SA Football motherbody, SAFA have confirmed that its CEO Tebogo Motlanthe has resigned from his position with immediate effect. The association has however not officially accepted the resignation and is set to hold an urgent meeting with him on Saturday. 

The meeting is set to be between president Danny Jordaan and Motlanthe on why he resign which will be followed by a press release. The association insist they remain focused on their bid for the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup.


“SAFA has received a letter from Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe saying he has resigned as the Association’s CEO,” said the association. 

“SAFA is convening an Emergency Meeting for Sunday, 7 May 2023. A further statement will be issued with regards to this matter and other developments at the Association.

“SAFA remains focused on South Africa’s Bid for the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup. We will also finalise discussions around all of the regulatory requirements needed to pursue the global event,” they said. 

SAFA CEO Tebogo Motlanthe resigns 
Tebogo Motlanthe and Danny Jordaan

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“Banyana Banyana’s road to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in July will also be discussed, as well as the appointment of an Acting SAFA CEO.

“The relationship between SAFA and Advocate Motlanthe remains cordial and there is no animosity between the two parties,” explained SAFA. 

“SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan and Advocate Motlanthe will meet tonight (Saturday, 6 May 2023) to discuss the matter further. Details of their conversation will be communicated in a press release to be issued after the Emergency Meeting to be held on Sunday 7 May 2023.”


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