Safa, Raymond Hack part ways

2010-01-06 14:47

THE South African Football Association (Safa) today parted

ways with its chief executive Raymond Hack.

Although the two parties pronounced the parting of ways as an

amicable agreement, City Press has learnt that Hack was given a hefty hand


Safa president Kirsten Nematandani said it would have been

difficult to continue with Hack as the chief executive as he did not form part

of their vision.

“As hard this may be, it is however the best decision as we move

forward. At the end of the day football was a winner and it would have been

difficult to continue with Raymond at the helm,” said Nematandani.

He said as the association would hold a strategic planning session

this weekend, they needed someone who would be part of their vision.

Hack’s association with the new regime has always been shaky,

especially after the Football Transformation Forum (FTF) said in its election

that its top priorities were to get rid of Hack and former Bafana Bafana coach

Joel Santana.

The Brazilian mentor was the first to bite the dust last October

and now Hack has followed.

Hack’s replacement would be announced tomorrow.

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