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SAFA 'owe' sangoma R90 000

2011-10-11 14:09

Johannesburg - A sangoma claims the South African Football Association (SAFA) owes him R90 000 for providing the "magic" to beat France in the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the Daily Sun reported on Tuesday.

S'bonelo Madela said Bafana Bafana would not win any matches until he got his money, hinting he was responsible for the team's failure to go through to the Africa Cup of Nations finals on Saturday.

"If the national soccer team want to start winning, the SAFA bosses must settle their debt with me first," Madela was quoted as saying.

SAFA vice-president Mwelo Nonkonyane confirmed it had used Madela's services, but said he had already been paid.

"We are going to open a criminal case against this guy," Nonkonyane said in the report.

Neither Nonkonyane nor SAFA spokesperson Morio Sanyane and Gary Mojela could be reached for comment.

 

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Comments
  • W0lvEriNE - 2011-10-11 14:12

    dsfds

      Parko - 2011-10-11 14:30

      face.....f**king......palm... These people cant' even be dragged into the 21st century. Send this bugger to Swaziland.

      jowza - 2011-10-11 14:38

      Was the sangoma supposed to read the rules of afcon also

      cat8fish - 2011-10-11 14:51

      Stupid sangoma. SA didn't even win

      Bob - 2011-10-11 15:46

      I'll pay him 90K if he can make Juju disappear, now that would be worth it.

      Green Oaks - 2011-10-11 15:54

      THESE people live on a different planet

      mac-sdi - 2011-10-11 16:43

      hahahaa let me get this right; SAFA wants to sue this guy for Bafana not qualifying? hahaha. Only in RSA

  • Gandalf - 2011-10-11 14:13

    *facepalm*

      RacingShark - 2011-10-13 15:23

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  • Edwin Twala - 2011-10-11 14:15

    Mickey mouse organization... read the rules of the tournament before going to a Sangoma...

      Cas - 2011-10-11 16:07

      How can the article quote Nonkonyane about using the Sangoma services, and in the end, it says "Neither Nonkonyane nor SAFA spokesperson Morio Sanyane and Gary Mojela could be reached for comment." When did they confirm this?

      Mayele Karegeya - 2011-10-11 16:14

      Living in modern days , but still in the wilderness. Openly admitting to having used the service of the sangoma !!!!!! And you can not even beat , at home , a team like SIERRA LEONE , when it mattered the most . For sure God can not give you everything...... you got the best economy inherited from apartheid regime , but unfortunately lack the competition mentality . Bunch of spoilt brats !

  • JitteKerl - 2011-10-11 14:15

    april fools?? SAFA 'have already made use of his services' ??

  • Sheriffff - 2011-10-11 14:19

    what a joke

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-10-11 14:33

      SAFA should whip out that Mastercard, cos this is truly priceless !!!

      Crunchiessss - 2011-10-11 15:15

      This story is far from over. The sangoma probably needs to feed his family too. He's got them by the balls. Shame Bafana ( MS Word auto corrects bafana to banana - LMAO) will be losing a lot more games if they don't keep this guy happy.

  • Sledgedarkwatch - 2011-10-11 14:23

    SAFA used this clown ???? For What ?????? For F#ck sakes - What a bunch of Backward thingking Bafoons.

      Cas - 2011-10-11 16:08

      How can the article quote Nonkonyane about using the Sangoma services, and in the end, it says "Neither Nonkonyane nor SAFA spokesperson Morio Sanyane and Gary Mojela could be reached for comment." When did they confirm this?

      DW - 2011-10-11 16:43

      Cas, this article is quoting from a Daily Sun report, who seem to have spoken to Nonkonyane. The journalist who wrote this, commenting on that report, could not reach Nonkonyane.

      Thabo - 2011-10-13 10:42

      This is epic man, eish! I cnt F**king believe this. These guys are shamelessly dragging the SA name in the mud, indeed they are a bunch of Backward thinking Bafoons

  • NicaX - 2011-10-11 14:27

    Really?????

  • callan - 2011-10-11 14:27

    This is the same bunch of clowns who awarded themselves US$ 6 figure performance bonuses when we won the rights to host the WC - only in Africa! Banana anyone?

  • Jan - 2011-10-11 14:28

    This is hilarious!

