The SAFA presidential elections were held in Kyalami Estates north of Johannesburg on the afternoon of 28 September at Helderfontein Estate in Midrand on Saturday where Port Elizabeth’s Danny Jordaan was elected as the new South African Football Association (SAFA) president at the organisation’s elective congress.
62 year old Jordaan beat Mandla “Shoes” Mazibuko to the top spot and would replace outgoing president Kirsten Nematandani.
Jordaan garnered 162 votes to the 88 Mazibuko received from the 52 regions.
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).
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