25 January 2022 – SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan has joined the rest of South Africa in mourning the passing away of former chairperson of the Sport and Recreation portfolio committee, Mr Butana Komphela.

Mr Komphela who is the elder brother of Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Steve Komphela, died on Monday afternoon from Covid-19 complications having been admitted to hospital for over a month.

‘’We are shattered as the football family to lose yet another vital member of the sports fraternity. Mr Komphela was a longstanding and reliable comrade and we worked well together for years when he was the chair of the Sports portfolio committee in parliament,’’ said Dr Jordaan.

The SAFA President said Mr Komphela was a level-headed sports administrator, coming from a sporting family himself, adding the country had lost a gallant soldier.

‘’The late Komphela was a sporting person through and through and to the family and friends we ask the Lord’s comfort during this difficult period.”