23 September 2020 – A Limpopo High Court on Wednesday ruled that democratically elected SAFA Capricorn Region executive members, led by Jacky Mogashoa are legitimate office bearers, dealing a big blow to former SAFA NEC member Abel Rakoma’s attempts to get back into office.

Rakoma had earlier received a default judgement after he had approached the courts last year claiming he was still the Region’s president. But a judgement by the Limpopo High Court on Wednesday, 23 September, ruled in favour of the Mogashoa-led executive as the only legitimate SAFA Capricorn Region leadership.

‘’The ruling means we are the only legitimate leaders of SAFA Capricorn Region and no other person,’’ said Mogashoa who added the Association must now take strong action against Rakoma for taking football matters to the courts of law.

Rakoma runs the risk of a ban from all football and football activities for violating world football governing body, FIFA’s Statutes of not taking football matters to courts.

Article 64.3 of the FIFA Statutes prohibits individuals taking football matters to ordinary courts.

‘’We all know the consequences of taking football matters to the courts of law. We will report Mr Abel Rakoma to head office and he must be suspended from all football activities.’’

The SAFA Capricorn Region consists of the following executives:
President: Jacky Mogashoa
Vice-Presidents: Thomas Mulaudzi, Isaiah Maesela, Maria Mashilela
Tresurer: Godfrey Maoto
Secretary-General: Mosotho Malesela
Executive Members: Bigboy Manasoa, George Mashaphu, Clive Kekana, Manold Mabotla

Issued by SAFA Communications Dept.
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SAFA Head of Communications
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