Announcing Keynote Speaker Irvin Khoza at Confex ‘12

African Football Executive Confex 2012, Johannesburg

18-20 April 2012

We are delighted to announce that Dr Irivin Khoza will be a featured keynote speaker at African Football Executive Confex taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa in April this year. Dr Khoza is Chairman of Premier Soccer League (PSL) in South Africa and the Chairman of Orlando Pirates Football Club. As the chairperson of the PSL, he was instrumental in securing sponsors of the league such as the ABSA Group Limited.

He was also the chairperson of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee South Africa from 2004 to 2010, which was tasked with, among other things, to ensure that South Africa adhered to the promises made to FIFA with regard to hosting a successful 2010 FIFA World Cup. He served as the chairperson of South Africa’s 2010 FIFA World Cup bid team, which secured the right to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.


Dr Khoza will be delivering a presentation on the topic: A view from the top – FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA.


He joins our distinguished panel of speakers at Africa’s premier football business conference including Dr Molefi Nathaniel Oliphant, Vice President of CAF, Dr Danny Jordaan, CEO, FIFA World Cup 2010 LOC, Francesco Bruscoli, FIFA Africa Development Programmes, Dr Robin Petersen, President, SAFA, Garth Hewitt, MTN, Nicholas Musonye, Secretary General of CECAFA, Jerome Champagne, Former FIFA Director of International Affairs, Steve Bellis, Kick Worldwide and Joop Lensen of the Royal Dutch Football Federation. We expect to make a more announcements of international football and business executives joining the speaker panel in the very near future.


Supported by SuperSport and Futsal Worldwide, 2nd annual African Football Executive Confex is expecting top level African and international football and business professionals, experts, brands and businesses to descend on the Wanderers Club, Johannesburg, for two days of engagement, in-depth discussion and networking around how to move your football business forward – and how Corporate brands can position themselves to benefit from the burgeoning African Football industry.


African Football Executive Confex 2012 Highlights

  • It is the African Confex for the Business of Football and attended by senior international football and business executives
  • The Confex will discuss the opportunities that exist for Corporate Sponsors in this industry
  • Explore business opportunities in the African football industry
  • There will be cutting edge presentations, networking and socializing with the key players
  • Attendees will gain insights on most pertinent issues affecting African football



Edward Abankwa
AFEC2012 Programme Director
+44 (0)7956 67 55 21


Pippa Freer

Director of Operations

+27 (0) 82 781 4524


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