ASA calls for urgent meeting to discuss KZNA administration as elections loom
Athletics South Africa (ASA) will hold talks to discuss the Kwa-Zulu Natal athletics Administration issue tomorrow. KZN athletics was first placed under administration by the country's athletics governing body in November 2018 as the battle between KZN boss Sello Mokoena and ASA President Aleck Skhosana deepened.
At the time head office claimed that the decision was based on how the regional federation had handling the licensing of athletes. But Mokoena won a court case which instructed ASA to give control back to Mokoena and his suspended board. Mokoena eventually resigned under a cloud claiming that there was a plot to end his life which saw KZNA put back under administration. It means that cannot contest the ASA May 8 elections if they are still under administration because the regional arm would not be in good standing with the mother body.
The ASA constitution states that candidates from a provincial federation under administration cannot contest for paces on the board. ASA acting CEO Terrence Magogodela confirmed that a meeting would happen to discuss the future of KZN athletics. "We will have a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the issue of KZN athletes. It is on top of our agenda. I do not want to pre-empt our discussion at the meeting. I am not in a position to tell you what is going to happen. You will know if they are allowed to enter the elections or not after the meeting," Magogodela told The Top Runner.
The result of the meeting will determine if former KZNA boss Mokoena is eligible to run after he announced his intentions to challenge incumbent Aleck Skhosana last week. The deadline for nominations of office bearers is March 3. In April, ASA will inform its members about the successful candidates that will compete for the 12 positions on the board.