South Africa bans 15 football officials for life
The South African Football Association has banned 15 officials
for life for trying to take the national association to court in
violation of FIFA rules.
SAFA says the officials from the central Free State province
should have resolved their grievances over voting procedures in the
run-up to the election of Danny Jordaan as SAFA president in
September through the football body and its ”mechanisms and
Describing the officials as ”malcontents,” SAFA announced that
they were expelled from all football activities. SAFA said the
expelled officials were from three local associations, while
members from a fourth were cleared of wrongdoing after ”distancing
themselves” from any court actions relating to SAFA.
Jordaan, the 2010 World Cup’s head organizer, was elected to
lead SAFA on Sept. 28.