Those who claim there’s nothing wrong with Danny Jordaan having a dual role as mayor and as president of SAFA – and neither of his positions will “suffer” – completely miss the point. It’s against SAFA’s Constitution and goes against FIFA’s code of ethics, and it’s about neutrality and credibility.
In case you have been under a rock for the past week, Danny Jordaan has been appointed as the new Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor. That’s the same Danny Jordaan who is also the president of the South African Football Association. The appointment has raised a few eyebrows, with both the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) calling for him to relinquish his position as SAFA president.
Jordaan, and a number of his supporters, have hit back at all criticisms by saying that he is not paid by SAFA, so it’s all fine and dandy. He also insists that “nothing will suffer” as a result of having two roles. But these statements miss the point and, in fact, ignore the Constitution of both SAFA and FIFA. Now, some will say that FIFA has never been one to care for ethics and have allowed this to…
Source : Daily Maverick