Sam, Khoza to contest for Sascoc presidency

The sports body will hold elections at Olympic House in Johannesburg on November 24.

SASCOC president Gideon Sam. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Gideon Sam and Dr Irvin Khoza will both be vying for the position of president of the South African Sports, Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) in November.

The body announced the names of candidates for the 2012 elections, which be held on November 24.

The elections will be held to fill various positions for the next four-year cycle.

Voting will take place at Olympic House in Johannesburg.

Sam, who is the current president of the body, will have to fight for his position.

Hajera Kajee and Mark Alexander are vying for the positions of first vice-president, with Les Williams and Kirsten Nematandani hoping to be the second vice-president.

There are various other positions which need to filled, with at least 25 names confirmed.

These are Anthea Harms, Wimpie du Plessis, Kirsten Nematandani, Elise du Rand, Mubarak Mahomed, Nomsa Mahlangu, Mami Diale, Les Williams, Hajera Kajee, Keikabile Motlatsi, Jeremiah Segwaba, Mark Alexander, Temba Hlasho, Merrill King, Kaya Majeke, Selwyn Nathan, Moeki Grobbelaar, Kobus Marais, Colin Webster, Jace Naidoo, Timothy Noakes, Ilhaam Groenewald, Goliath Munro, Ernst van Dyk and James Letuka.