Danny the Dodger absent at another FIFA meeting
12 May 2016
The DA has established that Danny Jordaan will once again miss an important FIFA gathering, the 66th FIFA Congress which kicks off in Mexico City today.
This will be the third FIFA meeting Jordaan has missed since the US attorney-general identified two South Africans as co-conspirators in the 2010 World Cup bribery allegations.
Danny Jordaan has already told BBC World Football and New Africa journalist, Osasu Obayiywana, that he is “very unlikely” to attend the FIFA congress, in Mexico City, which takes place on 12 and 13 May.
Obiyaywana also said that responding to the allegations made about an alleged $10m bribe to Jack Warner would be “a distraction at this time” and that he had been asked by the ANC to concentrate on the August mayoral elections.
It is now clear that Jordaan has conveniently abandoned many of his FIFA-related international commitments as SAFA President. It is time for the rest of the leadership of SAFA to initiate a motion of no confidence against Jordaan since he no longer has time to fulfill his obligations.
He must stop using his mayoral obligations as an excuse for his no shows at FIFA meetings and to neglect his SAFA duties.
Issued by Solly Malatsi, DA Shadow Minister of Sports and Recreation, 12 May 2016