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The Times: Petersen fired, Mumble new Safa CEO

15 Nov 2012 10:55
SportLIVE reports that Dennis Mumble, who was the chief competitions officer for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, is the new CEO of the South African Football Association (Safa).
Mumble, one of the longest-serving Safa staff members, was appointed after current CEO Robin Petersen was fired by association's national executive committee.

Safa bosses were yesterday still officially mum on the news. But according to The Times, Mumble has been approached for the job by Safa president Kirsten Nematandani, and has accepted the challenge.

Late on Tuesday Nematandani strongly denied stories in the media that Petersen was on his way out. Speaking to Jacaranda Sport, Nematandani said that Petersen had done an extraordinary job for Safa in difficult times, and that it was unthinkable not to see him as a part of the association's future.

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