Jordaan confirms FIFA committee interest

November 8, 2010

South Africa’s World Cup organiser Danny Jordaan has put himself forward for a seat on FIFA’s executive committee.

Jordaan confirmed he will stand in an election for a place on football’s highest body at the African Football Confederation conference in Sudan in February.

The former LOC chief executive pointed out key organisers from recent World Cups have been voted onto the commitee, but maintained he is not overconfident despite the success of Africa’s first tournament.

“Elections are a strange thing … we shall see,” Jordaan told AP.

“The World Cup profile is a big help,” he said. “It is important for me that Africa feels I can make a contribution.”

Two of the four African places on the executive committee, including the one held by suspended Nigerian official Amos Adamu, are up for re-election next year.

Nominations for the posts close on November 23 – three months before the election at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) congress in Khartoum, Sudan.

Jordaan, who is targeting a place on the Fifa executive committee as well as the CAF executive, is the first to make his candidacy public.