Jordaan in FIFA funds warning

2012-05-31 10:31

Johannesburg - Danny Jordaan warned on Wednesday that anyone found to be using FIFA's Soccer World Cup money for personal gain would be prosecuted, reports the Sowetan.

The warning went out ahead of Friday's opening of applications for a share of the 2010 World Cup legacy trust, which amounts to R450m in total.

Jordaan, who is a vice-president of the South African Football Association and a trustee, said the money would immediately be withdrawn if it was not used for its intended purposes.

"The legacy would be used to address critical gaps in football development in all provinces," said Jordaan.

Only public organisations will be eligible for funding and the trust will subsidise projects for institutions that include SAFA, SAFA regions, SAFA local football associations, schools and universities, and NGOs that use football as a vehicle for community development.


  • zaakiro - 2012-05-31 11:08

    Let's all pray and hope the money goes towards football development in all sectors of society and not used squandered..... Football development on the other hand shouldn't be just building a field in the townships, there should be some sort of coaching structure built, and also some form of sustainability towards these developments. Using this money to empower small teams/association that could at some stage stand on it's own, and produce young talent that is so required. The goal of any development should be to create individuals who are able to be independent at some stage but leave with certain skills. So where ever the funds are to be used, let's not just splash it to show SAFA is doing something.... A a few school with football as the main priority could be the best idea, promoting the sport with the best possible facilities and ensuring these youngsters get a proper education.

  • Squeegee - 2012-05-31 11:26


  • passop.virmyma - 2012-05-31 11:39

    Let's address "critical gaps in football development" while millions go starving and without homes. Eish!

  • Richard - 2012-05-31 13:39

    Yes prosecuted, and then charges set aside or given amnesty. Or the classic, "lost docket" defense. So go ahead, spend the money for those new cars, houses, etc and throw in a football and a photo op at the local township sandy field. Sorry if I am synical, but why should I be anything change under this same old corrupt and unapposed government.....

  • Helmut - 2012-05-31 17:19

    This is a warning, he think's it his bonus

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