Who did Irvin Khoza buy Orlando Pirates from?


Orlando Pirates is one of the famouse soccer clubs in Africa and the only Southern Africa team that won the CAF champions ligue up to so far. My question is who did Irvin “The Iron Duke” Khoza buy the club from in the first place and how much did it cost? This legendary club that was originally formed in 1937 and had been owned by community untill sudently became the property of Irvin Khoza . Petrice Motsepe maneged to purchase sundowns after 1988 when the club became the property of Standard Bank, that repossessed the club from Mr. Zola Mahobe. The Twin Pharmaceutical Group, owned by the Krok brothers,then bought the club from Standard Bank. Angelo and Natasha Tsichlas also joined the ownership of the club during this time. New Name, same club. In 2003, mining magnate Patrice Motsepe bought 51 per cent shares in the club. A year later, he bought the remaining shares and became the sole owner and shareholder of the club. The club was renamed Mamelodi Sundowns as a nod to its heritage in Atteridgeville, Eersterus and Laudium and the club’s home in Mamelodi. The likes of Keizer Motaung and Jomo Sono had to start their teams from the bottom after their retirement from playing soccer oversea’s My article and i can’t turn turn blind eye when it comes to the the sponsor deal’s “Iron Duke” brought, the money he invested, the sponsor’s like Vodacom he tied, the marketing he made….. all the effort he made to make the buccuneers an iconic club it is today but does that make him the club owner? Does the Orlando community benefit from the million rands of foturnes of profit their team produce?

Gabuza is one hell of a striker – Jomo Sono

Source: SL

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