FIFA President Gianni Infantino is expected in South Africa during the body’s summit meeting from February 21 to 23 and the South African Football Players Union (SAFPU) seeks to use this as the perfect opportunity to picket outside the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, their subject being the treatment of Kenyan midfielder Clifton Miheso who was forced at gunpoint to sign a termination letter at Golden Arrows last month.
In a letter sent to newsrooms, SAFPU says the picketing will commence at 0730hrs on Tuesday 21 February, protesting over Golden Arrows' failure to address the issue after the body asked the club to do so.
The body is expected to hand a letter to FIFA where they are requesting for better treatment of players.
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SAFPU Full Statement
1. SAFPU will be picketing: Time – 07H30
Date – 21 February 2017
Place – Sandton Convention Centre
'2. This is after our genuine calls to the authority of football to investigate the incident at Golden Arrows where Clifton Miheso was allegedly forced to sign termination of contract at gunpoint, were never taken serious.
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'3. Amongst other things we will be DEMANDING the following:
(b) #RESPECT4CONTRACTUAL STABILITY
(c) #FOOTBALLERS RIGHTS TO CHOOSE
'4. Possible handover of letter of demand to the FIFA President
'5. Members of the community can join us as we seek justice and better treatment for our players, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.'
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