Former Premier League of Eswatini (PLE) chairman and ex-EFA vice president Moses Motsa has challenged the Eswatini Football Association (EFA) constitution on the qualifying requirement criteria for the position of president.
This is ahead of the upcoming EFA elective General Assembly taking place in July.
Motsa is of the view that the clause on EFA presidency denies other capable individuals a chance to lead the sport.
“I believe any of the qualifying candidates can do the job well since they have been in the sport for a number of years. They know better what is expected for one to take the organisation to greater heights,” Motsa said.
According to Article 41 (5) of the EFA statues, a candidate is only eligible to contest for EFA presidency if he has served for four years in the executive committee and he is only a member of the organisation by virtue of being a member of the eight affiliates.
The astute businessman feels that the clause should be changed in order to give others a chance to govern football.
“I personally feel that the current requirement for the presidency position should be changed in order to give everyone a chance to lead the sport. We have seen this happening at CAF where Patrice Motsepe has been elected as the CAF President without serving in the CAF Executive Committee. This should be the case in the country with the Eswatini Football Association,” he said.
The national football mother body will be going to the polls in July to replace outgoing President Adam Mthethwa, who was recently elected as EOCGA president.
Constitutionally, Mthethwa has to resign as EFA president within 30 days and the longest serving vice president Comfort Shongwe will be acting president until the elections.
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By Ofhani Munyai