Danny Jordaan Wins 3rd Term As South African Football Association President With Landslide Victory

Danny Jordaan Wins 3rd Term As South African Football Association President With Landslide Victory

  • Danny Jordaan will continue to head up the South African Football Association after winning the presidency
  • SAFA President Danny Jordaan beat Ria Ledwaba and Solly Mohlabeng to secure the presidency for a third term
  • Former Bafana coach, Shakes Mashaba demanded to speak before the elections but was removed from the room

Daniel Alexander “Danny” Jordaan will serve as the president of the South African Football Association for a third term.

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.

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Danny Jordaan has won a third term as president of the South African Football Association with a landslide victory. Image: Laurence Griffiths
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SAFA confirmed that Jordaan has won by a landslide margin.

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

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The elections were also marred this year, as three separate court applications, seeking to have it postponed, were dismissed. Some SAFA regional leaders also received death threats prior to the elections.

The elections themselves took place while approximately 50 of Ledwaba’s supporters picketed outside, Times LIVE reported.

The publication also stated that former Bafana coach, Shakes Mashaba, was removed from the room after he illegally entered and demanded to speak.

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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.

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Lucas Radebe has given his opinion on the state of the South African Football Association amid an intense race for the presidency of the organisation.

The former Bafana Bafana defender and captain has called for a change in the leadership of SAFA so that the troubled organisation can right itself again.

Incumbent president Danny Jordaan is being challenged by his deputy in the form of Ria Ledwaba, with the showdown set for the next elective congress.

Source: Sports Brief News