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JOMO Sono has denied that his support for the new Safa leadership could cause problems in the mother body.
The Jomo Cosmos boss as well as Mamelodi Sundowns' billionaire owner Patrice Motsepe have been backing the new Safa leadership headed by Kirsten Nematandani.
However, Sono insisted yesterday that his support for the new leadership was for the good of football in the country. "I'm not supporting Nematandani as an individual, but the new executive as a whole. For me, anyone would have had my support if they lead football in the country with dignity.
"If there are people who would like to take legal action and challenge the new Safa leadership, then it is their right to do so," Sono said. "We live in a democratic country where people have rights, so there is nothing wrong with them practising their rights."
He denied that he was supporting the new Safa leadership to spite PSL chairperson Irvin Khoza.
"Why would I want to spite him? I have absolutely nothing to gain from that. The only time I have any sort of association with him is through football matters," said Sono.
He said he would have supported Khoza had the Orlando Pirates boss won the elections.
Safa deputy president Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana said it was unfortunate that the matter was still dragging on.
"It would have been very good if everyone worked together and rallied behind the new leadership," he said.