Bafana Bafana

Ex-SAFA vice-president to fight back

2014-10-13 10:41
Mwelo Nonkonyana (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former SAFA vice-president Mwelo Nonkonyana has vowed to fight SAFA following his dismissal on Saturday.  

Read: Congo to 'fight' in Polokwane

According to The Sowetan, Mwelo Nonkonyana has threatened to take legal action against SAFA.

Nonkonyana was dismissed by SAFA following a decision made by the country's national football body during its general congress on Saturday in Johannesburg. 

"Their decision to fire me was unconstitutional and was very wrong," Nonkonyana said.

"They took this decision in my absence and nobody cared to listen to what I had to say.

"It would leave the wrong impression if I left things as they are. So this will not go unchallenged."

Nonkonyana has confirmed that he will go to court to challenge SAFA’s decision to relieve him of his duties.

SAFA Chief Executive Dennis Mumble was unsure the grounds upon which Nonkonyana could challenge the decision.

“How can he expect to be reinstated when he was unanimously rejected by the entire congress?" asked Mumble.

According to reports, Nonkonyana believes that SAFA executives intimidated delegates into voting in favour of his dismissal.

Read more on:    safa  |  mwelo nonkonyana  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Bafana Bafana have been drawn with Cameroon, Gambia and Mauritania in the qualification stages for the 2017 AFCON tournament. Where will Shakes Mashaba's men finish in their pool?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.