Danny Jordaan remains in Safa top job after resounding re-election

Danny Jordaan remains in Safa top job after resounding re-election

- South African Football Association (Safa) President Dr Danny Jordaan has been re-elected by an enormous margin of over 95 percent

- Former referee Ace Ngcobo withdrew his candidature so Jordaan stood unopposed

- Jordaan received just two votes against him and one ballot was spoilt

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Former referee Ace Ngcobo was supposed to go up against South African Football Association (Safa) President Dr Danny Jordaan at the Safa elective congress in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Briefly.co.za learned that Ngcobo withdrew as a candidate, leaving Jordaan to stand unopposed.

According to Safa’s official Twitter account on Saturday, the soccer boss was “resoundingly re-elected SAFA President by a margin of 95.12%.”

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According to the results shared on the social media platform, Jordaan received 234 of 246 votes. Two votes were cast against his presidency and there was reportedly one spoilt vote.

Meanwhile Jordaan reportedly faced fresh allegations of sexual harassment after a prominent author opened a case against him last week. This following previous accusations by former ANC MP Jennifer Ferguson.

Ferguson alleges Jordaan forced himself on her over 25 years ago at a hotel in Port Elizabeth. She opened a case last year. In response, Jordaan retaliated last month by opening a case of defamation against the musician.

Jordaan’s legal counsel last week dismissed the charges against him as an attempted smear campaign to discredit him as a candidate for the top position at Safa.

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