We expect SAFA to fight back – Rakoma’s lawyer

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Following a judgement at the Polokwane High Court on Thursday that saw Abel Rakoma being reinstated as SAFA Capricorn Regional Chairperson, his attorney Amos Vilakazi says they are expecting a fightback from the mother body.

Judge George Phatudi ruled that SAFA reinstate Rakoma in his position as well as his regional Executive Committee with immediate effect.

Rakoma took the association to court following his dismissal as the leader of the most powerful region in the Province last year.

SAFA had put in a notice for the court to postpone the hearing to a later date but it was rejected.

“We are (expecting a comeback), we expect them to come to court and ask the court to withdraw the judgement that was granted,” Vilakazi told reporters.

“But is a fight for another day and we will be waiting for them. There is nothing as unfulfilling as boxing the air so yes we would have wanted to box somebody, we would have wanted them to come and tell the court why they believe they have a case but we believe they don’t, even if they were here I doubt they would have been successful,” he said.

Rakoma served for 9 years as the Leader of the Region before the national office deemed him and his REC unfit to hold office.

He has been an influential figure in the Province and has also served as a National Executive member.

By Ofhani Munyai

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