How I Rejected Bribery Appeal In FIFA Council Seat Election


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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