PSL seeks legal advice on Safa elections

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) will seek legal advice on whether or not the recent South African Football Association (Safa) elections at the annual meeting were conducted in accordance with the Safa constitution.

The PSL board of governors, which met in Sandton on Saturday, unanimously decided to go the legal route. This was announced after the board meeting by the chairperson of the finance committee, Kaizer Motaung.

But Motaung stressed the PSL was not making any pronouncement on the Safa elections.

Motaung said: ”It was decided to seek legal clarity on whether the elections were legal in accordance with the Safa constitution, and secondly we will get legal opinion as to whether the Safa electoral officers acted in accordance with the constitution during that election.”

Motaung said the PSL would convene another board of governors, meeting within the ”next two weeks” when tit had obtained legal opinion.

Motaung said he could not comment further until then and refused to comment when asked if the PSL would recognise the new Safa leadership that was voted in at the Safa AGM last month under new president Kirsten Nematandani.

PSL chairperson Irvin Khoza, who was one of the Safa presidential candidates at the Safa meeting, withdrew his nomination at the meeting.

But it is obvious there is still bad blood between Safa and the PSL.

When asked about Khoza’s stand on the issue, Motaung said: ”I cannot speak for the PSL chairperson.

”All I can say is we are seeking clarity and once that is in hand, the PSL board of governors will take the next step.”

But Motaung declined to say what possible action the PSL could take. — Sapa

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