15 December 2017 – SAFA’s coastal block, representing five provinces, on Friday, 15 December 2017 announced that it had endorsed current president Danny Jordaan for re-election.
At a meeting in East London on Thursday, 31 of the 33 regions that make up the coastal block of SAFA endorsed Jordaan as their only candidate to contest the elections.
SAFA has 52 regions nationally who each will vote for their choice of president to lead the organisation at its Extraordinary Congress that takes place in Johannesburg on 24 March 2018.
The 2017 Ordinary Congress of the Association decided on 3 December 2017 to rescind the mandate of the 2015 Ordinary Congress that extended the term of the then National Executive Committee (now the SAFA Council) until after the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Dr Jordaan was on Thursday endorsed by the following provinces:
Eastern Cape: All eight regions KwaZulu-Natal: All eleven regions Northern Cape: All five regions Western Cape: Four of six regions Mpumalanga.
Associate member Futsal, which was also represented at the meeting also endorsed Jordaan.
SAFA Eastern Cape president Mxolisi Sibam said: “We agreed unanimously on the matter of Dr Jordaan. As a block, we will now engage the other provinces to reach consensus. We will also discuss our candidates for representation of the National Executive Council.”
“We feel that SAFA has excellent corporate governance structures in place and that it is moving forward as an organisation. We want to see this progress continue over the next four years.”
In term of process, the SAFA Chief Executive Officer must distribute nominations 60 days prior to the Elective Congress. Nominations must be received from members no later than 30 days before the Extraordinary Congress and the final list of candidates must be circulated to members at least 14 days after receipt of the list from the auditors.