Petersen excited about new Safa role

Former Safa CEO Robin Petersen is excited about his new role in the associations’ development arm.

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JOHANNESBURG - Dr. Robin Petersen said on Wednesday he is leaving his current position as CEO of the South African Football Association (Safa) to head up the crucial new development agency.

The agency, which is an extension of the association, was seen as crucial for the game of football to progress in the country.

He was appointed CEO of the federations' new development arm in hopes that it would push Bafana Bafana to perform more consistently at the highest level of the game.

The agency is to serve as a Safa technical plan.

He said it was an exciting prospect for him personally.

"As of 1 January I'll be heading up the agency, first to set it up and then to run it. Mr Dennis Mumble, who is the current COO, will take over as acting CEO of Safa."

Petersen hopes to make valuable contributions to South African football and its future.