The South African Football Association (SAFA)’s National Executive Committee (NEC) on Saturday unanimously endorsed businessman Tokyo Sexwale as their candidate for the FIFA presidency. The decision to endorse Sexwale was taken at a Johannesburg hotel after the former Robben Island political prisoner had made a presentation to the SAFA NEC. Elections to replace Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter as FIFA President are scheduled to take place on 26 February next year.
SAFA president Danny Jordaan says: ‘It was a unanimous decision and we will now move to engage CAF on our decision and see how we can coordinate our decisions going forward. We will also engage various other federations together with Mr Sexwale to enlist their support because his victory will usher in a new era not only for the continent but the entire world.’