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SAFA addresses Ncobo issue, confirms elections to go ahead

2018-03-19 11:20
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Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA) released a statement confirming that the elections will go ahead as planned on Saturday, March 24.

FIFA representative Phillip Chiyangwa revealed that Ace Ncobo will not stand in the upcoming SAFA presidential elections after a meeting held with SAFA.

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.

The statement read:

As the South African Football Association (SAFA) prepares to go for the Elective Congress next Saturday, 24 March 2018, the following issues need to be addressed effectively.

That the elections will go ahead as agreed by the SAFA Congress on Saturday, 24 March 2018 and no other member, outside or within football, can decide otherwise.

That the continued talk of Ace Ncobo is not an issue as the former referee is not a Presidential candidate anymore as he officially withdrew during a meeting brokered by a FIFA representative and COSAFA President, Dr Phillip Chiyangwa.

According to that agreement which was reached on Thursday, 15 March 2018; nothing in that accord talks of the elections being postponed.

The SAFA NEC met on Thursday afternoon to put together an Electoral Committee as prescribed by the SAFA Constitution and that Committee will monitor and oversee Saturday’s elections.

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