Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
3 minute read
26 Jan 2021
6:15 pm

OPINION: Is ASA president Aleck Skhosana under threat, or is a minority just making a noise?

Wesley Botton

With ASA members being given an opportunity to sign a petition to display their true feelings, the attempt to remove the president has received no traction at all.

Athletics South Africa president Aleck Skhosana (centre), former CEO Richard Stander (left) and road running chairman James Moloi. Picture: Gallo Images

Conflict between Athletics South Africa and its members is nothing new. But is the noise being made a true reflection of the majority point of view? Over the last couple of decades the sport has been locked in a rollercoaster ride, rocketing back and forth between the good and the bad. For every athlete who has produced a spectacular performance, there has been an administrator who has caused nothing but trouble. From boardroom battles to corruption, the picture behind the scenes hasn't been very pretty. While the media has managed to keep ASA on its toes by reporting on many...