Editorial | Safa executives need to be booted – now

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Should Safa president Danny Jordaan and his cohorts to call it a day? Photo: Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Should Safa president Danny Jordaan and his cohorts to call it a day? Photo: Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images

EDITORIAL


If people had honour, the current Safa executive, which is doing everything in its power to gain another four-year term, would do the honourable thing and hand over the baton to the next generation.

These guys have run their race and have not covered themselves in glory. Truth be told, they have done more harm than good to the sport.

For starters, which governance body in any country can have more than 40 members in its national executive committee?

READ: Safa’s great R20.8 million 'heist'

To add to that, in a clear electioneering move, they rewarded themselves with half a million rand each in March. This is gross mismanagement of funds for an organisation that has been struggling financially for years, and it needs to be investigated.

The public is justified in calling for Safa president Danny Jordaan and his cohorts to call it a day. The association needs a fresh start and new blood.

READ: Safa boss Jordaan must resign – Mumble

Our national teams have dismally failed to live up to the expectations, underscored by Bafana Bafana’s absence at this year’s Afcon in Cameroon. What a disgrace.

Our other national teams, except for Banyana Banyana, have been on the decline too, yet the people running the sport have the temerity to seek yet another term.

READ: Banyana’s road to the World Cup kicks off

What happened to Vision 2022?

For years, Safa’s finances have been shambolic, despite the current executive shoring up a false positive image.

The SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, and the sport, arts and culture department could intervene if they wanted to, but they have been silent on the matter.

The current Safa regime must go – now. The status quo cannot remain. Change is needed.

South Africa cannot afford another catastrophic four years.


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