While SAFA looks set to appoint a new Bafana Bafana boss this week, former coach Molefi Ntseki could reportedly receive a massive multi-million payout, iDiski Times has learned.
He was relieved of his duties earlier this month after failing to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon next year.
However, Ntseki and his camp are arguing that due processes were not followed when the SAFA NEC reached the decision to release him of his contract, which was still running until December 2022.
“I understand that the matter between coach Ntseki and Bafana is not finalized yet and talks will continue this week. But the issue is not only about settling, but the firing itself because due procedures were not followed, some finer details were missed when coach Ntseki’s contract was terminated,” a source close to Ntseki’s camp told iDiski Times.
It is not the first time that SAFA finds itself in a tricky situation like this, as Shakes Mashaba took SAFA to the Commission for Conciliation, Meditation and Arbitration (CCMA), challenging his dismissal back in 2017
However, there is hope at SAFA that an amicable solution with Ntseki can be found. The 51 year-old had over 18 months left on his contract and was believed to earn R6 million per annum.
This publication understands that the local football mother body are looking at offering Ntseki a six-month payout, which could amount to R3 million.
“What has happened is that we had spoken to the representatives of coach Ntseki to say let’s resolve this matter together. And that is what we are doing, we’re in the process of working around those negotiations now but this matter has no bearing on the search of a new coach and will not stop the process,” explained SAFA head of communications Dominic Chimhavi.
Story by iDiski Times senior writer Velile Mnyandu. Follow him on twitter under @Velile_Mnyandu.