owns Boit­shepo In­vest­ments, Nkosana In­vest­ments and Sethula Prop­er­ties. His in­vest­ments are largely in prop­erty.

Khur­ishi Mphahlele (Baroka)

The Polok­wane busi­ness­man has var­i­ous in­ter­ests in the ser­vices sec­tor. His com­pany AMR has oper­a­tions in trans­port, as­set man­age­ment and fi­nance. He also fully owns Khur­ishi Credit Chase, while also hav­ing a 16% stake in Mad­ing­wana Re­sources and De­vel­op­ment.

Khulu Sibiya (Su­perS­port United)

The Su­perS­port chair­man started his ca­reer as a jour­nal­ist be­fore go­ing into busi­ness in the 1990s. He is a di­rec­tor in seven com­pa­nies in­clud­ing Mul­ti­Choice and Phuthuma In­vest­ments.

Jose Fer­reira (Bid­vest Wits)

The for­mer Su­perS­port United ex­ec­u­tive owns a law firm and is not only a di­rec­tor in Bid­vest Wits, but also owns Jose Fer­reira Con­sult­ing.

Mike Mokoena (Free State Stars)

Stars’ dis­creet boss has an em­pire com­pris­ing about 12 com­pa­nies. His com­pa­nies in­clude MDC Cater­ing Ser­vices, Golden Pond Trad­ing and Tsh­wara Thebe Con­struc­tion.

Mokoena leaves his son Rantsi to run the foot­ball club.

Fa­rook Kado­dia (Mar­itzburg United)

Kado­dia is a share­holder in 10 com­pa­nies, in­clud­ing Omar’s Cash and Carry Whole­salers, Bhayeni Build­ing Sup­plies and Yakha Trad­ing.

Siviwe Mpen­gesi (Chippa United)

Chippa’s ir­ra­tional and trig­ger-happy owner is a reg­is­tered di­rec­tor in 31 com­pa­nies. His busi­nesses in­clude lo­gis­tics, con­struc­tion, agri­cul­ture ser­vices and waste man­age­ment un­der the Chippa Group. He also has a stake in Mpen­dulo Se­cu­rity Ser­vices and Stu­dent So­cial Hous­ing Com­pany.

Larry Brooke­stone (High­lands Park)

The for­mer Plat­inum Stars ex­ec­u­tive co-owns High­lands Park with Brad Kaf­tel and Sinky Mnisi. Brook­stone also has a stake in six other com­pa­nies in­clud­ing Med­i­funds, Hun­trex and Nsele Trad­ing.

Pa­trick Sokhela (AmaZulu)

Usuthu’s owner is a well­known ty­coon who made his wealth in the sugar in­dus­try. Sokhela last year flexed his fi­nan­cial mus­cles when he bought the

Pre­mier­ship sta­tus of

Thanda Royal


He also has in­ter­ests in

Ushaka Game


Sokhela Prop­er­ties, Trans­port.


Mato Mad­lala (Golden Ar­rows) David Thi­diela (Black Leop­ards) Johnny Mo­gal­adi (Polok­wane City)


The act­ing PSL CEO and Ar­rows boss is a di­rec­tor in nine com­pa­nies.

Her busi­ness in­ter­ests in­clude hold­ings in Luvu Tech­nolo­gies, Mal­ibuye Main­te­nance Ser­vices and Ini­tia­tives Pro­ject Man­age­ment.

Leop­ards’ pas­sion­ate supremo whose club is his labour of love has 10 di­rec­tor­ships. His com­pa­nies in­clude two ser­vice sta­tions (Mvundi Park and Pro­tea Glen), Rokona Build­ing Con­struc­tion and Ren­o­va­tions and Li­doda Se­cu­rity Ser­vices.

Max Tsha­bal­ala (Bloem­fontein Celtic)

De­spite him hav­ing put Celtic up for sale, Tsha­bal­ala has a num­ber of other busi­nesses.

His com­pa­nies in­clude Maxram Con­struc­tion, Roses United, Maxx Quarry and TMM Me­dia. The Lim­popo busi­ness­man has stakes in Kom­sese Con­str­cu­tion and Civils, Mathote Con­tract­ing and Springs In­dus­trial

Busi­ness Park.

/ Ga l l o I m a g e s / Lef t y S h i v a mbu

Or­lando Pi­rates chair­man Irvin Khoza.

/ Martin Rhodes

Mamelodi Sun­downs boss Pa­trice Mot­sepe.

/ Gallo Im­ages/ Shaun Roy

Cape Town City chair­man John Comi­tis.

Gallo Im­ages / Lefty Shivambu /

Kaizer Chiefs chair­man Kaizer Mo­taung.

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