Danny Jordaan won his quest for a place on the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) executive committee after a convincing win as he emerged as one of the kingmakers on a day of upset results at the elections in Addis Ababa.
“After such a long time‚” Jordaan said after the election.
The South African Football Association president will serve for four years as one of the southern African members.
He can now be considered a potential future candidate for the leadership of CAF after polling 35 votes to win the poll of three who were chasing two southern African places in the 15-man executive committee.
Rui das Costa of Angola was also elected with 25 votes‚ one more than Frans Mbidi of Namibia.