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22 January 2018 07:57 (South Africa)

Safa set to account to parliament on R1bn World Cup windfall

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

So, Fifa didn't take off with all the cash it made from the soccer World Cup. The world governing body has been so kind as to toss the SA Football Association R1 billion. But Safa will have to explain to parliament what it intends to do with the money, in a session scheduled for Tuesday. Butana Komphela, the chairperson of the the sport and recreation portfolio committee, has already made noises about the money being used for development. Read more: Sport24

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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