Former Bafana Coach Shakes Mashaba Calls for Change in Football As Danny Jordaan Wins SAFA Presidency

Former Bafana Coach Shakes Mashaba Calls for Change in Football As Danny Jordaan Wins SAFA Presidency

  • Shakes Mashaba called for a change in football after Danny Jordaan was re-elected as SAFA president
  • Danny Jordaan beat Ria Ledwaba and Solly Mohlabeng to secure a third term as the president of SAFA
  • Former Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba said that football was run by crooks after Danny Jordaan secured re-election

Not everyone is happy about Danny Jordaan’s re-election as president of the South African Football Association.

Jordaan won today’s election by a landslide margin, beating Ria Ledwaba and Solly Mohlabeng to the top post.

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Shakes Mashaba has weighed in on Danny Jordaan's re-election as SAFA President and called for a change in football. Image: Lee Warren/ Stephane de Sakutin
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Former Bafana coach, Shakes Mashaba, is not thrilled about the result and has called for a change in football, News24 reported.

Mashaba was outside the Sandton Convention Centre, where the election was being held and spoke to football fans ad protesters who were gathered there.

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At one stage Mashaba tried to gain access to the room so that he could speak but was promptly removed. Back outside, he told the crowds that he commented that they were not there to fight, because there was only one thing they want; change in football.

Newzroom Afrika soon shared a video on their Twitter channel of Mashaba’s speech.

He also touched on Hugo Broos’ comments about the current state of football in South Africa and said that he was disappointed when the current Bafana coach apologised.

Mashaba concluded his speech by adding that “football is run by crooks,” a statement that got the approval of all in attendance outside the convention centre.

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Jordaan beat out Ria Ledwaba and Solly Mohlabeng to the top prize at SAFA’s national elective congress today at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

Jordaan has been SAFA president since 2013 but his reign has been marred by numerous controversies.

South African Football Association regional leaders receive death threats ahead of the national elective congress

The race for the South African Football Association Presidency has seen its fair share of drama but the matter has escalated to a whole new level new.

Current President Danny Jordaan, Vice President Ria Ledwaba and SAFA Tshwane regional Chairperson Solly Mohlabeng are all contesting the presidency.

Some of SAFA’s regional leaders, who will vote for the new president, have now claimed that they have been receiving death threats.

Source: Sports Brief News