Bafana Bafana

SAFA appoints new acting CEO

2020-05-09 14:54
SAFA logo
SAFA logo (Twitter)

The South African Football Association (SAFA) on Saturday confirmed the appointment of advocate Tebogo Motlanthe as new acting CEO.

He replaces Gay Mokoena, who resigned last month.

Via a press statement on its official website, SAFA stated that the appointment of 39-year-old Motlanthe would be with immediate effect and was "unanimously endorsed" within the organisation.

"Advocate Motlanthe formed part of the SAFA legal team that successfully defended the association against the Fli-Afrika complaint in which the travel agency was claiming millions of Rands from the FA. The lawsuit was dismissed by both the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court with costs," a SAFA statement read.

Mokoena left his post on 15 April and was not prepared to disclose reasons for his decision.

However, according, Mokoena did not see eye-to-eye with SAFA president Danny Jordaan in the day-to-day running of the organisation.

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

Read more on:    safa  |  tebogo motlanthe  |  gay mokoena  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy


After Stuart Baxter stepped down as Bafana Bafana head coach, who would you like to see take over?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.