COSAFA had three candidates, Dr Jordaan, Malawi’s Walter Nyamilandu Manda and Elvis Chetty of Seychelles vying for the same position but COSAFAPresident, Phillip Chiyangwa of Zimbabwe requested that the Region vote as a bloc and must support a single candidate.
All candidates were therefore asked to make presentations before the voting took place on who should be COSAFA’s sole representative.
The former FIFA World Cup CEO whose massive international experience is unmatched, put up an excellent presentation that gave him the popular vote. The other two candidates, Nyamilandu Manda and Chetty received 4 and 2 votes each respectively.
Chiyangwa was voted in as the new CAF Executive Committee member taking over from Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya who was suspended by FIFA.