SAFA bosses to skip media conference

2015-06-03 12:08
Danny Jordaan (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - South African Football Association officials will no longer be appearing at a scheduled Wednesday press conference to address allegations around a possible bribe paid during the 2010 World Cup bidding process.

Media invited to a mid-day conference in Johannesburg to be addressed by sports minister Fikile Mbalula and members of the 2010 World Cup local organising committee have been told only the minister will be speaking to the press.

It means that organising committee chairperson Irvin Khoza and high profile chief executive officer Danny Jordaan will not address allegations that the South African bid team agreed a $10 million inducement to former FIFA vice president Jack Warner and other CONCACAF members in return for their votes.

Mbalula has already held a press conference in the last days to deny any wrongdoing on the part of the South African government.

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