FIFA appointment for Sexwale

2012-02-07 16:09

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.


  • Raymond - 2012-02-07 17:31

    As long as there is no salary involved (except economy class air fares and hotels expenses) then good luck to Tokyo Sexwale. It is a feather in South Africa's cap that he is doing this for the love of sport and not for any financial remuneration! Tokyo probably doesn't need the money anyway.

  • Jay - 2012-02-07 17:33

    This guy should set his priorities straight. SA needs its cabinet to do the job entrusted to them. Instead he accepts a fancy titled window dressing position at a corrupt and inept FIFA. shows who your buddies are. This gesture from FIFA should have gone to a Soccer Admin person who knows the sport and codes related. Tokyo Sexwale instead of Danny Jordaan? I rest my case.

  • Lehlohonolo Ncongwane - 2012-02-07 18:40

    it goes to show FIFA doesn't trust our SAFA administrators but instead they appoint Cabinet Ministers.

  • mastersvoice - 2012-02-07 20:17

    As long as they do not expect him to be an honest, above-board member, he will be perfect for the job...

  • Sam - 2012-02-07 22:13

    thats where he belongs chain of mafios

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