SA Football Transformation Forum stops Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana and Lucas Radebe dead in their tracks
Posted: 26 January 2018 Time: 19:30
SAFA president Danny Jordaan looks set to go un-opposed in the association's upcoming presidential election in two months' time.
This following confirmation from the Football Transformation Forum (FTF) that both hopeful candidates Advocate Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana and Lucas Radebe are ineligible to run for presidency.
At a media briefing in Johannesburg this week, FTF secretary general and SAFA NEC memmber Mzwandile Maforvane outlined the reason why both Nonkonyana and Radebe will be excluded from candidacy for the elections.
"The Football Transformation Forum would like to state the following: Former [SAFA] vice-preseident Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana is not elligible to stand for the 2018 SAFA elections, which will be on March 24 this year," said Maforvane.
"This is because, first, he was expelled by the SAFA regions in 2014 and has not been reinstated. Secondly, he lost numerous court cases with costs against SAFA and SAFA OR Tambo.
"Therefore we believe he still owes the association the money that was supposed to be paid to the association.
"We believe that Mr Lucas Radebe was wrongly advised in terms of the role he can play in the development of football in the country.
"He has the skills that can help to develop the football in the country. FTF is therefore prepared to meet and advise Mr Radebe in case he is willing to contribute positively towards the development of football.
"It is also our belief that he might be one of the future leaders of the association, in case he follows the proper procedures and goes back to the structures or SAFA regions, join them and get to learn.
"We are not against people who want to lead SAFA in future. Even anyone who would like to be a member or the president of SAFA, who is not in any structure, we would like to advise them to join the structures to have the opportunity to lead SAFA in future."
Numerous SAFA regional representatives were also in attendance at the briefing at the Garden Court Hotel in Milpark, where it was said that majority of the 52 SAFA regions are in favour of Jordaan remaining for a second term.