Monday, November 4, 2013

South Africa FA bans 15 officials for breaking FIFA rules


The South African Football Association (Safa) has banned 15 officials for life for trying to take the national association to court in violation of Fifa rules.
15 officials from the South African Football Association have been banned for life for trying to take the national association to court over violations of FIFA rules.
The election of Danny Jordaan as SAFA’s new president in September of this year spurred several reactions from the central Free State province and the decision made by SAFA was due to grievances from officials over elections. Jordaan, the 2010 World Cup's head organizer, was elected to lead SAFA on 28 September.

According to the governing body, the now expelled officials should have resolved their grievances over voting procedures through SAFA and its "mechanisms and structures". SAFA described the officials as  "malcontents.'' The expelled officials who are from 3 local associations are as well banned from all football activities.