Safa to elect new leadership in May

Danny Jordaan, Chan, January 2014
Ignat Manjoo
The South African Football Association will know next month who their new president will be after the country's FA agreed on a date this past weekend

The South African Football Association (Safa) has set a new date for its elective congress. 

Following an Extraordinary Congress which was held this past weekend, the country's FA unanimously agreed to elect the new leadership on May 26. 

The elective congress was supposed to take place in March this year, but it was postponed in order to address issues that may have impacted the credibility of the election.

During the Extraordinary Congess itself, an electoral committee was also ratified. 

Safa also announced that PWC will take over from KPMG as their new official auditors.  

As things stand, Danny Jordaan appears likely to be elected president of Safa for the second term following Ace Ncobo's decision to reject the nomination earlier this year. 

Jordaan has been Safa's president since September 28, 2013 when he succeeded Kirsten Nematandani.  

Here's a full statement as released by Safa:  

The SAFA Extraordinary Congress on Saturday, 28 April 2018 unanimously agreed to hold its Elective Congress on 26 May 2018.

The Resolution was adopted without any counter proposal and SAFA will choose its new leaders next month.

Among other resolutions taken at the Congress was the appointment of PWC as SAFA’s new auditors, taking over from KPMG.

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The Congress also adopted the amendment of the SAFA Electoral Code and the new Electoral Committee was ratified by the Congress.

The committee of which the final five will be selected is made up of McCaps Motimele, A Ramolotja, Advocate Vusi Pikoli, Greg Fredericks, Jabu Mthiyane, Mthobi Tyamzashe and Muditambi Ravele.

The Election Appeal Committee is made up of John Korkie, Judge Phatudi Mphahlele and Adv Mxolisi Tyopho.