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'SAFA has nothing to apologise for' - Head of SAFA's Ethics committee

Yesterday, Former Safa CEO, Advocate Leslie Sedibe hosted a press conference this afternoon, denying any involvement in match-fixing and threatening Fifa with court action. Sedibe was fined 20 000 Swiss francs (R 311 453) and banned for at least five years for infringing several of Fifa’s code of conduct.

Safa's Head of Ethics Committee, Poobalan Govindasamy spoke to John Robbie, saying Sedibe and his reaction to the allegations are 'utter nonsense'.

Why should we, four years later after reporting the matter to Fifa, now want to defend ourselves because we prejudice somebody in an investigation. We will not do that. Our name was brought into disrepute and there was reputational damage.

Poobalan Govindasamy, Head of Ethics Committee at South African Football Association (Safa)

Leslie is a lawyer like myself. If you feel aggrieved, take the matter on review. In this case, Leslie has to go to the court of arbitration for sport in Switzerland

Poobalan Govindasamy, Head of Ethics Committee at South African Football Association (Safa)

Govindasamy also denies Safa played any role in delaying the investigation into match-fixing.

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