Another attempt to stop SAFA elective congress fails

A third attempt to stop the South African Football Association’s (SAFA) Elective Congress scheduled for Saturday, 25 June 2022 has failed after the Pretoria High Court struck the matter off the roll for lack of urgency.

Ousted SAFA Vhembe Region leaders Eric Muneri and George Kubayi had approached the courts seeking postponement of Saturday’s elective congress elections while a dispute with their Region was being resolved.

Muneri and Kubayi are staunch supporters of Ria Ledwaba, who is challenging incumbent president, Dr Danny Jordaan.

The latest court outcome comes just days after the Western Cape High Court dismissed with costs the Kannaland Local Football Association’s interdict to stop the Elective Congress last Friday.

A few days earlier, the Pretoria High Court dismissed SAFA vice-president Ria Ledwaba’s attempt to stop Congress.

“As the Association, we are very happy after the latest decision in the courts, and we are looking forward to the Elective Congress on Saturday,” said SAFA CEO Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe.

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