  • The Kaapman - 2011-10-11 14:28

    I think sangoma no sangoma even Lesotho could beat France last year

  • Nuraq - 2011-10-11 14:29

    This has got to be a joke. SAFA employing the services of a sangoma? Time for heads to role.

  • Sprover - 2011-10-11 14:31

    I decided to read this article for some comic relief, but then read: "SAFA vice-president Mwelo Nonkonyane confirmed it had used Madela's services, but said he had already been paid." I am laughing in shock now.

      Cas - 2011-10-11 16:10

      Please read the article until the end. You will realize that the say they cant reach those people for comments: How can the article quote Nonkonyane about using the Sangoma services, and in the end, it says "Neither Nonkonyane nor SAFA spokesperson Morio Sanyane and Gary Mojela could be reached for comment." When did they confirm this?

      Sprover - 2011-10-12 09:14

      @Cas. I read the entire article. It seems there was a report on the matter before this article was released. "We are going to open a criminal case against this guy," Nonkonyane said in the report." My guess is that SAFA released a report on the matter and have not been reached for comment since.

  • Neles - 2011-10-11 14:31

    "SAFA vice-president Mwelo Nonkonyane confirmed it had used Madela's services," are u %^&*^$$# kidding me??? Lets just fire the coach and the technical team and hire this Sangoma since football is no longer about skill and technical ability

  • adrian.berghoff - 2011-10-11 14:32

    And people wonder why the world thinks SA is a joke... honestly.

  • joed25 - 2011-10-11 14:33

    I was having a good chuckle until I read the part where SAFA confirmed they had used his services. Seriously?

  • Leviathan - 2011-10-11 14:36

    this does not surprise me. The way we hav bin playin we must have had some magic 2 bt France, since we cant bt Seirra Leone and Niger. We should hav used him again, then we would have bin in the AFCON.

  • dseptemb@24.com - 2011-10-11 14:37

    I CANT BELIEVE WHAT IM READING!!! WOW!!! PRICELES!!!!!!1

  • TT - 2011-10-11 14:39

    "SAFA vice-president Mwelo Nonkonyane confirmed it had used Madela's services" Epic Fail!!

  • Ettienne - 2011-10-11 14:41

    I just can't fu$%ing believe this!

  • hansbull - 2011-10-11 14:44

    This has to be the first October's fools joke in history!!!!!! SARFU should contract him for RWC 2015

  • Bob - 2011-10-11 14:45

    Just when you thought you'd seen it all, and you wonder why our economy is stuffed and the country going down the plug hole, well now you know.

      adrian.berghoff - 2011-10-11 14:47

      Cause our administrators spend money on stupid k#k instead of on houses, or education, or healthcare, etc

  • Unskinny Bob - 2011-10-11 14:46

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Snys - 2011-10-11 14:47

    Maybe they should forget about sangomas and concentrate on the game. Anybody got an idea what position this sangoma holds at SAFA? What a joke...pay your debts and read the rules!

  • Stool - 2011-10-11 14:47

    This should conclude the bok coach succession debate. Hire the Sangoma!

  • arjenf - 2011-10-11 14:49

    haha hehe hoho - I'd like to see the invoice

      Siyamkela - 2011-10-11 15:28

      hahaha @ajenf. Me too man.

      jowza - 2011-10-11 15:39

      he used the best bones money can buy

      bill - 2011-10-11 16:01

      written in goats blood on human tissue

  • sonnyg - 2011-10-11 14:50

    i would like to hire this sangoma to get even with a certain Mr Bryce Lawrence.

      Pete OJ - 2011-10-11 15:21

      He did not get it right then - you really want to trust him with your money. Rather invite Lawrence for a quiet braai in Bloemfontein - they have a knack of sorting out errant referees!!!

  • OLIBO - 2011-10-11 14:58

    As a proud African, I'm not afraid to say I do use umuthi wesintu and traditional healers. The problem in SA is that because of colonisation and eurocentric beliefs so many africans are shy to talk about this because they seek acceptance from whites. I live in the surbubs and still celebrate my traditional culture and for that I do not seek permission from any authority - by the way it is my constitutioanl rights.

      Sickly - 2011-10-11 15:13

      As a rational human i think you're retarded

      Vuvublog - 2011-10-11 15:21

      It is your constitutional right and like too many other South African's you seem to pride yourself on exercising your right to be wrong. We are not discussing rights here. What is being discussed is SAFA paying a sangoma. Whether it is a sangoma, a tarot card reader or Jonathan Edwards, the practice is not in keeping with proper use of public funds and makes SAFA, Bafana and our beautiful country seem like a joke.

