Jordaan misses out on Fifa seat

Danny Jordaan not on Fifa executive committee

Posted: 23 February 2011 Time: 01:45 pm

Danny Jordaan, feted last year for organising a successful World Cup, was handed a humiliating defeat on Wednesday in his bid for a place on the FIFA executive committee.

Jordaan was hoping to follow in the footsteps of Michel Platini and Franz Beckenbauer, former World Cup organisers who have moved to the top seats in football politics, but garnered less than 10 percent of the vote at the Confederation of African Football’s congress in Sudan.

Mohamed Raouraoua of Algeria finished first in a hotly contested race for a place on the all-powerful cabinet of world football with 39 votes and becomes the newest member of the 24-man FIFA committee.

The president of the Algerian Football Federation received 39 votes while Jacques Anouma of the Ivory Coast retained his seat with 35 votes, earning another four-year term.

The pair solidly beat the other candidates in a six-man race for the two of Africa’s four places in the all-powerful cabinet of world football’s governing body.

The vote flew in the face of the widespread praise Jordaan received for his organising of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, including even just minutes before the vote from CAF president Issa Hayatou in his address to the congress.

But without support from Hayatou and FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who also traveled to Khartoum for the congress, Jordaan was left floundering and even a tactical move to withdraw from a separate bid to get onto the CAF executive committee failed to win him the necessary support.

Jordaan received just 10 votes. Each of CAF’s 53 member countries voted twice, which meant he garnered less than 10 percent of the vote.

He finished behind Suketu Patel of the Seychelles, who received 12 votes but ahead of Nigerian Ibrahim Galadima, who received just five. Kalusha Bwalya of Zambia withdrew from the race in a tactical move that saw him voted instead onto the CAF executive committee, which runs the African game.

The 64-year-old Raouraoua has had two separate terms at the head of Algerian football and has also revived a regional body for North Africa.

Article by: Mzansi Football

Previous comments on this story...

DiskiDance
posted: 02:03 pm
this is what happens when you kiss Asses at FIFA but forget that ure bread is buttered at CAF, and when u don't show ubuntu to Egypt when they request an extention meanwhile the CAF headqauters are in Cairo.
Anonymous
posted: 02:16 pm
you can say tht again muzi
Anonymous
posted: 02:25 pm
Comeback and take your place from kirsten. safa is not a ref's committee and fifa is not the loc. did you think you were up against khoza?
The Ghost
posted: 02:29 pm
He should have waited for Hayatou to step down or voted out of office - there is still a lot of resentment out there in Africa. This was evident in the way Africa voted for the 2010 host. Hayatou always resented the fact that South Africa changed their stance at the last minute when they voted for Blatter at a time that Issa Hayatou wanted to run for the FIFA presidency. Jordaan did not lose because South Africa refused to have the game postponed in the final analysis CAF and FIFA make that decision.
Anonymous
posted: 02:33 pm
@DiskiDance what is the Egypt game got to do with the votes?
Come home and take you Safa Position.
phaks
posted: 03:05 pm
that is reality of african football,when you put personal interest firt rather than canvassing in our region.
AON
posted: 03:06 pm
This is a case of the chickens coming home to roost!! I am amazed at how short-sighted and individualistic Dr Jordan has become of late. Instead of mobilising the COSAFA region to have one candidate, he puts his name in the hat with about 6 other candidates!! That on its own signalled that Southern Africa is still a long way off from realising its dream of being in the CAF inner cycle. Other blocks and or regions were united behind one candidate; hence it was easy for the Algerian to win hands down. These things are planned. One does not go to an elective conference without a strong backing, and hope for miracles. This just shows how ignorant, self-centred, and misguided our football leaders are - especially in SA. By hosting the FIFA World Cup, Jordan expected to emulate the likes of Plattini and just walk into the Executive Committee. Poor thing still has a lot to learn about scheming and dealing in international football!!! The same entitlement mentality that is so typical and endemic of South Africans!!!!
Vum-Vum
posted: 03:07 pm
why he didnt use the same tactics he used against khoza when they voted Nematendani in safa, what goes around comes around baba.
Wonder
posted: 03:07 pm
Maybe, to quote that fool called Raymond Hack, this is a "blessing in disguise for SA football", Danny must come back and head SAFA.

As for CAF, well who cares about those fools, then can keep their Hayatou for all we care, S.A will always lead in infrastructure and human capacity, whether they like it or not.
Wonder
posted: 03:09 pm
Maybe a certain jealous colonel campaigned against Jordaan and bribed those corrupt CAF lumpens!
The Ghost
posted: 03:10 pm
AON is spot on.
AON
posted: 03:12 pm
Ja @wonder, SA will keep their superior infrastructure and what ever and still have ZERO to show for it on the international stage!!!
Wonder
posted: 03:13 pm
AON: 2011-02-23 15:06

What does COSAFA know wena parasite? who the hell do you think you are calling us names? Nxxxx!
AON
posted: 03:14 pm
Dankie @The Ghost!!!
AON
posted: 03:18 pm
@wonder, your lousy last comments just indicates how little you know and therefore understand of World Football!! COSAFA is a region that is affiliated to CAF, you moron!! For a candidate to be on the Executive Committe, he or she must be seconded from his or her region. COSAFA failed to show a united front, hence the almost 6 candidates they presented. How on earth did you or any one else for that matter, expect CAF not to see through the fragmantation that is in COSAFA?
Anonymous
posted: 03:21 pm
WRONG SKIN COLOUR!!! Ask Ishamel Bumjee!
soccerized
posted: 03:24 pm
there is this francophone and anglophone deep rooted politics in african and until the economically advantaged anglophone countries leave caf to form their own organisation, there will never be a head start. jordan of all personality could lose like that is hard to fanton and being a nigerian, will like to see football's own version of revolution since that crooked camerounian has long been there to the disrespect of all modern africans.
Anonymous
posted: 03:34 pm
Khoza is behind this.....hahahaha
Anonymous
posted: 03:36 pm
The poor nematendani wii now be removed from his seat. Now the world can see what he was up to.
Wonder
posted: 03:53 pm
AON: 2011-02-23 15:18

You talking cr@p as expected, candidates are forwarded by their association and not regions. if we were to believe your logic, then it will more proof that you talking nonsense because you blamed Danny alone and not Cosafa for the "6" candidates you spoke about.

All i know is that it was Danny and Kalusha from Cosafa before Kalusha withdrew his candidature, idiot!
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