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Feud brews in Pixley Safa

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The pair of concerned LFA members separately levelled allegations of Safa manipulating the regional constitution to suit their own ends

SAFA

Safa in the Pixley Ka Seme
district yesterday moved to dismiss
allegations made against the
organisation by a “concerned group” of Local Football Associations claiming that the executive in the area manipulated Safa’s constitutional processes for their own ends.

Safa Pixley Ka Seme president and national executive committee (NEC) member David Bantu, yesterday reacted to claims made by the concerned group representatives namely Vuyisile “Kalusha” Mbangula, who claimed to represent the Pixley Ka Seme transformation team, along with Lionel Keet who represented the “Concerned LFA” group.

The pair of concerned LFA members this week separately levelled allegations of Safa manipulating the regional constitution to suit their own ends.

They alleged that the regional executive unduly postponed a scheduled Safa regional elective conference indefinitely.

They also claimed that the executive colluded with some exco members and branches to manipulate the Safa constitution to exclude some members from the elective conference.

The pair further alleged that the executive unduly favoured some teams with Safa resources such as stipends and access to use the association bus for official events.

Bantu in reaction yesterday said: “they (Mbangula and Keet) are not members of our structures. If they were members they would have known where to report these matters.”

Bantu confirmed that the regional elective conference has been postponed to a later date.

“There is nothing untoward about the postponement. It happens all the time in all associations. The reason (for the postponement) was that we need to meet the timeframes stipulated in the Safa constitution as well as the organisation’s electoral code.”

Regarding the matter of withholding organisational resources from some members Bantu chuckled and said non-members were not entitled to use the association’s resources anyway.