BRILLIANT IDEA: Khuzwayo’s next big move

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Following a premature end to his dream football career, ex goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo’s next step is working towards owning a professional football club.

Khuzwayo was forced to retire at the age of 29 in August this year due to a recurring ankle injury that also robbed him of an official match for Orlando Pirates last season.

Khuzwayo met with Pirates boss Irvin Khoza recently.

The former Bafana Bafana Keeper had signed from rivals Kaizer Chiefs where he spent six years playing second fiddle to Itumeleng Khune.

Khuzwayo says he has also approached Pirates boss Dr Irvin Khoza and executive chairman of Kaizer Chiefs, Kaizer Motaung, seeking advice on how to run a football team.

“My long-term goal or dream is to own a team. I had a meeting with Dr Irvin Khoza and I also had a meeting with Dr Kaizer and we spoke about a lot of things in terms of how I should start, and I still need to go back to school. I got a scholarship from the United Kingdom so that I can prepare myself because if I am not educated I will waste the money I got,” Khuzwayo told FARPost.co.za.

“Honestly I am going to have a team probably 10 or 15 years from now but that is a long-term goal. I am going to be the first player in the longest time from the PSL to own a soccer team. Watch the space.”

Khuzwayo started his professional football career at AmaZulu in 2010 before being loaned out to Thanda Royal Zulu in 2011.

An impressive display for the then Richards Bay-based side caught the attention of Chiefs who later signed him the following season.

Khuzwayo with Chiefs’ executive chairman Kaizer Motaung during his time at the club.

He has also played 4 matches for the South Africa senior national team, Bafana Bafana, including at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

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