FILE - Naasei Appiah, who has been suspended since October last year along with then acting director of cricket Corrie van Zyl, has been fired by Cricket South Africa. Photo: Duif du Toit/Gallo Images
FILE - Naasei Appiah, who has been suspended since October last year along with then acting director of cricket Corrie van Zyl, has been fired by Cricket South Africa. Photo: Duif du Toit/Gallo Images

Cricket SA fire Appiah

By Zaahier Adams Time of article published Aug 16, 2020

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CAPE TOWN – Cricket SA have dismissed former chief operations officer Naasei Appiah on Sunday.

Appiah has been suspended since October last year along with then acting director of cricket Corrie van Zyl and now fired head of sales and sponsorship Clive Eksteen.

The trio were charged with dereliction of duty‚ among other charges‚ and subsequently found guilty for the non-payment of an agreed contract fee of R2.4million that CSA were supposed to pay to the South African Cricketer’s Association (Saca).

Van Zyl has returned to work at CSA, but Eksteen has taken the embattled cricket body to the CCMA after his dismissal.

Appiah won his appeal last month and took the matter to the Labour Court after CSA insisted he vacate office despite a successful appeal process.

In response, Appiah filed an urgent application at the Labour Court to force CSA to recognise his successful appeal but it has since been dismissed.

“The presiding officer found Mr Naasei Appiah guilty of transgression of a serious nature and his relationship and employment with CSA has therefore been terminated (summary dismissal) with immediate effect‚” CSA said in a statement on Sunday.

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