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SAFA responds to Lucas Radebe. Image: BackpagePix

‘Radebe must pass the integrity test to run for presidency’ – SAFA

Lucas Radebe’s desire to challenge for the presidency occupied by Danny Jordaan was made a lot harder as Safa made a ‘huge list of demands’.

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SAFA responds to Lucas Radebe. Image: BackpagePix

The South African Football Association (Safa) has made a number of points regarding Lucas Radebe’s interest of becoming the association’s president.

The former Bafana Bafana expressed his desire to be president of Safa which was met with positive reaction from local football fans.

The SA Football Association though said current president Danny Jordaan was voted into the office for the third time in June last year and is expected to end his term in 2026.

Here is Safa statement below:

“We have noted a series of articles in Sunday newspapers indicating that former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe is going to be President of the South African Football Association (SAFA),” said SAFA in a statement.

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“1. It must be noted that the SAFA election was held in 2022 for four (4) years, making the next election due in 2026.

“2. It needs to be noted that, unlike the USA election, SAFA elections do not vote for a President only. The election is for President, National, and Provincial members, elections are for all NEC positions.

“3. The voters are the 52 Regions and Associate members.

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4. Any person who hopes to be a President must be nominated by any of the constituent groups and must pass the integrity test.


“We are not just voting for the President.

5. the Governance Committee will then publish the list of eligible candidates.

6. In the meantime, we are focused on delivering football programs as per our mandate and this includes; 6.1 Bafana preparation for AFCON and qualification for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

“6.2 Banyana qualification for WAFCON and qualification for 2024 Paris Olympics. 6.3 Training of men and women coaches for C License up to A License.

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“6.4 Preparation for Schools Football CAF Championship 6.5 ABC Motsepe League 6.6 SASOL League promotion Hollywood Bet final matches and Awards 6.7 U15 National Team preparations.

“6.8 Junior teams’ preparation and development 6.9 Referees training 6.10 Schools Competition Academies Etc.

“The point we are making is that we are busy with football, and we will not entertain trivial distractions.”