Johannesburg - Former 2010 Soccer World Cup local organising committee chief executive Dr Danny Jordaan has been appointed special advisor to Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Issa Hayatou.
According to the supersport.com website, the African football controlling body said in a letter that Jordaan was appointed “due to the continuous contribution he continues to make in African football.” Hayatou added that he was looking forward to conducting a constructive and successful collaboration with Jordaan.
Jordaan previously served as chief executive of the SA Football Association (SAFA) between 1997 and 2001. He was also the chief executive officer of the 2006 World Cup Bid from 1998 to 2000. He was also a member of the FIFA marketing and television board between 1998 and 2003.
Recently Jordaan has been serving as special advisor for the 2014 FIFA World Cup to be staged in Brazil. This appointment will come as no surprise to many given the knowledge and expertise of Dr Jordaan, who played a vital role in the bidding process for 2006 and the successful bid for the 2010 World Cup.
Jordaan led a delegation that presented South Africa's case for re-admission to the CAF delegation in Johannesburg as the acting president of SAFA prior to readmission in 1992.
He also travelled to Lusaka as part of a delegation to present a document on the creation of a single unified SA football body to the ANC in exile 1987.