Soccer

Jordaan loses FIFA vote

2011-02-23 14:06
Danny Jordaan (Gallo)

Khartoum - South African football official Danny Jordaan lost his bid to join FIFA's 24-man executive committee on Wednesday.

The Confederation of African Football said Jordaan, who led the 2010 World Cup organizing committee, came fourth of five candidates in a poll choosing two delegates to join FIFA's ruling panel.

Algerian federation president Mohamed Raouraoua won the election with 39 votes and Ivory Coast federation president Jacques Anouma was second with 35.

Jordaan received 10 votes from the 53 national members who make up CAF.

Jordaan was seeking to follow playing greats Michel Platini of France and Franz Beckenbauer of Germany, who organized successful World Cups then joined the inner circle of football's world governing body.

Raouraoua will replace disgraced Amos Adamu, who FIFA suspended for seeking bribes during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests. Adamu was ineligible.

The Algerian official will formally join FIFA's executive committee on June 1 at its congress in Zurich.

Anouma was re-elected to serve a second four-year term.

Africa sends four delegates to the FIFA ruling panel, but the seats of CAF president Issa Hayatou of Cameroon, and Hany Abo Rida of Egypt come up for election in 2013.

Jordaan gained global recognition for his work helping South Africa overcome doubters that it could stage a successful, safe and profitable World Cup.

However, he did not rise through the committee hierarchy of CAF like Raouraoua and Anouma.

Jordaan polled fewer votes than the 12 given to Suketu Patel of Seychelles, another member of the CAF executive committee. A fifth candidate, Ibrahim Galadima of Nigeria, received five votes.

The election during the CAF annual assembly was observed by FIFA President Sepp Blatter and the two men considered the strongest candidates to succeed him, UEFA president Platini and Mohamed Bin Hammam, the Qatari who leads the Asian Football Confederation.

Blatter is standing for election for a fourth four-year term on June 1.

Read more on:    fifa  |  caf  |  danny jordaan
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
11 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

6 life hacks you simply have to know

A few simple tricks can make your life so much easier!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose
It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
Vote

Is Louis van Gaal the right man to restore the glory days at United?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.