SAFA to focus on Indaba & VAR early in 2020 – Mokoena

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A unified South African Football Indaba is one of the highlights to look forward in the new year, jointly organised by the Department of Sport and the South African Football Association (SAFA).

The Indaba was originally the idea of the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa and was supposed to be held last month. But there was some resistance from SAFA which led to the two parties going back to the drawing board and agreeing to jointly organise it.

Speaking after the SAFA annual general meeting on Sunday, the football mother body’s Acting CEO Gay Mokoena says they are now working on finalising the date of the Indaba.

At the recent Premier Soccer League (PSL) annual general meeting, the league’s chairman said they will soon be engaging SAFA and possibility work on introducing the Video Assistance Referee (VAR).

Mokoena revealed on Sunday that the issue of the VAR is on the agenda for the next joint liaison committee meeting between the two bodies.

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As part of their turnaround strategy after reporting a loss of R74 million, Mokoena says they also want to go ahead with their plans of introducing a Super Cup jointly with their special members – the PSL.

SAFA is targeting June next year as a deadline in terms of implementing their newly adopted idea of subscription which Mokoena is hoping that it will help them to ease their financial woes. – Report by Velile Mnyandu