SAFA take harsh decision on club sales

The South African Football Association has revealed its plans to clamp down on the practice that has seen a number of teams being sold, renamed, and relocated in recent times.

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2022-01-21 08:45:00 PM

The South African Football Association has revealed its plans to clamp down on the practice that has seen a number of teams being sold, renamed, and relocated in recent times. SLSiya Read more:

The South African Football Association has revealed its plans to clamp down on the practice that has seen a number of teams being sold, renamed, and relocated in recent times.

All 32 teams in the DStv Premiership and GladAfrica Championship will maintain its name, home base and its stakeholders – that is, according to the latest ruling from the South African Football authority.In a statement sent out to clubs and various authorities by SAFA CEO Tebogo Mothlante, the practice of purchasing franchises with the purpose of renaming it, relocating it and disenfranchising its stakeholders will be prohibited unless sanctioned by the SAFA Competitions Committee.

“The sale of a franchise which is to the detriment of a league championship and results in changing headquarters, changing the name and/or stakeholders, and furthermore is to the detriment of the integrity of sports competition, must be prohibited,”the statement read in part.

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This will just drag us down as richer individuals owning teams just increases quality of football so this won't do us any good SAFA should be focused on getting VAR and increasing quality of South African football not this🤦🏽‍♂️

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Secret Agent: Why Red-Hot Striker Should Choose Bucs Over Europe All 32 teams in the DStv Premiership and GladAfrica Championship will maintain its name, home base and its stakeholders – that is, according to the latest ruling from the South African Football authority. In a statement sent out to clubs and various authorities by SAFA CEO Tebogo Mothlante, the practice of purchasing franchises with the purpose of renaming it, relocating it and disenfranchising its stakeholders will be prohibited unless sanctioned by the SAFA Competitions Committee. “The sale of a franchise which is to the detriment of a league championship and results in changing headquarters, changing the name and/or stakeholders, and furthermore is to the detriment of the integrity of sports competition, must be prohibited,” the statement read in part. Chiefs To Lose Out On Mzansi’s Hottest Talent? SAFA have also revealed that failure to adhere to these rules could see teams being relegated to its province’s LFA or SAFA region. 4.3.2 In the event of a club being sold and relocating, it shall be relegated to its current Province or SAFA Region or SAFA LFA, except where the SAFA Competitions Committee decides otherwise after considering a properly motivated application to that effect 4.3.3 No team shall be allowed to change its name without the prior approval of SAFA, on the recommendation of the Competitions Committee, which shall not be unreasonably withheld.” Clubs like Bidvest Wits, Highlands Park, Bloemfontein Celtic have all been purchased, renamed and relocated in recent times, while AmaZulu have changed ownership but maintained its name, home base and stakeholders. View the deadly duos that could light up the DStv Compact Cup: Share