NEWLY appointed Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe has appointed the South African Football Association (SAFA) boss Danny Jordaan as an advisor in charge of ‘sport and marketing’.
According to the official CAF website, the CAF executive committee met by video conference earlier this week to discuss football infrastructure, African competitions and they also announced several appointments.
Jordaan was confirmed as “Advisor in charge of sport and marketing to the presidency” while Motsepe also announced, “Jacques Bernard D. Anouma of Ivory Coast as senior special advisor to the president.”
Meanwhile, SAFA released a statement of congratulating Jordaan, who was also not present at the announcement of the sacking of Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki on Wednesday.
“The former FIFA World Cup 2010 CEO has vast experience in this area, having served on FIFA’s Marketing and Television board as well as CAF’s marketing in the past,” the statement read.
“Jordaan, who was CAF vice-president until last month’s Elective Congress in Morocco served in various departments during the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and 2014 in Brazil and his recent appointment will add much needed value in CAF’s marketing and competitions departments.”
Meanwhile, the CAF executive committee also approved dates for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) draw which will take place on Friday, June 25, 2021.
The much-anticipated tournament will be hosted by Cameroon and kicks off next year on January 9 with the final game scheduled for February 6.. – SPORTS24.
The victory over Zimbabwe couldn’t change Zambia’s fate as it came too late for the 2012 African champions who missed the 2015 and 2017 editions of the continental showpiece before missing out on next year’s event in Cameroon after finishing third in Group H with seven points.