Payisa and Tjale visit SAFA to apologise for mischievous document


Football administrators Sturu Pasiya and Mighty Tjale on Wednesday visited SAFA House in Nasrec to personally distance themselves from a document written by some unidentified individuals purporting to represent the ABC Motsepe League teams.

Pasiya and Tjale met with SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan and Acting CEO Tebogo Motlanthe where they categorically denied being part of ‘mischievous ghost writers’ of the document which among other things raised issues within the ABC Motsepe League.

Among the issues raised was the ‘non-payment’ of the grants, a matter that has since been attended to by the SAFA Finance department.

Pasiya who drove from the Eastern Cape to SAFA House said he would like to apologise to the Motsepe Foundation for dragging their good names into the mud as well as the SAFA President and his office.

“I want to personally apologise to the Motsepe Family because their support for this league has been priceless. The article misrepresented us and was authored by individuals with an ulterior motive.

“I would like to thank the Motsepe Foundation for their noble gesture of sponsoring the biggest league in the country and for coming on board when the ABC Motsepe League was struggling to raise sponsorship,” said Pasiya.

The former Bush Bucks chairman also thanked the SAFA President for availing himself for an audience during this difficult nationwide lockdown period.

“We are thankful to the SAFA President and the Acting CEO (Tebogo Motlanthe) for giving us an ear to clear things. I am not part of this mischievous group and I will not identify myself with any group that wants to undermine the authority of the Association and its office,” added Pasiya.

He said he was going to report back to proper structures of the fruitful meeting with SAFA because ‘we all need to work together with the Association in growing this important league’.

His sentiments were echoed by Tjale (pictured above) who said the views in the document were not in their name.

“The authors are unknown to us and whatever they wrote in that document was not sanctioned by any of us and doesn’t represent our point of view. We know the right procedures to air our grievances if we have any,” said Tjale.

SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan said he welcomed the duo’s stance of distancing themselves from the document and asked the two to continue working hard in growing the ABC Motsepe League.

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