Jordaan elected to CAF Committee

The main purpose of the meeting was to elect the CAF president, where Issa Hayatou saw his 29-year reign come to an end as Madagascar's Ahmad Ahmad garnered 34 votes to Hayatou's 20 votes.

However, also on the agenda for the day was the voting in of new CAF Executive Committee members, where veteran of the South African game Jordaan was inlisted by African football's governing body.

A post from SAFA's official Twitter account read:

Jordaan will serve for four years as one of the southern African members, and can now be considered as a potential future candidate for the leadership of CAF after receiving 35 votes to win the poll of three who were chasing two southern African places in the 15-man exco.

Rui Almeida da Costa of Angola was also elected with 25 votes‚ one more than Frans Mbidi of Namibia while Suketu Patel of the Seychelles pulled out before the vote.

“After a long time‚” said a smiling Jordaan as he was congratulated by fellow South Africans Irvin Khoza‚ Raymond Hack and Molefi Oliphant after the vote.

When the Congress came back after the break‚ there were more sweeping changes as the executive committee elections saw six members voted from power.

It was another clear repudiation of the Hayatou era as veteran officials had their careers dramatically ended by a fiery Congress.

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