Safa, Sedibe part ways

2011-02-01 14:45

Barely a month after pleading with Leslie Sedibe to remain as South African Football Association (Safa) chief executive, the two parties have severed ties.

Sedibe – who recently declared himself available for the top post at the SABC – was asked to stay on in his Safa position until a suitable replacement was found after his contract had ended in December.

But the relationship between the two parties reached a boiling point last week after Sedibe accused Dennis Mumble of sabotage and running a parallel administration within Safa.

Some members of the Football Transformation Forum (FTF) were not happy with Sedibe’s re-appointment and vented their frustrations in a leaked email to the media.

Safa has now appointed Director of International Affairs Pinky Lehoko as acting chief executive.

She will be assisted by Finance Director Gronie Hluyo and the two will report to an oversight committee.

Safa president Kirsten Nematandani said they would start the interviewing process next week to fill the vacant position.

Nematandani says he is confident that the association’s programmes and projects will be actioned with vigour.

“We wish our former CEO the best of luck in his future endeavours. Our immediate task as the leadership is to give strategic support to staff, and to ensure that the process of appointing the new CEO is completed as soon as possible.”

The incoming chief executive will have to hit the ground running as Safa is busy renegotiating broadcasting rights with the SABC, which comes an end in March.

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