Phakaaathi Reporter
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1 Nov 2017
11:49 am

PSL chairman pays tribute to Ian McLeod

Phakaaathi Reporter

Dr Irvin Khoza, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairman, has paid tribute to the late long-serving football match official and match commissioner, Ian McLeod.

Irvin Khoza. Photo: ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Khoza described McLeod as a selfless servant of the game.

“As the Premier Soccer League, we recognise many years of Ian McLeod’s selfless service to professional football in the country. Our condolences go to the family. He will be remembered for his contribution in maintaining the quintessential image of the game,” he said.

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“As a true public servant, he died with his boots on whilst coming from duty in a game played in Thohoyandou.

“The pain is much heavier because of the short space of time when we just buried the rare quality, breed of football administrator in the person of Dan Leboa.

“Thank you McLeod family for sharing Ian with us. The extent of the grief and pain of the passing of Ian will not be the same.

“We ask God to give you strength in this difficult time. May his soul repose peacefully.”

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - 25 February 2007, Ian Mcleod during the Absa Cup match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Yebo Yes United at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo by Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – 25 February 2007, Ian Mcleod during the Absa Cup match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Yebo Yes United at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.
Photo by Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images