Danny Jordaan Reacts As Former SAFA Boss Tebogo Motlanthe Attends Association's Event

Danny Jordaan Reacts As Former SAFA Boss Tebogo Motlanthe Attends Association's Event

Babajide Orevba
June 25, 2024 at 10:50 AM
  • Danny Jordaan has dispelled rumours insinuating that former CEO Teboho Motlanthe is on the verge of returning to SAFA
  • Football administrator Motlanthe played a crucial role during last season's ABC Motsepe League national playoffs in Upington
  • As Motlanthe continues to attend SAFA events, there are speculations that the 43-year-old could be working his way back to the football house

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The president of the South African Football Association, Danny Jordaan, has clarified the role of former CEO Tebogo Motlanthe at the association’s events.

Motlanthe has been spotted at SAFA events recently amid rumours that a possible return to the office is in the cards.

In May 2023, Motlanthe resigned from his position and was replaced by Lydia Monyepao.

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Danny Jordaan denies rumours that Tebogo Motlanthe is making a SAFA return. Photo Credit: Alexander Hassenstein.
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Rumour has it that the association discussed the former CEO's possible return, but the insinuation has been debunked.

As a legal practitioner, Motlanthe played a crucial role during the recently concluded ABC Motsepe League national playoffs in Upington.

SAFA undertakes to clarify Motlanthe rumours

It fuelled speculations that the football administrator could be considering a return to SAFA. However, in a chat with FARPost, Jordan dispelled the rumour. He said:

“He is a legal advisor. He was helping here (ABC Motsepe League national playoffs) with the tournament.
“We are happy to have him. He has made a great contribution to SAFA, and he will continue to contribute, and we are very happy with him.”
On whether Motlanthe is likely to rejoin SAFA permanently, this is what Jordaan had to say. “Well, we will talk to him about that in the future.”

SAFA's head of referees speaks on officiating

Sports Brief earlier reported that despite the issues raised by managers, SAFA's head of referees, Abdul Ebrahim, does not think there is any cause for concern regarding the state of officiating.

Ebrahim told coaches to focus on their jobs and leave the performance of officials to the body responsible for them.

Ebrahim added that it was unfair when coaches made these comments, as they knew the laws of the game and how they were applied. He also called on them to provide more information to the refereeing body about incidents they were referring to before commenting on them.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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