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safpuTimesLIVE reports that the general secretary of the SA Football Players' Union (Safpu), Nhlanhla Shabalala, says they were not surprised by the resignation of the organisation’s president Thulaganyo Gaoshubelwe.

But, his resignation on Monday came as a shock for many people outside Safpu. “We confirm we have received the resignation letter of the president effective immediately and this means he has taken a decision to relieve himself from his duties. This has been long coming because in the not-so-distant past we have had discussions and the president expressed his desire to pursue other endeavours as there were other opportunities for him. He has served selflessly; he dedicated his time and expertise but also led from the front and showed the passion he had for the players and football in South Africa.” said Shabalala. He added that the union would continue to work hard in the service of players and in defending their rights. Gaoshubelwe urged Safpu's remaining leaders to continue fighting for the rights of players.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Mahlatse Mphahlele at TimesLIVE

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