7 March 2018 – President of the South African Football Association (SAFA) Dr Danny Jordaan has expressed his condolences on the passing on of Costakis Koutsokoumnis, President of the Cyprus Football Association.

Koutsokoumnis died on Monday, 5 March 2018 after losing battle with cancer. He was 61.

Koutsokoumnis has been a member of the FIFA Council since 2017, and also President of the CFA from 2001.

Some of his most significant achievements included bringing the Association in line with UEFA’s financial criteria, streamlining judicial bodies, and helping clubs with their bottom line through proceeds from television broadcast rights. He also unified football on the island by bringing the rural league within the Association’s fold.

“Football has lost a great administrator, a giant in the game. He was a good friend of the South African Football Association (SAFA). His experience in the game will be sorely missed, having led his FA for such a long time. May his family, friends, colleagues and the football fraternity find strength during these difficult times,” said Dr Jordaan from Morocco where he is attending the Symposium on Women’s Football.

Banyana Banyana are currently in Cyprus, to participate in the annual Cyprus Women’s Cup which comes to an end today (Wednesday, 7 March 2018).

The South Africans have been in the country since Saturday, 24 February 2018. They played three matches against Slovakia, Hungary and Korea DPR, and finished second in Group C.

Banyana Banyana will today play their final match in the tournament when they take on Belgium in the 5th/6th place play-off at 15h00.