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SAFA wins another legal battle as National Assembly elections begin

18 Jun 2022 | 15:37 | Football

SAFA CEO Tebogo Motlanthe Supporter.  (Photo by Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images)

SAFA CEO Tebogo Motlanthe Supporter. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images)

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has won another legal battle and blocked an attempt to prevent the Electoral Congress from going ahead as planned on Saturday, June 25.

According to SAFA’s Official websiteAdvocate CEO Tebogo Motlanthe says they are “happy” after the Western Cape High Court overruled the Kannaland Local Football Association’s ban to prevent the General Assembly from voting at the expense of Friday.

SAFA CEO said: “SAFA is happy and this is further proof that the Association is doing things correctly.

Friday’s court decision comes just days after the Pretoria Supreme Court rejected an attempt by SAFA vice president Ria Ledwaba to block the Association’s Electoral Congress.

Judge Brenda Neukircher delivered Ledwaba’s ruling with punitive punishment on Wednesday.

SAFA has further reaffirmed the position of world governing body FIFA and the Confederation of African Football in protecting the right of its members to freely exercise the right to elect the leaders of their choice without without any third party interference.

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