Rod Harper, from the Cowan-Harper Attorneys, confirmed yesterday that they had sent a letter to Safa to this regard.
Harper, who said Mosimane still had 26 months left on his contract with Safa, said they had requested a meeting with the association’s chief executive officer Robin Petersen to discuss the trainer’s expulsion.
“Both parities (Safa and Mosimane) did not agree on terms, hence we have decided to send them a letter to ask for a meeting to discuss the matter,” Harper said.
He said if Safa refused to meet them or the matter failed to reach an amicable solution, they will be forced to declare a dispute with Safa that will be referred to the CCMA.
“We will hear from Dr Petersen if we can meet, but I can’t say if or not the meeting will take place.”
Petersen could not be reached for comment last night, but Safa’s communications director Dominic Chimhavi said they thought the matter with Mosimane had been resolved. “We met Pitso on Monday, and we thought this matter was resolved amicably, but now this. (But) he has the right to challenge our decision. We will see what happens next.”
The Cowan-Harper Attorneys’ letter sent to Petersen reads in part: “The employment of our client has been unfairly and unlawfully terminated by Safa, and accordingly our client is entitled to refer a dispute to the CCMA. It may, however, be possible for the parties to resolve their differences and accordingly we wish to arrange a meeting in order to discuss the matter.”
When approached for comment last night, Mosimane said he could not comment because the matter was in the hands of his lawyers.