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SAFA: We Keep FIFA Informed

SAFA have explained that they didn’t inform clubs of the late return of Bafana Bafana players because they were trying to ‘secure flights through other routes’.

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The governing body of South African football has been under scrutiny this week after a mistake with transit visas for the United States not only delaying their arrival in Costa Rica, but also their departure from Honduras.

With Bafana’s players only now due back tomorrow morning, the PSL were forced to delay five Absa Premiership games, meaning that just one league game will be played this weekend.

However, despite the fact that the Siya crew were informed that SAFA had known about the late return to South Africa, they opted not to tell the league or the clubs that the players would only be back on the day of their organised league games.

When asked for the reasons behind this, SAFA’s Director of Communications, Dominic Chimhavi, stated, “We were desperately trying to secure flights through other routes but... Note all Europe-based players are back on their bases now because there are direct flights from Central America.”

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Also, when questioned on whether they were aware that they had contravened FIFA rules by not getting the players back in time, he added, “We keep FIFA informed about any hiccups and bear in mind communication/flights to mostly African countries are normally a nightmare from most parts of the world.”

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