Danny Jordaan appointed CAF president adviser

2013-07-24 16:14

SA Football Association (Safa) vice-president and 2010 Fifa World Cup local organising committee chief executive Danny Jordaan has been appointed as adviser to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Issa Hayatou.

Safa confirmed today that CAF general secretary Hicham El Amrani had delivered the news to Jordaan, stating in a letter that Jordaan was appointed owing to his tremendous contribution to African football.

“We wish you all the success in your future activities within CAF and the CAF president looks forward to conducting a very constructive and successful collaboration with yourself,” the continental body said in the letter.

Jordaan had played a vital role in the bidding process for the 2006 World Cup, which South Africa narrowly lost to Germany, and the successful bid for the 2010 showpiece.

“I am humbled by this great honour of being an adviser to the CAF president,” said Jordaan.

“It is more pleasing because I am now serving both CAF and Fifa in the same capacity.

“I want to contribute positively in making sure that our CAF president, Issa Hayatou, leaves a lasting legacy, especially on international football.”

Jordaan previously served as CEO of Safa between 1997 and 2001, and was the CEO of the 2006 World Cup bid from 1998 to 2000.

He was also a member of the Fifa marketing and television board between 1998 and 2003.

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