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Posted: 11 January 2011 Time: 21:21

South Africa have again failed to enter their votes for the annual Fifa award, the latest in an increasing set of embarrassing setbacks for the country's football association. 

The captain and coach of both the men's and women's national side are invited to vote for their favourite players in the ballot for the annual award, but for the third time in four years the Safa failed to file their ballot.   There was no vote from Pitso Mosimane and Aaron Mokoena for the men's award won by Lionel Messi nor any from the Banyana Banyana coach and skipper for the women's award, won by Brazil's Marta.   The list of the votes were release by Fifa today with South Africa one of just a handful of countries that did not vote.   It is the latest botch up by Safa since the World Cup and makes a mockery of claims the association's new leadership would bring a new efficiency to the running of the game.   They failed to enter the country's teams in the All-Africa Games qualifiers and had to scramble to the Confederation of African Football in Cairo to get a backdoor entry when Namibia withdrew.   The association has also still not confirmed a February friendly for Bafana Bafana after moving too late to get the opponents that coach Pitso Mosimane requested.   The latest evidence of administrative efficiency comes after Chief Executive Officer Leslie Sedibe was granted glowing public relations stories in two tame Sunday newspaper feature where the issues of his admin botch-ups were never addressed. 

Article by: Mzansi Football

Previous comments on this story...

Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 09:46 pm
This Nematandani thing n his Generations crew r jus creating soapies in a soccer platform.have they planed 4 national team friendly?we wont get bafana matches coz sum1 is busy makin sure Generations is televised 2 keep tabs on his woman.This SAFA is realy a joke n i tink its time sum1 ws recalled from SAFA house.
Sebastian Veron
posted: 10:31 pm
the less said about Safa the better. Bra Sparks Spaza Shop situated in my street is more organised that this organisation. Bafana will play the most crucial game in a form of Egypt, yet there's not competitive friendly match organised. even if that match is organised it will be played at 20h30 after Generations, since Generations is in the same category as the Kruger National Park, they're both 'National assets'. this makes me sick...
posted: 12:13 am
Kanti kuyoze kubenini madoda...???...even PSL started looking better after the British Bull Dog and Siem came over...Kanti when are South Afrikans gonna learn how to admister...???...Do we also need foreigners at SAFA...???...Jordaan is too good for that, he must go International otherwise hez the only person I see capable of doing the job at SAFA...mxm...!!!
posted: 12:22 am
posted: 03:38 am
ay'..nami i'm starting to doubt this new safa's leadership, this just confirms it that there more things change the more they remain the has become a norm in mzansi that when people want to be voted in power, they promise changes for betterment of things then only to fail in the end(e.g anc & other parties are at it again with the upcoming local elections)...question is for how long as south africans are we gonna be falling for the same traps over & over again...

posted: 03:42 am
safa and sabc are just the same, i won't be surprised if they renew their broadcasting deal...

Marop wa le Downs
posted: 07:37 am
to hell with these new SAFA fools. I hope Danny Jordaan and Irvin could set their differences aside and work together at Safa, as President (Irvin) and CEO (Danny). Really, there is no difference between now abd 2008. The bloody new administration was busy basking in the world cup glory, the work of Jordaan and Irvin, with FIFA helping out. Now that the WC is gone, they are being badly exposed. For God's sake they cant even vote? Damn, really, SAFA is being run by fools man!!
posted: 07:53 am
Who cares if they enter the vote or not, since we dont have the best player in the country. its like pouring water in the bottomless backet.
mgugudi - wegolo
posted: 08:19 am
Let us all sing a "Blame Khoza" song as usual even though he is nolonger the main man at SAFA, that will make his haters feel better after the embarrassing episodes of their messiahs.
posted: 08:26 am
I have lost faith completely in the new leadership of "suffer" and i think Sedibe should just concentrate his energies on satisfying Ntombi, courts as he is a lawyer and leave football matters to people who care.

He is proving to be in the same level with Raymond "blessing in disguise that BafanaX2 did not qualify for Afcon" Hack if not worse. Danny Jordan must just rescue this ship and take the reigns away from Nematandani as it is clear that he is out of depth at the helm!
Champ Thivhu
posted: 08:29 am
If it was agaisnt the law, SAFA would have been punished by FIFA for not voting. And wena Editor stop dividing the nation with your stories. SAFA is not runned as KICKOFF and let them do their job at their pace. Who said they haven't find the opponets for the friendly game? There is no story here...
posted: 08:43 am
If there's only organisation that is run by some craze a.s.s stupid monkeys, its SAFA.

I really do not have any confidence to these morons,,,they seem to be dragging the development & standard of Mzantsi football down the hell drain.Nxxx!!
posted: 08:54 am
Reap what you sour guys.Last when they appointed Nematandani under Khoza's nose you said you need changes so let it be.when we question it you said no Khoza want to be Mr everthing.SAFA still has amatures,some people don't even know the basics of football but they are leaders.well we are going nowhere with this people.well let me not complain 2much.
unqualified coach
posted: 08:57 am
They are very good at fighting Iron Duke and making sure pirates does not win anything
HlatseBoy Wa Lekhosi
posted: 09:05 am
@ Ditabana
Chill my bro... Dont let Suffer(SAFA) get to your nerves.. These guys have no clue what so ever about soccer...
I think they must just step down now before they embarrass us even more.
posted: 09:56 am
I think the picture says it all...clueless
posted: 11:16 am
Good Redince, a lot of noise was made when Khoza wanted to head this oganization and he was called names as critics were celebrating like 2year old but now they are singing a different tune all together,,,

Why dnt people do wht they do best, Blame it all on Dr.Khoza as usual,,,,but This Kristina's SAFA is taking our soccer to the dust bins gradualy,,,,

To u Krisitina,Nonvuala and Ntobmi Sedibe when u done destroying what was once a well oiled machine call experts to do damage control.
posted: 11:24 am
I'm not surprise with this one thats safa at its best
posted: 11:59 am
My Question is: for 9 hours daily, what exactly do they do at the SAFA House?
posted: 12:42 pm
Oh, Nonkonyana is jealous & greed! The last time check he was a chief and extension an advocate.bolo e na le batho ba yona!Nematendani, I feel for him because he was used by Jordaan & Mwelo.
The whole committee is a joke & they must all step down & a new board be elected.
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