Cape Town - FIFA representative Phillip Chiyangwa has confirmed that Ace Ncobo will not stand in the upcoming SAFA presidential elections after a meeting held with SAFA on Wednesday ahead of the planned Elective Congress.
Chiyangwa met with SAFA President Danny Jordaan and Ace Ncobo and revealed that an agreement between the two parties had been signed that ends an ugly public dispute. Elections are therefore set to go ahead on March 24.
"I am here to resolve some issues around the upcoming SAFA elections," Chiyangwa told reporters.
"SAFA will elect an Electoral Committee before the elections can take place.
"Danny Jordaan and Ace Ncobo are both celebrated in SA football. I had a meeting with SAFA and it has led to this scenario. There is an agreement that has been signed by both parties.
"It brings closure to the dispute that had arisen. This was the first time I met Ace. He is a good guy who made it clear he is not interested in the presidency.
"I have no beef with any South African. I don't want there to be fighting in any associations. I don't want to talk about the elections, my job here was to resolve any fights, that's my mandate."
The former Premier Soccer League (PSL) referee and general manager received a single vote against Jordaan's 52 votes during the presidency nominations.
Ncobo requested FIFA to put SAFA under administration for the code of conduct the association has breached over the years. On Wednesday he also posted a picture as evidence of an impending interdict that he was planning to serve SAFA.
Sport24 also reported that the former referee received death threats for challenging incumbent Jordaan and opened a criminal case after being threatened by unknown persons.