Safa nailed over permit

Simon Nare

Simon Nare

Home Affairs has handed evidence to the courts to prosecute the South African Football Association (Safa) for allowing Carlos Alberto Parreira to coach without a work permit.

Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa- Nqakula's spokesman Cleo Mosana revealed yesterday that the department had collected television footage showing Parreira coaching Bafana Bafana.

Mosana said Safa had been formally charged and that the department had approached a television station after the magistrate indicated evidence would be needed in order to prosecute.

The magistrate said to the department: "Did you see that man working?"

"We are busy putting evidence [together]. We are going to have witnesses to testify," she said.

Safa could be fined a maximum of R20000.