Sedibe formally serves Safa with court papers

Leslie Sedibe wants R5 million from Safa CEO Dennis Mumble for defamation for describing him as a fraud.

Leslie Sedibe.  Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Football Association (Safa) has confirmed its received legal papers from its former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leslie Sedibe, who is suing the organisation for R5 million.

Sedibe has been banned from all football related events for five years for allegedly fixing Bafana Bafana games in 2010.

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Safa is only prepared to confirm that it's now been served with court papers.

Spokesperson Dominic Chimhavi refused to comment further only saying the association doesn't want this matter to "sidetrack" Safa.

Sedibe wants R5 million from current CEO Dennis Mumble for defamation for describing him as a fraud.

The former CEO was slapped with a ban soon after South Africa was implicated in the massive match fixing scandal.

South Africa has been accused of paying $10 million in a bribe to secure the 2010 Fifa World Cup.