Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe has been appointed the CEO of the South African Football Association (SAFA).

The national soccer body’s NEC has unanimously endorsed the appointment. 39-year-old Motlanthe served as FIFA legal officer from 2011.

He formed part of the SAFA legal team that successfully defended the association against the Fli-Afrika complaint in which the travel agency was claiming millions of rands from the national soccer body.

The Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court dismissed the lawsuit with costs.

SAFA President Dr Danny Jordan also took the time at the announcement to pass his condolences to friends and family of former Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu.

Mthembu succumbed to COVID-19 related complications yesterday. He was admitted to hospital last week, following abdominal pains and tested positive for coronavirus. He was 62-years-old.