Danny Jordaan unperturbed by ‘disgruntled’ non-voters!

Safa president, Danny Jordaan, says his focus is on Saturday’s elections.Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images
Safa president, Danny Jordaan, says his focus is on Saturday’s elections.Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

SAFA president Danny Jordaan is unperturbed by all the criticism levelled against him by ex-players and administrators who are calling for change.

He says he was voted into office by the regions to run for his third term and is not self-imposing.

Jordaan indicated that the spirit at the weekend’s extraordinary congress was good, “and the regions are strongly focused, they want to go to the elections to exercise their democratic right. We are very happy”.

“Those people (who criticise me) are not voters... it is the regions who vote,” Jordaan told SunSport yesterday.

“It is a group of disgruntled people, and what can you do as a campaigner? You must ask those who have the right to vote, not those who have no say in the elections.”

On top of the regions, the Safa national executive committee (NEC) will also vote, as well as associate members.

“The next stop is the Safa elections,” added Jordaan after Saturday’s extraordinary congress.

“Only the democratic debate should be encouraged, and we should engage because we are not all in the same frame of mind.

“So, it was a good engagement. But in the end, all our decisions were taken on a unanimous basis.”

The Safa presidential elective congress, which is set for the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday, will pit the trio of Jordaan, Ria Ledwaba and Solly Mohlabeng against each other for the Safa presidency.

This is where the new national executive committee and provincial representatives will be elected.

The run-up to Saturday has been hectic, with Ria Ledwaba trying to stop the elections from taking place through courts of law. However, her actions were thrown out of court.

She further reported Safa to Fifa and Caf for intervention citing that football rules have been breached and voicing out her displeasure over changes made on the 26 March ordinary congress.

She said Jordaan flouted Safa statutes while seeking a third term. Meanwhile, it was agreed members would stay for two terms.

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