A STAND OFF between Athletics SA and South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee could be ‘deadly’.
ASA president Aleck Skhosana’s nomination as Sascoc presidential candidate is a stumbling block that has seen two organisations at loggerheads and he won’t let go without a fight.
Skhosana and his legal team have given an ultimatum to Sascoc to reinstate him or face legal action.
That was confirmed by ASA legal advisor Dev Maharaj.
“There are five simple documents that have to be submitted to the nomination committee and it is inconsiderable that in so few documents required that one will be omitted,” Maharaj said.
“We find it absolutely amazing that the document was not received, the document was absolutely there prior to submission and was signed by the CEO, Richard Stander, and stamped on behalf of the association.
“We have written to Sascoc via emails and they have not responded to us. We have also written to acting CEO Ravi Govender and he too has not responded. So, we are giving them until tomorrow (today 4pm) to respond. Should they fail to do so, we will take other steps going to arbitration.”
As for Skhosana, he remains upbeat Sascoc will overturn their decision and reinstate him before going the legal route.
Sascoc that has been in the press for all wrong reasons was unavailable for comment at the time of publishing.
Image (ASA president Aleck Skhosana fighting for his rights).