SAFA win battle against former NEC member… for now

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The South African Football Association (SAFA) have temporarily won the battle to stop its former NEC member Abel Rakoma from occupying the Capricorn Regional office, at least until February next year.

This comes after Polokwane High court Judge J Muller on Wednesday ruled that the court order for Rakoma to assume office as the Chairperson of the region is no longer effective.

Rakoma who was removed from office in 2018 together with his regional executive committee by the SAFA national office, successfully appealed the decision in March.

SAFA have also appealed the decision and will be heard in February next year, but Rakoma and his group wanted to assume while waiting for the February court date.

“In brief, the judge just said that the application has been granted for SAFA to suspend the execution of the order granted in default by Judge Phatudi on 26 March 2020, pending the final determination of the rescission application brought by SAFA against Abel Rakoma,” SAFA’s legal representative Phetogo Molati told the media outside the court.

“The current SAFA Capricorn region President Jacky Mogashoa and his executive will proceed with their work without disturbance while waiting for the final court date on the 15th of February 2021,” said Molati.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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