‘Patrice Motsepe is a revolutionary choice’, Danny Jordaan

Johannesburg – SAFA president Danny Jordaan says the decision to nominate Patrice Motsepe as president of CAF was because of his renowned global portfolio and love for the African game, hence he is a “revolutionary choice”.

In March 2021, CAF will convene an elective general assembly to appoint the new president of the federation when the initial four-year term of incumbent Ahmad Ahmad will have to come an end.

Safa, however, have swiftly shown where their support lies, throwing the name of philanthropist Motsepe into the hat. Safa are already publicly backed by three other associations – the Sierra Leone FA, Botswana FA and Nigeria Football Federation.

“The Safa national executive committee approved on a round-robin basis an overwhelming majority, the decision that we must support the candidature of Patrice Motsepe for the position of presidency for Caf,” said Jordaan at Safa House.

“It (the nomination) is due to his business and football success that is well recorded in our country, continent and throughout the world. In 2017, Forbes Magazine, commemorated their centenary celebration by honouring Dr Patrice Motsepe as one of the 100 greatest living business minds in the world.”

Saaf’s decision has been backed by the office of minister of sports, arts and culture Nathi Mthethwa, who said they will be on standby to give any form of support the campaign needs.

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