'Broke Safa cooked the books'

Fraud claim as soccer body lists disputed income sources in financial statements

16 June 2019 - 00:05 By SAZI HADEBE and BARENG-BATHO KORTJAAS

The South African Football Association (Safa) has been accused of falsifying its 2018 financial statements to reflect a rosy bank balance - when it has a deficit of R100m.

Several sources close to Safa told the Sunday Times that the football governing body inserted an amount of $10m (R148m) as money in the bank, when this amount refers to a donation made by Safa during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, which Safa claims the sports, arts & culture department undertook to repay but hasn't...

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