Danny Jordaan new SAFA President
FORMER SAFA Vice-President and 2010 FIFA World Cup CEO, Dr Danny Jordaan is the new
SAFA President after winning the race for the top seat over fellow contender Mandla
It was an overwhelming majority victory for Dr Jordaan who polled 162 votes to
The elections were conducted by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and were
also monitored by members from FIFA and continental soccer body, CAF and SASCOC.
Once the results were announced, the Congress venue burst into song and dance,
celebrating the 62-year old’s ascendancy to one of the country’s most demanding
Jordaan takes over from Kirsten Nematandani who did not contest the race.
Dr Jordaan, who sought the mandate on the promise to improve Bafana Bafana’s overall
performance, youth development, strengthening women football as well as
strengthening the Association’s financial standing, said he was excited and was
looking forward to deliver on his mandate.
The Vice-Presidents positions went to Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana who garnered 197 votes,
Lucas Nhlapo (173) and Elvis Shishana who got 167 votes. The other Vice-President of
the Association is Premier Soccer League chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza.
Mazibuko magnanimously withdrew his candidature for the Vice-President’s position
while former NEC member, Alpha Mchunu (95) and Victor Ramathesele (76) did not
garner enough votes.
The 10 National List members of the National Executive Committee are, Mr Gladwin
White, Mr Kwenzakwakhe Ngwenya, Ms Nomsa Mahlangu, Mr Poobalan Govindasamy, Mr
Xolile Nkompela, Mr Truman Prince, Ms Ria Ledwaba, Mr Aubrey Baartman, Advocate
Norman Arendse and Ms Anastasia Tsichlas.
The Members of the Provincial List are: Abel Rakoma and Jack Maluleka (Limpopo),
Anthony Reeves and William Mooka (Gauteng), David ‘Brains’ Zulu and Gay Mokoena
(Mpumalanga), Mzwandile Maforvane and Michael Mogorosi (Free State), Monde Montshiwa
and Paseka Nkone (North West), Velaphi Kubeka and Simphiwe Xaba (Kwazulu-Natal),
Gerald Don and Mlungisi Bushwana (Western Cape), Mzimkhulu Ndlelo and Mzimkhulu Fina
(Eastern Cape) and David Bantu and Peter Mantshonyane (Northern Cape).
The Association welcomes the new National Executive Committee and plans to convene a
meeting within the next two weeks to begin the hard work of building the future of
South African football.