27 April 2022The South African Football Association’s (SAFA) Governance Committee has received the names of the candidates that have been nominated ahead of this year’s Elective Congress scheduled for 25 June 2022.

The Elective Congress will be held in Johannesburg and SAFA CEO Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe handed over the documents to the members of the Governance Committee in attendance at the briefing held at SAFA House on Tuesday, 26 April.

The Governance Committee was approved by SAFA’s National Executive Committee (NEC) at the 30th Ordinary Congress at the Sandton Convention Centre on 26 March. The majority of the NEC members approved the appointment of the committee.

SAFA have announced Dr Victor Mogajane as chairman of the committee, Tumi Dlamini as his deputy, advocate Anzel Laubscher from Western Cape, Abel Ramolotja from Limpopo and Shakespeare Hadebe from the corporate world as the other members of the group.

They have been tasked with dealing with any issues around the candidates, and checking whether they meet the criteria for nomination in terms of the SAFA statutes.

The documents submitted at a Press Conference on Tuesday are of the candidates nominated for the presidency, the NEC and the members on the provincial list.

“We have not done any [background] checks because you know that as administrators we cannot get involved and we are just the Post Office,” SAFA CEO Adv Motlanthe said. “We have received [the documents] and we have now handed them over to the Governance Committee chairperson [Mogajane]. I want to emphasise that this is an independent committee, it will do its work without any interference from us as administratotrs or anyone who occupies a position [at SAFA].”

Chairman Dr Victor Mogajane said all the members have availed themselves to provide support and assistance to SAFA, the custodians of the biggest sporting code in South Africa and in the world.

“SAFA has a lot (of) success stories that we can talk about, but we do not want hangovers,” he said. “We need to move with the paradigm shift to make things happen on the field, and in the boardroom so that we are able to help the organisation to get to its maximum potential.”