Danny Jordaan has retained his position as South African Football Association (SAFA) president, seeing off the challenges of candidates Ria Ledwaba and Solly Mohlabeng.
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The 70-year-old will now serve a third term as SAFA head after taking over nine years ago in 2013 from Kirsten Nematandani.
Lead-up to SAFA elections was mired in controversy
SAFA members headed to the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on Saturday for the association’s elective congress and were welcomed with large group of Ledwaba’s supporters singing outside the venue.
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Danny Jordaan received 186 votes, while Ledwaba, who will no longer be on the national executive committee (NEC), got 27 votes.
Mohlabeng received just eight votes.
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As reported by The South African website, the lead up to the elections was typically shambolic and mired in controversy.
SAFA confirmed that two of the delegates had received death threats.
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“Dr Danny Jordaan retained his seat as South African Football Association (SAFA) President when he won by overwhelming majority at the Elective Congress on Saturday. Dr Jordaan polled 186 votes, Ria Ledwaba 27 votes and Solly Mohlabeng 8 votes,” the association confirmed on Twitter.com/SAFA_net/status/1540647496392884225″ target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>Twitter.
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Breaking News: Dr Danny Jordaan retained his seat as South African Football Association (SAFA) President when he won by overwhelming majority at the Elective Congress on Saturday.Dr Jordaan polled 186 votes, Ria Ledwaba 27 votes and Solly Mohlabeng 8 votes
— SAFA.net (@SAFA_net) Twitter.com/SAFA_net/status/1540647496392884225?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 25, 2022