Safa red flag for Sascoc
THE SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee has expressed concern at the allegations that Safa is bankrupt and about tensions among executive committee members ahead of the September elections.
The issue of Safa's financial instability will be on the agenda when Safa meets the Sascoc board.
In a letter to Safa president Kirsten Nematandani, Sascoc CEO Tubby Reddy said their meeting will also deal with allegations of interference by the Football Transformation Forum (FTF), a structure used by the current Safa leadership in the build-up to the 2009 elections.
The eagerly-awaited meeting will deal with the Fifa match-fixing report, which Safa has decided to use following a decision at the weekend by the executive committee to set up an independent commission of inquiry to get to the root of the problem.
A damning dossier that was compiled by an anonymous person or people privy to the shenanigans at Safa is also expected to be discussed. The document has been handed over to the Hawks but Nematandani said the dossier has been dismissed.
"The information I have received is that the Hawks are not doing an investigation because it lacks substance."
However, Sowetan has learnt the Hawks are working on the dossier as the compilers made it clear the alleged looting of Safa finances and equipment occurred after the 2010 World Cup Local Organising Committee board was dissolved in December 2010.
"We are talking about what took place from January 1 2011," said one Safa official, who asked not to be named.
It is also claimed in the dossier that the Safa leadership spent R123-million on themselves.
"The executive of 36 members spent days on end in hotels, some with hangers-on and girlfriends ordering room service indiscriminately, including booze paid by the association's funds," said the report, titled FTF on the Rampage.
Safa deputy president Danny Jordaan is accused of having allegedly paid himself a severance package of R5-million and single-handedly authorising procurement of 36 Mercedez Benz vehicles for Football Transformation Forum members.
The dossier questions why PSL executive committee members seconded to the Safa executive committee were not included in the procurement of the luxury cars.
Safa executive members Nomsa Mahlangu and Eric Mtshatsha were allegedly excluded from the "gifts".
There is also a question mark over the disappearance of some of the equipment of the 2010 organising committee.
"The biggest question is who stole the 260 World Cup laptops from Safa House without breaking in. Where is the case number? With all the cameras and 24-hour security at Safa House, somebody should have seen something," asked the author.
Approached for an interview to deal with the allegations, Jordaan said: "Call me on Monday or Tuesday, we will talk."