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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.  

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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.

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