Third acting SAFA CEO appointed

SA National Teams

A new appointment has been made within SAFA structures following the departure of former acting CEO Gay Mokoena.

Mokoena vacated his role in mid-April after serving as the structure's acting Chief Executive Officer since November last year, following the departure of Russel Paul.

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Paul, who had also been acting since the exit of the last permanent CEO Dennis Mumble in 2018, has since taken up a position within the organising committee of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

In a statement released on Saturday, SAFA confirmed the "unanimous" endorsement of Tebogo Motlanthe, who has been serving as head of legal affairs.

"The South African Football Association (SAFA) NEC has unanimously endorsed the appointment of Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe as the new Acting CEO of the organisation," read a statement from the association.

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"The appointment of Advocate Motlanthe (39) is with immediate effect.

"Advocate Motlanthe formed part of the SAFA legal team that successfully defended the Association against the Fli-Afrika complaint in which the travel agency was claiming millions of Rand from the FA.

"The lawsuit was dismissed by both the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court with costs."

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