FIFA appointment for Sexwale

2012-02-07 16:09
Tokyo Sexwale (File)
Johannesburg - World football's governing body (FIFA) has appointed Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale to its media committee, his department said on Tuesday.

The committee - chaired by Algerian Mohamed Raouraoua - deals with working conditions of the media at FIFA events, said spokesperson Isaac Skhosana.

It was also responsible for maintaining relationships with the international media.

"Sexwale... says he is humbled by the appointment, which should be seen as a continued recognition of South Africa's successful hosting of the 2010 World Cup," Skhosana said.

Sexwale was a member of the World Cup organising committee and FIFA fair play and development committee.

In his new role he would participate in the "show racism the red card" campaign, led by FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Sexwale was returning from an expedition to Antarctica with figures, such as former US vice president Al Gore and Virgin founder Richard Branson.

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke congratulated Sexwale on his appointment in a letter and wished him "success and enjoyment", Skhosana said.

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