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Sascoc CEO doesn't support SA Youth Team

A list of participants was released by ASA to represent the country at the championships in the Ukraine.

A list of participants was released by ASA to represent the country at the championships in the Ukraine. Picture: sxc.hu

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) CEO Tubby Reddy has told Eyewitness News he does not support the current South Africa Youth Team.

A list of 33 participants has been released by Athletics South Africa (ASA) to represent the country at the championships in the Ukraine next month.

Sascoc suspended ASA President James Evans and the entire ASA board in April for infringing provisions of the Olympic body's constitution.

Reddy said this team has not been endorsed by the Olympic body.

"I'm not supporting the youth team because I'm not sure of what processes they engaged in to select the team. It must be done within the ambit of ASA and not within the ambit of Evans who has no legal standing in the organisation."

Meanwhile, Sascoc last week said ASA Administrator Zola Majavu would stay in his post despite the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF's) disapproval.

In a letter to Sascoc, the IAAF said it does not recognise Majavu threatening to form an ad hoc committee to take over the running of ASA.

The IAAF also asked to meet Sascoc for the Olympic body to explain the situation around ASA's administration.

Sascoc CEO Tubby Reddy said the Olympic body is sticking to its guns as far as the running of ASA is concerned.

"Mr Evans is out and will remain suspended. Mr Majavu will continue as the administrator doing the good work he's been doing and so we will not derail this process for anyone to hold us ransom in terms of the sport".

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