Jordaan cleared to vie for CAF vacant seat on FIFA Council

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March 03. 2014. Danny Jordaan SAFA President during the press conference at Johannesburg. Pic Veli Nhlapo / Sowetan.
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South African official Danny Jordaan has been cleared to stand for election into the vacant CAF seat on the FIFA Council.

According to a statement from CAF, Jordaan is one of five persons to vie for the vacant position into the world football governing body’s ruling council.

Despite being allegedly linked with bribery as it concerns South Africa winning the bid to play hosts to the World Cup in 2010, Jordaan has been cleared after an ethics inquest but now faces challenges from four other contestants.

CAF also confirmed Seychelles Football Association president Elvis Chetty, Malawi FA boss Walter Nyamilandu, Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa and former Tanzania Football Association boss Leodgar Tenga in the running for the vacant seat at FIFA.

The CAF seat for English-speaking representative became vacant at the FIFA Council this year after former Ghana Football Association boss Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned following corruption allegation levelled against him in his country.

This is however the third attempt by 67-year-old Jordaan to seek election into the FIFA Council. It is understood that Jordaan will enjoy the support of COSAFA when the CAF congress holds in Egypt on September 30.

Jordaan is currently the president of the South African Football Association after he was re-elected in May.

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