Danny Jordaan accused of asking Guptas for World Cup bribe money

Danny Jordaan accused of asking Guptas for World Cup bribe money

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- A bombshell affidavit alleges that the SAFA president asked the Gupta family for $10 million

- He allegedly needed the money to fill a hole in SAFA's books after paying a bribe for the rights to host the 2010 World Cup

- Former SAFA CEO, Leslie Sedibe, has reportedly handed police documents full of evidence of the crimes

SAFA president Danny Jordaan has been accused of asking the Guptas for $10 million.

The allegations were made in an affidavit by SAFA's former CEO, Leslie Sedibe. In the document, Sedibe claims that Jordaan approached the Gupta family for the money (totaling R138 million) in order to make up for a shortfall in SAFA's books. 

This shortfall was allegedly the result of the organization paying a bribe to FIFA to win the right to host the 2010 World Cup.

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Sedibe laid criminal charges against Jordaan and FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, who he claims conspired with Jordaan. Sedibe also gave documents to police which he says contain evidence of the the illegal activities.

Russel Paul, SAFA's current CEO, said that Jordaan denies the allegations.

This is not the first allegation of corruption related to FIFA and the World Cup. In 2015, the FBI arrested several high ranking FIFA members in Zurich after uncovering an extensive network of fraud and shady deals.

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It was reportedly after this FBI bust that the evidence of Jordaan's involvement in the $10 million payment to Jack Warner, former FIFA vice president, came to light.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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