Safa and sedibe part ways


THE South African Football Association (SAFA) has parted ways with Chief Executive Officer Leslie Sedibe following an agreement by both parties.

SAFA President Kirsten Nematandani says the Association will begin the interviewing process for the new CEO on February 7 and 8. 
In the interim, SAFA has appointed the Director of International Affairs Ms Pinky Lehoko as acting CEO; she will be assisted by Finance Director Gronie Hluyo and the two will report to an oversight committee.

Lehoko is an experienced administrator who has served SAFA for eighteen years in various capacities, including working in the 2006 bid committee. She has extensive knowledge in dealing with international football protocols, including managing government relations at all levels.

Nematandani says he is confident that the Association’s programs and projects will be actioned with vigour; he thanked Sedibe for agreeing to stay on until the end of January. “We wish our former CEO the best of luck in his future endeavours, our immediate task as the leadership is to give strategic support to staff, and to ensure that the process of appointing the new CEO is completed as soon as possible.”

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