      Pete OJ - 2011-10-11 15:27

      I suspect may South Africans don't want to talk of this; not because they are influence by Euorcentric thinking; but becasue it so backwards!!! You want to worship your dead ancesters and slaughter your own cows - go ahead. But don't force me and my money to believe in your nonsense and primative thinking!!! As long as I drink SAB drinks, pay TV license fees, my taxes and occasional lottery tickets - don't waste money on hocus pocus nonsense. If it worked, it would work everytime, not just sometimes. Perhaps the ancesters were sleeping when the sangoma consulted them about the rules for AFCON qualification. HEhehehehehehe!!!!

      Zwai - 2011-10-12 11:31

      @Pete OJ, Christianity was founded 1000's of years ago, you want to worhip a Jew boy who "died" and rose from the dead? Just because he was Jew and "white" you think its not backward?

  • papetse - 2011-10-11 14:59

    is bafana- bafana not a national asset why were we not consulted because we dont all believe in this mambojambo!!!!!

      Kenno - 2011-10-12 11:51

      @ Papetse....Hardly and asset!!! More like a liability!

  • MikeThompson - 2011-10-11 15:00

    I think a few people (like old Bob below) seem to be clutching at straws. Linking this to the apparent downfall of our economy and country is a bit dramatic and tenuous at best. Of course, we would all do well to see our own stupidity. How many people commenting on this site bought the power balance band or read horoscopes, or believe that the world will come to an apocalytpic end due to a vengeful? We all find stupidity in other people and not ourselves. One act of stupidity is not unlike another.

      adrian.berghoff - 2011-10-11 15:07

      I agree with you on so many of your points Mike... but ultimately, SAFA mispent their budget (which comes from government and therefore from the paying public) on this guy... as individuals we all have the right to spend our cash as we see fit, but from an administrative authority, we should expect some responsibility and/or sense. Not saying that this is degrading the economy or anything, but you gotta ask what the hell is going on inside our government if such high-profile bodies are using their cash like this.

      MikeThompson - 2011-10-11 15:26

      You are quite right Adrian and I agree 100% with you. I just become frustrated with the default position some South Africans take (i.e. old Bob), always extrapolating everything to support their belief that the country is going to ruins.

      HennieduPles - 2011-10-12 07:30

      Relax Guys. In the New South Africa a Sangoma is considered to be a Medical Practitioner like a Medical Doctor .So surely they can claim the money back from the taxman ? What a bunch of incompetent jokers.!

  • Big mack - 2011-10-11 15:01

    Now I really have heard it all..!!! Not surprized we never get taken seriously...wtf..!!!!!

  • pallybaby - 2011-10-11 15:04

    now this is funny

  • IC1 - 2011-10-11 15:06

    How insanely stupid can these twats be, supplied the magic, duh dumba$$. The people that go to them are equally doff, wake up it's the 21st sent-choorie. If were able to do this we would have given u money to rid us of the ANC plaque

      Musa Ngubane - 2011-10-11 15:26

      ANC regering is hier om te bly!

  • Bokke - 2011-10-11 15:07

    Awe Jesu saze savelelwa!!!!

      Kuthula - 2011-10-12 09:39

      Lolest

  • Marieta - 2011-10-11 15:08

    Isn't using 'magic' to win a game kinda like cheating ???????????

      Musa Ngubane - 2011-10-11 15:12

      Not at all, it's African science at its best!

      Pete OJ - 2011-10-11 15:36

      @Musa: African Science at its best!!!??? Grade 2 has better and more convincing Science projects!!!! And the results are repeatable. Musa: did you not know science proofs need to be repeatable!? The SAFA idiots cannot even read rules that only require understanding. Science OMG!!! You won't recognise science if bites you in your sizable buttocks

      Linda Whelan - 2011-10-12 10:52

      And Pete OJ, you wouldn't recognise sarcasm if it bit you in the ass.

  • santa cruz - 2011-10-11 15:10

    ...they wasted R 90000.00 ??? This could have been invested in the search of talents, support of township soccer, or buying 2000+ soccer boots for underprivileged kids, and so on. The person approving this money waste should be fired on the spot - SAFA is becoming the laughing stock of the football world. Shame on you!

