2010 WC Chief Jordaan Loses Bid to Join FIFA ExCo

February 24, 2011

Danny Jordaan, the man praised with steering the highly successful organisation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, has seen his efforts seemingly fall short from the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF), having lost out in his bid to join the executive committee of world football’s governing body, FIFA.

With two new delegates to join FIFA’s ruling panel, Jordaan came fourth out of five candidates, with Mohamed Raouraoua and Jacques Anouma securing the two places. The former will replace Amos Adamu, who FIFA suspended in the build-up to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests.

Jordaan received just 10 votes from the 53 federations that make up the CAF at the confederation’s 33rd ordinary general assembly.

Raouraoua, from Algeria, won the election with 39 votes, while Anouma, from the Ivory Coast, picked up 35 votes. Suketu Patel (Seychelles) came third with 12 votes, followed by Jordaan and then Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima (Nigeria) with five votes.