South African Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan has pulled out of the upcoming CAF elections for Africa’s representatives for the FIFA council that are set to take place at the CAF congress.
CAF revealed the withdrawal of Jordan as well Kalusha Bwalya for the upcoming key elections.South Sudan’s Chabur Goc Alei has also withdrawn.
Part of a letter from CAF read:
Following the communication sent by FIFA yesterday March 6 2017 please note that the FIFA governance committee in conformity with article 27.5d of the governance regulation and following the eligibility checks conducted, confirm the eligibility of the following candidates.
Its the second time in recent months that Jordaan has decided to pull out of an election , the SA boss pulled out of the Cosafa presidential elections at the last minute.
Jordaan was contesting in open category and his withdrawal means Guinea’s Almamy Kabele Camara ,Egypt HaniRida and Kyida Nsekera will be elected unopposed.
Africa has seven Fifa Council places and next week’s Caf ‘s elections will determine who takes those seats
One place is reserved for the winner of the Caf presidential election and another for a female candidate.
The elections will also see Madagascar president Ahamad take on long serving FIFA president Issay Hayatou.