According the association's Vice President, Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana, no delegates objected when the results were announced at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) last month.
"We reiterate that the new SAFA leadership under Kirsten Nematandani is a product of the properly constituted AGM of SAFA and as such, is legitimate. In fact it enjoys the support of the majority of the members of SAFA, the people of South Africa, as well as the leadership of CAF and FIFA," he said.
He explained that there was only a small group of members, led by Nakedi Lekota, who had left the AGM when it was clear they would not win. He said they were not the majority.
Nonkonyana said it was unfortunate that the media created an impression that the disgruntled persons constituted a majority of their regions, adding that the association rejected the report with the contempt it deserves.
Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana and Mandla Mazibuko stood unopposed as Vice Presidents after the other members nominated for the position withdrew their candidacy. Also duly elected were the current national executive committee members.
Meanwhile, SAFA is expected to announce the new Bafana Bafana coach today, after firing Joel Santana earlier in the week. Speculation is rife that Carlos Alberto Parreira may be chosen but he has not accepted the offer yet. The other candidates are SuperSport United´s Gavin Hunt and Gordon Igesund of Maritzburg United- BuaNews