Sikhosana was responding to questions around his nomination for the SASCOC presidency at the macro sports body’s elections at the end of this month (28th March).
He is likely to go toe to toe with the Acting president of SASCOC Barry Hendricks who was only elected as the first vice-president in November last year.
Skhosana who is also the in the current SASCOC board, says one of the first things they need to do is to take the macro sports body away from resolving disputes of the federations.
Skhosana, who has overseen the improvement of ASA for the past six years, on the track, on the road as well as on the field in international competitions also cites SASCOC’s Operation Excellence (OPEX) as another area which needs to be prioritised for the sake of the athletes.
SASCOC’s image has taken a serious battering in the past three years especially on corporate governance matters and Skhosana acknowledges that there is a need to clean the image of the macro sports body and go back to the basics.
Skhosana was also one of the officials who had officially complained to former Minister of Sport Thulas Nxesi about the manner in which he had been thrown out of the SASCOC board following the 2016 elections.
This led to the Zulman Ministerial Committee of Inquiry which uncovered a lot of maladministration and financial irregularities at SASCOC.
The former KwaZulu-Natal Athletics Chairperson says the implementation of the Zulman report is non-negotiable is SASCOC is to be taken seriously going forward.
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– Report by Velile Mnyandu