Safa said that the change has been necessitated by another company that claims that they had the rights to the name first.
“We have been through the various legal routes to determine what the best way forward,” Safa president Kirsten Nematandani said at a media briefing after hold their first national executive meeting of the year.
“We (Safa) have come to a decision that the name we have for our national team should belong to the association and the risks of changing the name will be investigated.”
According to a report put out by Sapa, Nematandani failed to answer the question of whether former Safa CEO Leslie Sedibe resigned or was dismissed, stating “the two parties came to an amicable agreement to part ways”.
Safa also expressed the need to acquire new land in order that the organisation can grow.
“The property we are in now is under public works, so we really have a need for our own land that encompasses training centres, technical centres and hotel accommodation in the region of 100 hectares,” said Nematandani.
He also confirmed Safa will be announcing a new technical sponsor next week.