Johannesburg - The South African Football Association has slammed reports
suggesting their senior officials will receive hefty bonuses for
organising the Africa Cup of Nations on home soil next year.
The SAFA leadership, which includes president Kirsten
Nematandani, vice-presidents Mandla Mazibuko, Dr Danny Jordaan, Dr Irvin
Khoza, Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana, Alpha Mchunu and CEO Dr Robin Petersen -
released a statement condemning the recent claims in the media.
"We are united in our condemnation of these reports," said Nematandani in the statement.
"They seek to create divisions where there are none, and to
falsely create an impression that SAFA LOC (Local Organising Committee)
board members will profit from the hosting of AFCON 2013.
"We have undertaken to investigate both the purported facts of
these reports, as well as the source of the leaks that have led to
these. Strong action will be taken against anyone who is found to have
been a part of these malicious leaks and allegations."
The probe will also scrutinise reports that indicated there are plans afoot to depose Nematandani as president.