Soccer

Jordaan up for top SAFA post

2010-11-22 11:10
Danny Jordaan (AFP)
Johannesburg - Local Organising Committee chief executive officer Danny Jordaan has been nominated unopposed as fourth vice president of the South African Football Association, reports the Sowetan.

He will be officially elected at SAFA's annual general meeting in Johannesburg on December 4. The SAFA membership will be in Johannesburg from December 3 to attend the SAFA Awards where the federation will honour various people for their contribution to the development of the beautiful game in South Africa.

Sowetan can reveal that Jordaan has already signed the acceptance form to become the third elected SAFA vice president after Mandla Mazibuko and Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana.

Irvin Khoza also serves as vice president by secondment as he is the chairperson of the Premier Soccer League.

The election of Jordaan as SAFA vice president will end speculation about the possibility that he might return to the federation as chief executive officer after wrapping-up his 2010 FIFA World Cup duties on December 31.

SAFA president Kirsten Nematandani was tasked by the management committee to check with Jordaan if he was willing to return to his position at SAFA House.

Nematandani was also given the responsibility of talking to incumbent SAFA chief executive Leslie Sedibe, who is reportedly leaving the federation to work for the SABC in the same capacity from January 1 2011.

Nematandani is still to give the management committee feedback on his discussions with Jordaan and Sedibe.

Jordaan is lobbying to be elected to serve on the Confederation of African Football and FIFA executive committees, which would automatically preclude him from a return to his position as a SAFA employee.

The issue of legibility led to Nematandani being elected SAFA president after the withdrawal of two candidates in Khoza and Jordaan in September last year.

SAFA decided to endorse Jordaan as their preferred candidate for the CAF executive position after asking incumbent Molefi Oliphant not to seek re-election.

In terms of the CAF rules and regulations, a candidate who wants to serve on its executive committee must carry the endorsement of the soccer federation in his native country.

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