Former Safa vice president Nonkonyana reacts to turmoil at sports body

Former Safa vice president Nonkonyana reacts to turmoil at sports body

- The latest removal of vice presidents at the South African Football Association (Safa) is nothing new

- A former vice president, Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana, was also removed for his dissenting views

- He cautioned executives at the organisation that they might share his fate and that of Ria Ledwaba and Gay Mokoena

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President of the South African Football Association (Safa) Danny Jordaan has not stopped removing high ranking employees of the sports body.

Former vice president Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana is shocked at the state of the organisation after Ria Ledwaba and Gay Mokoena were removed from Safa. learned that former high ranking members have been removed when schisms formed between them and the leadership, Nonkonyana was one of them.

"It is time for the government to intervene. The national asset which is Safa is in ICU. If it is not saved we are going to be in trouble," Nonkonyana told Sowetan.
"The problem at Safa is none other than Danny who is using Safa as a personal fiefdom.
"Even the congress that re-elected him was in fact unconstitutional. He has also been amending the constitution as he wishes and is not in line with Fifa statutes."

Ledwaba was axed after approaching the government for help with the organisation and Mokoena was axed after he published a highly critical report of Danny Jordaan.

Nonkonyana was removed in 2014 after he suggested that Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund should go after the national football team failed to qualify for the African Nations Championship (Chan).

He cautioned Safa executives that if they were not careful they would suffer the same fate as him.

"What they did by removing those vice-presidents is exactly what they did to me."
"Those in the NEC must know that what has happened to others will happen to them."
"I am calling on all former presidents like Molefi Oliphant and other vice-presidents like Mubarak Mohamed to stand up and take action." reported over the weekend about the sudden removal of Ria Ledwaba and Gay Mokoena.

The South African Football Association has allegedly removed Gay Mokoena and Ria Ledwaba as vice-presidents for standing up to Danny Jordaan.

Willie Mooka, allegedly could not tolerate what was happening and walked out of the meeting. The meeting was held after 2 reported were released, one by Mokoena and another by former chief executive officer Dennis Mumble.

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