Former South Africa World Cup Coach, the legendary Jomo Sono, is to be conferred with Honourary Doctorate Awards by two leading Universities, namely the University of London and the University of Dubai, on Thursday.
The ground-breaking event, which is scheduled for Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is in recognition of Sono’s monumental achievements as a renowned former soccer player, Business Magnate and Soccer Tactician per excellence.
Sono, arguably the best soccer export from the shores of South Africa, enjoyed a glittering career that spanned almost two decades culminating in several outstanding awards for the Gifted Player, Talent Scout, Seasoned Coach and Business Mogul.
Part of his rich and awesome resume includes playing professional football for Orlando Pirates where he remains a legend till this day, as well as memorable stints overseas at Sporting Lisbon and later in America for the (now defunct) New York Cosmos, where he starred alongside Brazilian legend Pele and German stalwart, Franz Beckenbauer.
Sono owns and tinkers leading South African soccer team, Jomo Cosmos FC, and is currently the longest serving coach in South African domestic football.