The South African Football Association (SAFA) on Saturday moved to expel former SAFA Vice President Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana, who violated football’s fundamental constitution of taking football matters to the courts of law. The SAFA Congress, which concluded at the Sandton Convention Centre, unanimously resolved to expel Nonkonyana from football. Earlier a number of other matters were deliberated and resolved.
At a Congress attended by former State Presidents (who were all honoured), Thabo Mbeki, FW De Klerk, Kgalema Motlanthe and President Jacob Zuma, who was represented by Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula, the Association also honoured its founding fathers. SAFA reported a R10 million profit for the year ending 2013/2014. Minister Mbalula lauded the new SAFA leadership for a job well done adding the current vibe and victories of various national teams was a result of the Association’s President, Dr Danny Jordaan’s vision.
Minister Mbalula also gave both the Under-20 and Under-17 national teams cheques for R120 000 and R110 000 respectively for qualifying for CAF tournaments.