Sexwale asked to ‘ex­plain’

CityPress - - Sport - TI­MOTHY MOLOBI ti­mothy@city­press.co.za

Safa’s top brass have raised con­cerns about Tokyo Sexwale’s seem­ingly poor Fifa lead­er­ship cam­paign and have re­quested to meet with the pres­i­den­tial can­di­date to­mor­row.

City Press learnt some na­tional ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee (NEC) mem­bers were not happy with how the for­mer politi­cian has gone about his busi­ness and feel he should with­draw from the race to save face. They feel he has no chance of win­ning.

At yes­ter­day’s NEC meet­ing held at Safa House in Crown Mines, it was re­solved that Sexwale should come and ex­plain him­self to the emer­gency com­mit­tee, which in­cluded the pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive.

Sexwale will be asked to shed more light on his cam­paign, in­clud­ing what he has done to date and what his fu­ture plans are.

Safa chief ex­ec­u­tive Den­nis Mum­ble said the lead­er­ship wanted to en­gage Sexwale for an up­date. “I am still go­ing to check if he is avail­able to meet us on Mon­day [to­mor­row] be­cause there are a few things we need to dis­cuss with him, and get the sta­tus re­port on his cam­paign. We have al­most a month to go be­fore the elec­tions and we need to know where we stand. We are there to sup­port him and we need to know what he thinks needs to be done go­ing for­ward,” said Mum­ble.

He said yes­ter­day’s meet­ing had taken place to re­view the as­so­ci­a­tion’s midterm fi­nan­cial re­port.

“We de­cided we should have a midyear re­view to take stock of where we are and what we need to do in the com­ing six months. With the changes in the cur­rent eco­nomic en­vi­ron­ment this is im­por­tant, as we have to see how we have

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