Jordaan to serve on CAF group

Danny Jordaan (Gallo Images)
Danny Jordaan (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - South African Football Association (SAFA) president Dr Danny Jordaan will serve on a working group that will re-negotiate the current contract between Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the company that holds the broadcast rights Sport 5.

According to the safa website, the current contract that started from 2008 is due to expire in 2016 and CAF has set in motion the process of re-negotiating the deal.

The next cycle will run from 2017 to 2024.

Dr Jordaan, who also serves as special advisor to CAF President Issa Hayatou, was selected to serve on a seven-man group which also comprise fellow South African and former SAFA CEO Raymond Hack, the Chairman of the CAF Disciplinary Board.

Other members of the group are Suketu Patel (CAF 1st vice-president and chairperson of the finance committee), Leodegar Tenga (CAF chairperson of the marketing committee), Hani Abo Rida (FIFA executive committee member and CAF marketing consultant), Hicham El Amrani (CAF secretary general) and Amr Shaheen (CAF marketing & TV division director).

According to CAF general secretary Hicham El Amrani, the group will have the mandate to design the best possible strategy for the contract renewal to be submitted to the CAF executive committee for approval and implementation.

Dr Jordaan said he was honoured and happy to serve on a group that will make recommendations to CAF on a deal that will have far reaching benefits to African football.

The group will have its first meeting on September 13 in Addis Ababa.

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