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SAFA appoints new refs head


The South African Football Association (SAFA) has appointed a new head of referees in Abdul Basit Ebrahim.

  Ebrahim, a former FIFA referee and FIFA/CAF trained instructor, takes over from Tenda Masikhwa who has left the soccer association to pursue other opportunities.

  Ebrahim said South Africa has been at the forefront of producing the best match officials on the continent.

  “I would like the country to continue being pacesetters in this area. I want to assure everyone that I will do my best in this position. I have inherited solid structures and will continue to consolidate the good base created so far by overseeing the continuous development of future generations of match officials. I would like to thank and acknowledge the sterling work that has been done by Tenda Masikhwa over the years in this department. He leaves behind an ideal platform on which to work from,” he said.