South Africa Football Association (SAFA) president, Danny Jordaan, has revealed how he turned down overtures to bribe the electorate in last month’s FIFA Council elections.
The Safa boss lost 35-18 to Walter Nyamilandu of Malawi after a second round of voting for the FIFA Council seat reserved for CAF’s Anglophone constituency.
According to a radio interview reported by Sport24, Jordaan claimed how he snuffed out approaches by a section of the electorate selling their votes.
Jordaan is reported to have shut out voters who allegedly woke him up at 04:00 selling their votes for more than $15 000 they claimed to have received from his rival candidates.
“I told them I had never been involved in bribery… and I was not interested in their offer either,” Jordaan was quoted as saying.
A CAF source is however quoted dismissing Jordaan’s claims saying, “You don’t have to resort to bribery with such an…
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