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SAFA blasts media reports

2012-05-04 07:47

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.

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Comments
  • Brendan - 2012-05-04 07:59

    "As well as the source of the leak".... If it wasn't possibly true, there wouldn't be a 'leak', would there?

  • nunuwellcome - 2012-05-04 08:17

    So its not just an allegation but also a leak. lol, cmon mr. president.

  • nunuwellcome - 2012-05-04 08:17

    So its not just an allegation but also a leak. lol, cmon mr. president.

  • nunuwellcome - 2012-05-04 08:17

    So its not just an allegation but also a leak. lol, cmon mr. president.

  • Dennis - 2012-05-04 08:34

    "We are united in our condemnation of these reports" Condem all you like okies, the TRUTH HURTS NE' !!

  • Loo - 2012-05-04 09:12

    OF COURSE they will get "bonuses in some way or the other" ,, How ignorant do they think the RSA public is ??? They MUST rather be ashamed that we will host the Africa Cup of Nations with a home team that will probably (like always these days) be at the bottom of the log. Shouldn't they rather focus their energy on making our National team competitive iso hosting huge events which BTW will cost the SA economy more than it will make. YES Im saying it eill be no economic boost nor will we be proud that our team bottoms the log. SO,,, Whats the point ??

  • Alf - 2012-05-04 10:05

    Deny all you like! SAFA is known for looking after its own! Look at 2010! Everybody received fat "bonuses", including DR. I. Khoza, who still has not had a chance to make a dentist appointment, and DR D. Jordaan, who still cannot afford a razor!

  • hespach - 2012-05-04 10:13

    There goes the $450m they got from Soccor World cup - GONE!!!!

  • Kwajo.m - 2012-05-04 10:51

    do not have a problem with you guys giving each other bonuses if you are delivering why not? make Bafana worth watching by winning the games. Simple as that. I repeat to you SAFA management,- Gavin Hunt for assistance coach and Gordon Igesund for head coach for Bafana Bafana. I hope you are not ignoring this open book of recognising their work beacuase they are white. am not playing the race card but we all know that NO COACH in South Africa that can beat their record.

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