Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
The South African Football Association (SAFA)’s National Executive Committee (NEC) on Saturday, 24 October 2015 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.
“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,” said SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan.
“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.”
• This media release was originally published by the South African Football Association (SAFA) on 25 October 2015. To access the original, please click here.