Motsepe Foundation and PSL Launch Motsepe Foundation Championship

The Motsepe Foundation announced today that it has secured funding from companies associated with the “Motsepe Family” to sponsor the Premier Soccer League (“PSL”) Second Division as part of its ongoing commitment and contribution to developing and uplifting football and making South African football self-supporting and globally competitive.

The Second Division League will be renamed the “Motsepe Foundation Championship”.

The Founder and Chairman of the Motsepe Foundation Dr Patrice Motsepe said: “South African football has a long and proud history and has produced some of the most talented players in Africa and the world. It is an honour for the Motsepe Foundation to make a humble contribution to the development and growth of South African football and to making South African football amongst the best in Africa and globally. Dr Khoza contacted me yesterday and requested to meet me urgently and after talking to some of the Trustees of companies associated with the Motsepe Family an agreement was reached to launch the Motsepe Foundation Championship. We would also like to thank the PSL and its Chairman Dr Khoza for his relentless efforts to attract sponsors and partners to the PSL.”

Dr Irvin Khoza Chairman of the PSL said: “We are grateful to the Motsepe Foundation for contributing to the sustainability and promotion of South African football. I am excited that my urgent request to the Motsepe Foundation for support was accepted and activated at short notice. I knew that Dr Patrice Motsepe would be departing on Friday night for the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco and we wanted to conclude and launch the Motsepe Foundation Championship before his departure.”

Part of the sponsorship funds will be used to increase the prize money and for youth football development. There will also be policies to ensure that there are more youth players on the field of play in the Motsepe Foundation Championship.

Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe Co-Founder of the Motsepe Foundation said: “We have over the years supported football as it provides thousands of jobs, contributes to the improvement in the living conditions and standards of living of the poor and marginalised and is loved by millions of our people.”

The Motsepe Foundation currently sponsors in football, the SAFA “ABC Motsepe League” and the “Kay Motsepe National Schools Football Competition”.

For enquiries contact:

Dr. Rejoice Simelane

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