Ria Ledwaba and Solly Mohlabeng to Challenge Danny Jordaan as SAFA's President in Court

Ria Ledwaba and Solly Mohlabeng to Challenge Danny Jordaan as SAFA's President in Court

  • The long-finished race for the South African Football Association presidency might be brought back to life
  • The losers of the contest Ria Ledwaba and Solly Mahlabeng are reportedly looking to protest Danny Jordaan's reelection in a court of law
  • The duo contend that Jordaan's victory for the hot-seat was flawed and must be set aside

Danny Jordaan's comfortable victory in his reelection bid for the South African Football Association's presidency could face a challenge in court.

Ria Ledwaba and Solly Mohlabeng, who Jordaan soundly beat in the race for the job, are reportedly looking to contest his win in court.

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Danny Jordaan, Ria Ledwaba and Solly Mohlabeng. Image source: provided.
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According to the Daily Sun, the publication is in possession of a document intended for the courts which read:

"The claimants, contend that the elective process, which eventuated in members of the third respondent (Jordaan), being elected... is flawed and stands to be set aside.

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The document alleges that the process was not fair, just and transparent.

Representing SAFA, Lesedi Mphahlele countered:

"It's our instructions that, firstly, Ledwaba is not a registered member or official of SAFA and is therefore not entitled to invoke the SAFA dispute resolution.

"Accordingly, we are instructed by SAFA CEO (Tebogo Motlanthe) to advise you that your clients' claims will not be referred to SAFA arbitration."

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Vuyani Mpafa said:

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Mantshonga Mncadi said:

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Source: SportsBrief.com