SAFA's Danny Jordaan to Meet With Infantino to Discuss Club World Cup

SAFA's Danny Jordaan to Meet With Infantino to Discuss Club World Cup

  • Danny Jordaan, the president of SAFA is interested in bringing the FIFA Club World Cup to South Africa in December
  • The competition is between South Africa and Saudi Arabia, who have also expressed their interest in hosting
  • Japan withdrew from hosting the tournament because of Covid-19 concerns after the Olympics and Paralympics

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly News on your News Feed!

Tebogo Motlanthe, the South African Football Association (SAFA) CEO says that the country is interested in hosting the next Club World Cup which is expected to happen in December.

Just last week, FIFA said that Japan would no longer be hosting the tournament because of Covid-19 concerns after hosting the Summer Olympics and Paralympics recently.

SAFA, Danny Jordaan, Club World Cup, FIFA
Danny Jordaan wants to bring the FIFA Club World Cup to South Africa. Image: Lefty Shivambu - FIFA/FIFA
Source: Getty Images

Motlanthe told TimesLIVE on Tuesday that SAFA President Danny Jordaan will travel to Ethiopia to meet with FIFA officials about hosting the tournament.

Read also

AmaZulu's slow start to the DStv Premiership campaign worryingly continues

"The president [Danny Jordaan] is going to Ethiopia to meet Fifa secretary [Fatma Samoura] and Fifa president [Gianni Infantino]," said Motlanthe.

PAY ATTENTION: Never miss breaking news – join Briefly News' Telegram channel!

According to KickOff, the 70-year-old would meet with government officials in order to get government consent and develop a suitable offer to host the event.

South Africa, which notably hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup and has the necessary infrastructure to host a tournament of this scale, will face competition from Saudi Arabia, which has also expressed interest.

If Jordaan is successful in getting the Club World Cup to Mzansi, Mamelodi Sundowns, the reigning DStv Premiership champions, will face Auckland City of New Zealand in the first round.

Chelsea and Al Ahly, winners of the CAF Champions League, have already booked their tickets, while the CONMEBOL, AFC, and CONCACAF champions will be chosen later this year.

Read also

CAF president Patrice Motsepe urges open discussions on World Cup every 2 years

Benni McCarthy's AmaZulu off to a slow start in the league

In other soccer news, Briefly News reported that after huffing and puffing to another goalless draw against SuperSport United in a DStv Premiership match in Durban on Tuesday night, AmaZulu are still without a win this season.

After their incredible run to second place last season, a lot is expected of the Durban side this season. However, their start has been concerning, and its fans are beginning to raise suspicions about the campaign's lacklustre start.

Usuthu, as the host team is nicknamed, got off to a better start than their opponents but were unable to make much progress upfront. Despite the hosts' unique entrances into the Matsatsantsa box, the hosts' prospects were slim according to The Citizen.

Source: Briefly.co.za

Online view pixel