SAFA president Danny Jordaan has been rewarded with an advisory position by CAF president Patrice Motsepe.
Jordaan has come under much scrutiny following Bafana Bafana's failure to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, with supporters wanting him to step down as SAFA boss.
The Association CEO Tebogo Motlanthe and NEC member Jack Maluleka were mandated to hold a press conference, in which the sacking of coach Molefi Ntseki was announced on Wednesday.
Jordaan's absence drew stark criticism as it was seen as a lack of accountability by the association's head and it has now emerged that he has been roped in by Motsepe, who was elected unopposed as CAF president last month.
"The Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Dr Patrice Motsepe has appointed SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan as Advisor to the President in charge of Sport and Marketing," read a statement posted on SAFA's website.
Motsepe, who succeeded Malagasy adminstrator Ahmad Ahmad, currently has five vice presidents and two advisors – Jacques Anouma, who is a "Senior Special Advisor", and Jordaan.