This was confirmed by LeFA media officer Mikia Kalati who showed that the recommendation will be effected as soon as it is endorsed by the international football governing body.
Kalati said this is the second time that Phafane serves in FIFA executive committee after a previous stint in the body’s Legal and Compliance Division which provides all legal advices to various FIFA divisions and internal bodies as well as committees.
The FIFA legal unit is also responsible for the whole of FIFA’s legal portfolio in cases before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) or ordinary courts. The division aims to contribute towards FIFA’s new vision to promote the game of football, protect its integrity and bring the game to all.
According to article 51 paragraph 7 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, the FIFA secretariat publishes decisions issued by the FIFA judicial bodies. Where such a decision contains confidential information, FIFA may decide, ex-officio or at the request of a party, to publish an anonymized or a redacted version.
FIFA publishes all decisions rendered with grounds by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
Decisions without grounds are published in a separate and combined document produced by the FIFA Secretariat and new decisions of the committee are uploaded every four months with the latest update being on February 1.
Pursuant to article 52 paragraph 2 of the FIFA Statutes, the Disciplinary Committee consists of a chairperson, a deputy chairperson and a specific number of other members. The chairperson and deputy chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee must be qualified to practise law and decisions of the Disciplinary Committee are final and can be challenged before the FIFA Appeal Committee or CAS, subject to the provisions of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.
KC Phafane who started his football administration career at Bantu FC in the early 80s worked as the club Secretary General from 1987 until 1994 when he became LeFA Secretary General, a position he held until 2002.
Between 2002 and 2004, he served as LeFA Vice President before he became the President in 2005 to date.
He also serves as the association’s legal advisor, a position he has held since 1993.