  • wbs777 - 2011-10-11 15:10

    What a joke!! Only in Africa will you see this bulls#*%t. Instead of feeding some hungry black kids, they revert to their ancestors to try and excell at sport. The same with the "Let's play" campaign leading up to the world cup: Donating a million soccer balls at R30,00 each. I wonder how many kids they could have fed with R30 million??? I suppose it's better to own a soccer ball than food. Shows you just how far ahead these fools are able to plan...

      King Msendi - 2011-10-11 15:20

      Sometime it doesn't mean that all those we disagree with, are fools. I agree, people are hungry but a soccer ball can shape a future of a kid…

      Pete OJ - 2011-10-11 15:40

      Yes, we can see the shape of the poor hungry kids in Somalia - stomachs shaped like soccer balls!! And I am not facetious. African leaders playing their own games while people die!! Shape your own future man

  • Patrick - 2011-10-11 15:12

    unbelievable!

  • dithala - 2011-10-11 15:12

    Ba bona ba re tlhabisa kgala, wa itse. Le ditlhare tse tsa bona tse di sa berekeng.

  • Geraldo Mc phu - 2011-10-11 15:13

    These guys must stop with this sangoma sh*t this crap doesn't work and has never worked . I can't believe i support a team that thinks a Sangoma will make them win ,nxa !!! How many people whose kids have gone missing have gone to a sangoma and told the kid is safe someowhere only for the child's body to be discovered days later ? If you don't know how to best waste money give it to me !!

      Musa Ngubane - 2011-10-11 15:21

      The ancestors will curse you mfowethu. Ufulathela amadlozi!

      Geraldo Mc phu - 2011-10-11 15:27

      @Musa Ngubane Bring them on right now i don't believe in this mambo jambo sh*t but I loved my grands and parents till the en and still miss them

      Kuthula - 2011-10-12 09:44

      I'm with you Geraldo, I will not support Ba-jaiva Ba-jaiva again. NXA!!!!!!! sies.

  • RGL - 2011-10-11 15:14

    I have heard on numerous occasions that Bafana team take muti & sh*t supplied by these pricks. Now get your high-paid, Armani-dressed, Merc-driving laywer to sort this feather-glad, darkest-african head-case out. What a laugh ! Hope the rest of the world can see what SA really is ...

  • GT - 2011-10-11 15:14

    If this is true then SAFA have a lot to answer for. R90k for hocus pocus and still no proper youth academy or referee system. These okes deserve to lose. Taking muthi whilst the other teams are in the gym or practicing penalties.

  • PSquare - 2011-10-11 15:16

    I don't blame SAFA for using a Sangoma. Raymond Domenech who was French coach at the time has a penchant for horoscopes...He picked his players based on their star signs...LOL Sangoma magic vs Astrology ...SANGOMA wins every time

      Pete OJ - 2011-10-11 15:18

      But reality beats both still hands down!!! This is the same as saying two idiots playing chess gives you a brilliant game

      adrian.berghoff - 2011-10-11 15:21

      @Pete: "This is the same as saying two idiots playing chess gives you a brilliant game " hahaha that was hilarious, superb analogy mate

  • Callet - 2011-10-11 15:22

    The sangoma stated on a national radio that the money(R10k) was faxed to him.what a joke

  • popaai - 2011-10-11 15:25

    SAFA use a sangoma? hell man, that shows how far behind we are. let me quickly have a chuckle here.

  • popaai - 2011-10-11 15:27

    thinking about it, I got a tokkolosie locked up in my gerage, he told me he plasy striker before. SAFA... You can buy him from me, but cash only.

  • Stateman - 2011-10-11 15:29

    SICK SICK SICK

  • Ross - 2011-10-11 15:38

    Serves them right for not having a medical aid and too soon for the NHI.

  • Fredster69 - 2011-10-11 15:42

    Come out of the bush people...

  • Coconut - 2011-10-11 15:44

    R90 000 hey? It seems like the price of Magic is going up. If it was listed on the Stock Exchange I would invest now.

  • Gareth - 2011-10-11 15:48

    omg why even bother with it Bafana bafana should lose if they have to Rely on "magic powers" in the 21 cent to win a "soccer match" why is it only south africa trying all this crap ,we didn't see france or Italy get there special mojo to boost there chances of winning lol....Epic fail south afica wasting money on that greedy man...