18 May 2022  – South African Football Association (SAFA) CEO Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe is in Miami (Florida), USA, where he is attending the second edition of the FIFA Law diploma.

It is a five-class module which focuses on Dispute Resolution, Registration and Status of Players, CAS operations and updates on FIFA Legal frame work. Thomas Thema from North West University and Mahomed Sidat from the Confederation of African Football Licensing are some of the SAFA CEO’s classmates. 

The journey began in Zürich, Switzerland, and after the current classes in Miami, the next classes will be in Paraguay in September. After Paraguay, Egypt will be the next destination in February next year. The students will return to Zürich for the final classes, with the graduation ceremony set to be held in the Swiss economic capital next year.

“This is is great platform to learn and it is attended by private lawyers worldwide, university lecturers and Member Association people,” Motlanthe told www.www.safa.net. “It’s quite interesting and it shows the gap between the different continents on issues like Players training Compensation and Solidarity funds, speedy dispute resolution mechanisms and the usage of FIFA Transfer management system.”