Danny Jordaan elected as new head of South Africa FA

South Africa's Danny Jordaan
Danny Jordaan of South Africa

Danny Jordaan is the new President of the South African Football Association after winning the two-man contest for the position.

Jordaan, who played a key role in the successful hosting of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, coasted to a landslide victory.

He polled 162 votes against 88 for the other candidate Mandla Mazibuko.

Previous president, Kirsten Nematandani, was not nominated by any of the 52 Safa regions.

Jordaan, a 62-year-old native of Port Elizabeth and former member of parliament for the ruling African National Congress, will face many challenges during his four-year term of office.

He will take on issues surrounding development structures, administration, finance, and poor results for both the senior and age-limit national teams.

South Africa failed to make the 2014 World Cup qualification play-offs in Africa after being held at home and losing away against lowest Group A seeds Ethiopia.

Jordaan was recently named an advisor to Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou following several unsuccessful bids for a seat on the executive committee of the African governing body.