GEORGE NEWS - The South African Sports Association for the Intellectually Impaired (Sasa-II) has no funds available for teams to compete in other countries.
Their executive committee is not in favour of self-funding by the athletes, and on top of this, Sasa-II has been suspended since last year September from the International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability (Inas)*.
Due to the suspension, World and Africa record holders with Down syndrome couldn't participate in the Global Games - a quadrennial global, international multi-sport event organised by Inas - in Brisbane, Australia, in October. With the current lack of funds they will also miss out on the Trisome Games in Turkey, in March next year.
Sasa-II President Ronnie Mohlabi sent his response this morning at 11:00, following earlier enquiries on the crisis the sport body is currently experiencing.
Herewith Mohlabi’s response verbatim:
“I regret late response. Sasa-II is not going to respond to your questions. Suffice to say all our member provinces resolved on all these matters and are in agreement. Just create us space to re-establish our activity plan for the benefit of all our athletes as a country. Thank you.”
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