Football Legend Doc Khumalo Named Brand Ambassador for Ford South Africa
Ford Motor Company South Africa has announced Doc Khumalo as its newest brand ambassador. Khumalo is well known in the country and beyond as a legendary South African footballer, and he will leverage his reputation for Ford by driving around in a custom-badged Ford Mustang GT Convertible for the next 12 months.
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“Doc Khumalo is a legendary South African football player, and we are delighted to have him sign up as a brand ambassador for Ford and driving our legendary Mustang,” said Neale Hill, director, Marketing, Sales, and Service, Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
“We look forward to linking Doc up with some of the projects our Ford dealers are doing locally, and in selected SSA markets too,” Hill added. “This further expands our involvement in soccer following our recently announced tie-up with Orlando Pirates Football Club as its official vehicle partner.”
Khumalo is currently the technical director for the Baroka Football Club, but he is best known for his 31-year career with Kaizer Chiefs. With the Chiefs, Khumalo was a former South African Footballer of the Year, and he was also an integral member of the Bafana Bafana national team in the 1990s.
“I am more than delighted to be part of the Ford family,” said Doc Khumalo. “Driving in the Ford Mustang GT 5.0 will not only be inspirational to me, but also to those around me. I extend my gratitude and thanks to my manager Jazzman Mahlakgane, who has worked tirelessly to make my dream come true, and to the Ford South Africa family for entrusting me with their brand. I have no doubt that we will go further together.”