SOUTH African Football Association president Kirsten Nematandani's successor in the Safa Vhembe region in Thulamela, Limpopo, Chief Khorombi Neluvhola, is facing serious challenges after he cracked the whip to clean up soccer in the region.
Neluvhola has disbanded the Makhado Local Football Association after the executive allegedly failed to come out with a financial report.
He also allegedly suspended Mutale Local Football Association chairperson, Fhatuwani Rananga, who allegedly treated the association as his own fiefdom and undermined his executive.
Problems at Makhado started when clubs became dissatisfied with the financial report and refused to adopt it. They also allegedly passed a vote of no confidence in the executive.
Neluvhola's executive intervened, took over the association and dissolved the executive committee.
Safa Vhembe resolved to take over the administration of the association until new elections are held. The disbanded executive was supposed to hand over the assets of the association to Safa Vhembe but it has not done so - and Neluvhola is livid.
"Our legal department is dealing with the matter because the assets do not belong to them but to the clubs," Neluvhola said.
The region found that Rananga allegedly ran an Under-15 soccer tournament without the knowledge of the association. He also allegedly insulted and intimidated other members of the association during meetings.
Rananga also allegedly made the figure on a blank cheque R6000, when he was due R3000.
Safa Vhembe has set elections for next week but has not confirmed the date for Rananga to appear before a disciplinary committee.
When asked for comment, Rananga said the whole thing was personal.
"Why are they setting a date for the elections before setting a date for me to appear before the DC?" he asked.