Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe is officially the new acting CEO of SAFA. The organisation confirmed the appointment today in a statement on its website.
The appointment is with immediate effect and comes after Guy Mokoena resigned last month.
Advocate Motlanthe held the position of general manager of legal affairs within SAFA’s legal division. The position of CEO has not had a permanent candidate since Dennis Mumble in 2018. He was not offered a new contract in September 2018.
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Nevertheless, the 39-year old’s first task will be to work alongside the PSL to assist the government with how to safely ease lockdown regulations to help soccer return to South Africa.
The circumstances surrounding Mokoena’s resignation are subject to debate. Mokoena detailed his grievances with the association in a letter titled, ‘Mokoena Report’. The letter was sent to the national executive committee (NEC) members.
According to reports, the former acting CEO detailed his criticisms with the associations and Jordaan in the letter. However, this has led to a back and forth debate between SAFA and Mokoena about the details and allegations in the letter.
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SAFA vice-president, Xolile Nkompela has asked SAFA president, Danny Jordaan to call for an emergency committee meeting to discuss the matter.
Currently, the resumption of the PSL sits at Level 2. The country has spent over a week in Level 4 where restrictions are still prevalent. Individuals can exercise outside for three hours from 06:00 to 09:00 in the morning.