South African, Danny Jordaan, is among the five candidates cleared to stand for the vacant Confederation of African Football (CAF) seat on the FIFA Council, despite his link to alleged bribery in connection with his country’s successful bid for the 2010 World Cup.
The CAF confirmed today that Jordaan, Seychelles Football Association President Elvis Chetty, Malawi counterpart Walter Nyamilandu, Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa and former Tanzania Football Association chief Leodgar Tenga had all passed eligibility checks.
The five officials are in the running to replace Kwesi Nyantakyi, the former Ghana Football Association head who resigned from all of his roles in the sport amid corruption allegations earlier this year, as the CAF’s English-speaking representative on FIFA’s ruling body.
Jordaan has twice stood for a place on the Council but withdrew on each occasion.
He was re-elected as South African Football Association President in May despite controversies involving the election and an allegation of rape.