Ledwaba on losing Safa election: ‘I will not rest until Jordaan is out of football’


“But it has to be a fair [playing] ground where everybody has got a fair opportunity. But in this election we all know there was no fair ground.

“The constitution, we all know, was changed just to suit certain individuals. But we will continue to fight. I think it is important that Safa should change.”

Ledwaba was asked why she feels so strongly Jordaan has to be unseated as head of Safa.

“I don’t think he’s good for our football. I believe he has done his part for all these years he has been in football. But I think you cannot have football that’s a one-man show.

“It’s the truth. They can say whatever they say but the bottom line is that’s how he rules at the association.

“If you look at the delegates they are chosen by their regions. But then you come to the congress and you are asked to withdraw your name. On what mandate do you withdraw your name at the congress when you have been voted in by the region?”

Among controversial constitutional changes was one that to stand for the election for the NEC a candidate had to have served at Safa at a regional level or higher for longer than 10 years.

Ledwaba’s camp alleged this was aimed at entrenching the current NEC in place, thus ensuring their loyalty to Jordaan.

Among the NEC, 18 were regional heads. The 52 regions, with four votes each, constitute the biggest section of the vote by far for the NEC and presidency.

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