CAF Elections: Danny Jordaan withdraws from race to FIFA Council

South African Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan has pulled out of the upcoming CAF Elections for Africa’s representatives to the FIFA council.

This is just days to the CAF Assembly set to be hosted in Addis Abba, Ethiopia.

CAF confirmed the official withdrawal of Jordaan, Kalusha Bwalya for the upcoming key elections.

South Sudan’s Chabur Goc Alei has also withdrawn.

Part of a letter from CAF read:

Following the communication sent by FIFA yesterday March 6 2017 please note that the FIFA governance committee in conformity with article 27.5d of the governance regulation and following the eligibility checks conducted, confirm the eligibility of the following candidates.

It’s the second time in recent months that Jordaan has decided to pull out of an election , the SA boss pulled out out of the COSAFA Presidential elections at the last minute.

Jordaan was contesting for the open application category and his withdrawal means Guinea’s Almamy Kabele Camara, Egypt’s Hani Abu Rida and Kyida Nsekera will be elected unopposed.

The elections will also see Madagascar president Ahamad take on long serving FIFA president Issay Hayatou.