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Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana to fight for SAFA Elective Congress nullification

Posted: 28 May 2018 Time: 08:00

Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana will fight for the nullification of the SAFA Elective Congress which was held at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday.

Danny Jordaan was elected uncontested for a second term as SAFA president after Andile “Ace” Ncobo pulled out of the race at the last minute. Ncobo claims he was threatened with violence by one of the SAFA delegates.

Jordaan received 234 of the 246 votes. Two voted against him, while there was one split vote. 

"As I indicated when I launched my campaign to contest the SAFA presidency position - the decision of SAFA Congress in March this year is unconstitutional in that the constitution prescribed that the decision of the extraordinary Congress (held on 21 October 2017 to hold the election earlier) was unconstitutional and was a blatant strategy by Dr Jordaan and his honchos to elect him unopposed," said Chief Nonkonyana in a statement sent out to the media. 

"SAFA's constitution prescribes that its Elective Congress should take place no longer than November. The constitution prescribed that at an Elective Congress, the activity report as well as audited financial statements must be tabled and approved, with no such reports tabled and considered by the congress because the audited financial statements by KPMG last December reported a turnaround strategy. The preliminary findings by the financial gurus that I had commissioned reveal that monies from entities distinct from SAFA were included to provide for a positive financial outlook.

"The constitutional provisions can never be amended by resolution (based on decisions made by the Congress last year). SAFA proposed constitutional amendments must be sent to members with clear motivation to enable the members to make an informed decision whether to support or reject the proposed amendments and above all, such amendment must be adopted by voting in a secret ballot and be sent to world football governing body, FIFA, for certification."

Article by: Tshepang Mailwane

Tags:  SAFA

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