The Premier Soccer League have confirmed the death of former Chief Executive Officer Trevor Phillips.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Trevor “British Bulldog” Phillips, the first Chief Executive Officer of the Premier Soccer League. The NSL Executive Committee conveys its heartfelt condolences to Mr. Phillips’ family, more particularly, his wife Stella and his children Mark and Sharon. We supplicate that GOD gives them fortitude at this moment of their extreme grief and pain,” read a statement from the League.
Phillips held office for two-and-a-half years from the PSL’s inception nearly 25 years ago, before returning for a second spell in 2002, which spanned five years until 2007.
The League have also announced that a moment of silence will be observed in his honour, starting from Wednesday’s matches involving three of the country’s four CAF-participating teams this season.
“The PSL will observe a moment of silence ahead of this week’s DStv Premiership and GladAfrica Championship fixtures. May his soul repose peacefully,” the statement concluded.
He will be remembered for his great contribution in making the South African flagship league a profitable and sustainable organisation.