Athletics SA fires CEO

ASA has fired CEO Frik Vermaak after finding him guilty of three charges.

Former Athletics South Africa CEO, Frik Vermaak. Picture: ASA

CAPE TOWN - Athletics South Africa (ASA) has been left without a CEO, once again raising questions about whether the federation has been able to get back on track after a tumultuous three years.

ASA announced on Tuesday that its CEO Frik Vermaak was found guilty of three charges during a disciplinary hearing.

Vermaak was found guilty of gross misconduct, dishonesty and poor work performance.

He was initially suspended pending the outcome of the disciplinary hearing, but has now been fired.

Vermaak was appointed as CEO of ASA in December after a turbulent period for the athletics body.

Over the last few years the federation was placed under interim administration and fired top officials.

Three board members, including embattled president Leonard Chuene were axed for the misappropriation of funds and their roles in the Caster Semenya gender debacle.