New ASA chair to ring changes

2010-09-20 15:14

Johannesburg - Newly-elected Athletics South Africa (ASA) chairperson James Evans on Sunday said he was confident the new board will be able to win the trust of athletes again, according to a report on Eyewitnessnews.

Evans was elected as the ASA’s chairperson at an election in Kempton Park over the weekend. Former track athletes Geraldine Pillay and Arnaud Malherbe were also voted in as board members.

The organisation has not had permanent leadership since the federation’s President Leonard Chuene was suspended last year over the handling of the the Caster Semenya gender issue.

Evans said it was time to get ASA back on track.

“We have a chance now to turn it around quickly and I think we can; it is quite a strong board,” said Evans.


  • steve - 2010-09-20 16:01

    So sad to see politicians stuff up another sport. What is it about these egocentric political clowns that they just can't see who the beneficiaries should be - sponsors demand good quality airtime and sportsman should deliver only their best!!!!

  • mike - 2010-09-20 16:14

    Congratulations, James! One of the (very) few who came out of the recent debacle with a reputation intact (enhanced), from the various news reports.

  • Comrade - 2010-09-20 17:34

    They certainly have showed their intent to clean up.I wonder what the other palookas were trying to do with the smear campaign...and got totally nothing for it. Time they find out who they were and boot them out of ASA too.The body/board would do well not to have them(conspirers) amongst the ranks to avoid being sabotaged.

  • Roberto - 2010-09-20 19:35

    If SASCOC CEO Tubby Reddy confirmed that the banned drug Actovegin, was administered to Geraldine Pillay why is she on the board?

  • Arnaud Malherbe - 2010-09-20 20:55

    @steve: What are you talking about? Please clarify. @Roberto: Actovegin is not and was not a banned substance - Geraldine has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

  • Casper Labuschagne - 2010-09-21 08:28

    Geluk Arnaud, wens jou sterkte.

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