TENSIONS between Safa and the PSL are simmering and the federation read its professional league the riot act yesterday.
Safa's new executive reminded the Irvin Khoza-led PSL yesterday that the mother body was the one running football in the country.
The PSL is unhappy with the way last weekend's Safa elections, at which Kirsten Nematandani was elected unopposed as president, were conducted.
The PSL executive sent a letter to Safa on Tuesday asking for transcripts of Saturday's annual general meeting, a move indicating that the dispute could be headed for the courts .
The PSL is adamant that the elections were unconstitutional.
Safa's vice-president, Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana, said if he had his way the PSL would be charged with bringing South African soccer into disrepute. Nonkonyana was speaking after a Safa media briefing to announce the 20-member Bafana Bafana squad for the forthcoming international friendlies against Norway and Iceland on October 10 and 13.
"If the league has a problem, they must talk to us. We are running soccer in this country. Jomo (Sono, Jomo Cosmos owner and coach) has already supported the new Safa leadership, we hope other club owners will follow suit," Nonkonyana said.
"We do not have a problem going to address the board of governors on this matter."
Turning to Khoza, Nonkonyana said: "We still regard him as vice-president of Safa by virtue of being chairperson of the league. We still support him as chairperson of the LOC (Local Organising Committee). We hope that we won't be tempted to recall anybody. We have made it clear that Irvin and Danny (Jordaan) must work together and deliver a successful 2010 World Cup."
Nematandani said they expected Bafana to win in Norway and Iceland, adding that consistency was important in sport.
A surprise omission from the squad is top Absa Premiership scorer Calvin Kadi.