Transformer: Khumbulani Konco

Football is a fickle business. Just ask Manchester United’s ill-fated manager Chris Moyes. But in a game where sackings and transfers are as common as vuvuzelas at a Bafana game, Khumbulani Konco has spent more than a decade at one club. The thoughtful, soft-spoken Bloemfontein Celtic veteran first joined Phunya Sele Sele as a player, before moving up the ranks to team manager, COO, and now CEO and club director – a career path he attributes to “loyalty, commitment, and responsibility”.