SAFA Congress Leaks Explained
SAFA media leaks of closed NEC congress explained
The South African Football Association National Executive Committee has explained the recent media leaks.
According to a source, the leaks by the organisation were unintentional and were never meant to be released.
SAFA’s National Executive Committee convened last month on Saturday, 28 April 2018 in what was a closed Congress and members of the media were excluded. However, the media got their hands on audio and visual content from the Congress where Siya sources close to the FA have since confirmed that the content was mistakenly released.
“Some members of the media were sent the files by mistake from our mailing list. What was meant to be an updating statement, ended up including audio and video which were never meant for public consumption,” revealed the source.
Meanwhile, some of the content which has made its way to the public include a video by former SAFA referee Ace Ncobo in which he allegedly apologises for bringing the FA into disrepute. Ncobo has since come out to rubbish claims that he was apologising instead claiming that he was raising critical issues.
Earlier in the year, Ncobo was embroiled in a SAFA presidential election dispute with the current SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan. The matter needed to be mediated by COSAFA president, Phillip Chiyangwa.
Furthermore, the crew has reported that the former SAFA referee will be charged by the FA for bringing the Association and football into disrepute. This charge comes in light of Ncobo calling on FIFA to place SAFA under administration for allegedly violating its electoral codes.
SAFA’s elective congress is set to take place on 26 May 2018 where current SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan is expected to be elected as president for another term.