Why does Danny Jordaan keep missing FIFA meetings? - Solly Malatsi

DA MP calls on the SAFA President to live up to his responsibilities and travel abroad

Danny Jordaan missing in action once again

26 February 2016

The DA is deeply concerned that Danny Jordaan is shunning his responsibilities as the president of the South African Football Association (SAFA). He is currently missing in action at another FIFA meeting, this time the FIFA elective congress in Zurich. 

His failure to represent SAFA at one of the most important congresses in the sport’s history raises serious questions in the wake of the FBI’s investigation into the FIFA bribery scandal. 

Mr Jordaan has now skipped two important successive FIFA meetings since the US Attorney General released the indictment identifying two South Africans as co-conspirators in the 2010 World Cup bribery allegations. This is a blatant dereliction of his position at SAFA. 

The DA is concerned that Mr Jordaan is trying to juggle his responsibilities as part-time mayor and part-time SAFA president, ultimately not succeeding in fulfilling his role as either one of these. We demand that he makes up his mind as to what he is, pick a position and focus on that.

Statement issued by Solly Malatsi MP, DA Shadow Minister of Sport, 26 February 2016