SAFA NEC Resolutions post the Extraordinary meeting

According to FIFA Statues Articles 14, 15 and 19, SAFA is an independent body and is obliged to avoid any form of third party (eg political) interference in football affairs.

SAFA has had more than one Indaba before, and as such will continue exploring these opportunities to engage stakeholders, and as such, it is Football (SAFA as the custodian and governing body of football in South Africa, recognized by FIFA) that must drive this process (as its done before) and Government will and should be invited as an important stakeholder to participate in such Indaba if necessary and approved by the SAFA Congress.

In view of the earlier engagement between the SAFA NEC and the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture whereas the Minister undertook to revert to SAFA after receiving its REPORT CARD on VISION 2022, SAFA welcomes the Minister’s undertaking to further engage with the Association on issues pertaining to Football in South Africa.

Under the circumstances, noting all of the above, and until such time as further engagement takes place between SAFA and the Minister, as undertaken by the Minister at the earlier meeting with the NEC, SAFA cannot see its way clear to participate in an Indaba that will effectively be controlled and owned by a third party, and therefore further resolved that no SAFA members shall participate in the proposed Indaba in its current format, as called by the Minister.

Source: South Africa Football Association