Safa have rubbished the claims made by the South African Clubs Association that says a number of teams in the lower divisions were not paid their respective monies for the last three seasons. Photo: BackpagePix
Safa have rubbished the claims made by the South African Clubs Association that says a number of teams in the lower divisions were not paid their respective monies for the last three seasons. Photo: BackpagePix

Safa dismiss no payment claims

By Mihlali Baleka Time of article published May 8, 2020

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JOHANNESBURG – The South African Football Association have rubbished the claims made by the South African Clubs Association that says a number of teams in the lower divisions were not paid their respective monies for the last three seasons.

On Saturday, IOL Sport got hold of the letter from Safoca which was sent to Safa, explaining their grievances about the ABC Motsepe teams not been paid their travelling allowances and prize monies for the last three seasons.

The letter goes on to mention that the teams in the Regional League, previously sponsored by the South African Breweries (SAB), were also not paid for the same period of three seasons by the association.

In an interview Jordaan cleared his conscience on the payroll matter, saying they’ve always ensured that they paid the lower divisions the money due to them in time. “We’ve paid all the Banyana Banyana players, all the Sasol League teams and all the regions and we’ve started paying all the ABC Motsepe teams. We’ve paid all of them and that is our position,” Jordaan said.

“This bogus organisation, representing clubs, we are going to deal with them. The Safa constitution is clear on how you form a structure. You call a meeting and the members must vote for a leadership, and they must tell us who’s present. And who voted? So, who voted for this man to be the president?”

Safa president Danny Jordan and Patrice Motsepe. Photo: safa.net

Safoca is led by Lucas Molefe, a former journalist, who says that he formed the organisation so that he can be the voice of the voiceless, considering that the teams in the lower divisions haven’t been getting a lot of attention.

Molefe says his grievances doesn’t mean he has anything against Jordaan.

“After he won the elections for the second time, he sent me a WhatsApp message saying that ‘I won with 95%’. My message to him was that ‘congratulations Mr President but go and fix your province (house) because they are the ones who make you seem as though you are running a solo show in the association’,” Molefe told IOL Sport.

“You must rebuild the structure. But even today, he didn’t, instead he consulted with the same people. When I said that he must fix the province I meant that he must go and consult the clubs. So, he hasn’t done that.”

Molefe also explained that it was only on Wednesday that some of the ABC Motsepe League clubs were paid their monthly grants by the association for the month of April.

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