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Conflicting Allegiances Emerge From SAMLFA Over SAFA Presidential Support

SAMLFA declare support for Dr Danny Jordaan and clear the air over Shakes Mashaba backing

By Mkhize - Feb 07, 2018 01:25 PM

News reaching the Siya crew is that there are indications of opposing allegiances within the South African Masters and Legends Football Association (SAMLFA) over their preferred nominee for the position of SAFA president.

It was reported that SAMLFA were backing former Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba who is also currently the chairperson of SAMLFA Gauteng for the presidential seat.  

Read: SAMLFA Gauteng Backs Mashaba For SAFA Presidency

However, a new twist of events SAMLFA has emerged to say they are fully behind current South African Football Association President Dr Danny Jordaan who is touted for re-election for the presidential seat on 24 March 2018.

Speaking exclusively to Soccer Laduma SAMLFA President, Buti Mathathe cleared the air stating that his organisation is fully behind Dr Jordaan and his re-election as SAFA President for another four-year term.

“Let me clear things as SAMLFA we are fully behind Dr Jordaan and not Mr Shakes Mashaba. We want that to be known to all our partners and stakeholders as well as members of the football fraternity,” he told Siya crew.

He further went to state that he and the national executive of SAMLFA been formally informed that chairperson of Gauteng; Shakes Mashaba intends and has been endorsed to stand as a candidate for any position.    

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“Personally, I think, and according to our constitution, it is totally in violation of our constitution for any member to take a unilateral decision to stand for a National position without following the correct processes and procedures,” added Mathathe.

The scramble to the SAFA Presidential elections has culminated in the likes of former national executive committee member Nakedi Lekota and former SAFA vice-president Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana, politician-turned-businessman Tokyo Sexwale, former PSL match referee Ace Ncobo, as well as former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe, being among the names mentioned for the SAFA top seat, come the elections.

Soccer Laduma will keep you updated on all the developments of the SAFA presidential election news. 


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tcdeluxe Joined: 06 Feb 2015
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tcdeluxe Feb 08, 2018 04:33 PM
@TMAN-B em glad dat dere r still ppl like u here who actually know football en use objective analysis not de usual bull we get here
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TMAN-B Feb 08, 2018 11:02 AM
@ntu2zelo aka N exactly how has danny jordaan failed? under his leadership, under 17 and under 20 played both continental and world cup...our woman team went to the world cup and Olympics...there is more competition and active play of tournaments in the lower regions of safa how has he failed? SAFA is not bafana bafana, bafana bafana is just one of the teams of safa
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Irvintoothless Feb 07, 2018 04:44 PM
Our football don't need these failed politician s. I would really love to see Lucas Radebe in that position provided he is eligible for nomination.
ntu2zelo aka N Joined: 13 Aug 2010
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ntu2zelo aka N Feb 07, 2018 03:49 PM
Then These guys are so arrogant how can they force their failure to be the lifetime president?This is football not royality.Danny Jordan failed us long time we need a new president
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mbixane Feb 07, 2018 03:08 PM
@Myaka weliPhefeni mfokaMnguni remember Tokyo Sexwale is also an ANC politician same as Danny Jordan, what do you mean?
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setlaboswana Feb 07, 2018 02:29 PM
Useless bunch.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 07, 2018 02:28 PM
Lucas Radebe or Tokyo Sexwale mst take over,enough is enough abt pple who s from ANC who want to rule everything in this country
lungiez Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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lungiez Feb 07, 2018 01:52 PM
I just want change, I am enough of Danny. We are all afraid of change but we cant continue with a formula that is clearly not working
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 07, 2018 01:51 PM
I dnt support both i prefer tokyo
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