Qokololo: PMB soccer and business legend dies

2009-01-12 00:00

Pietermaritzburg — Legendary soccer administrator and businessman, Alfred “Qokololo” Hlophe, died in Edendale Hospital on Saturday at the age of 78.

Qokololo’s name is well known in the football fraternity throughout the country. He was the administrator for the National Soccer League (NSL), which is now known as the Premier Soccer League (PSL), and a member and administrator of the South African Football Association (Safa).

The Qokololo Stadium in Imbali is named after him. Hlophe fought for 17 years for the stadium to be built during the apartheid era. His family described him as loving, a straight talker and a people’s person.

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