SAFA President To Contest For FIFA Council Executive Seat


BuzzSouthAfrica has confirmed that SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan will be contesting for the FIFA Council Executive seat in the Open Category.

From our gathering, the Open Category has three vacancies and one, is designated for a female candidate.

Already, the Council Of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) has endorsed candidates for CAF and FIFA positions which will be determined at the forthcoming CAF Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian on 13 March.

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Kabele Camara of Guinea and Chabur Goc of South Sudan are the other contenders in the category Jordaan is vying for. Also, Lydia Nsekera of Burundi will contend for the female position.

Reporting this, SAFA related that Africa has 7 representatives on the FIFA Council with the President of CAF being an automatic Vice-President of the world governing football body.

“There is a seat that is solely reserved for a female candidate and a representative each from the following language Groups; English, French and combined Arab/Portuguese/Spanish.

“The three remaining seats will come from the Open Category, one for the female spot and two for Open contest. It is for one of these two Open contest posts that Dr Jordaan will be vying for. The duration of the incoming candidates run from 2017 – 2021,” stated SAFA

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Meanwhile, SAFA has highlighted the qualification and qualities desired for the next Bafana Bafana coach. Some of the qualities listed includes:

  1. Excellent understanding of the South African playing philosophy
  2. International Coaching Experience, especially African competition with a minimum of 5 and 10 years
  3. Good track record
  4. Must possess vision and passion for football development
  5. Minimum of Professional coaching license or equivalent qualification
  6. Good player management skills
  7. Good planning skills
  8. Bound by the Statutes of SAFA, awareness, understanding and respect for SAFA structures and policies
  9. Excellent technical, medical and scientific skills
  10. Willingness to embrace and use of technology and
  11. Excellent communication.