No crisis at SAFA - Nematandani

SAFA president Kirsten Nematandani says the organisation is not bankrupt.

SAFA president Kirsten Nematandani and Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN - The South African football association has acknowledged it's in debt, but President Kirsten Nematandani says the association is not in a crisis.

SAFA appeared before parliament's sports portfolio committee to answer questions of alleged financial mismanagement amounting to R92 million.

Nematandani says the matter is being blown out of proportion.

"There is no crisis at this organisation at all. [The public] start thinking that there is after we start reading it in newspapers. Of course they have their own mission to sell their papers."

SAFA's Morris Tshabalala says the association is not bankrupt.

"Our current liabilities are more than our current assets but our total assets are more than our total liabilities. To put it in simple terms, SAFA is not bankrupt."