SOUTH Africa’s Danny Jordan is targeting votes from the Cecafa region ahead of next year’s Confederation of African Football (CAF) elections in Sudan.
Jordan, who was part of South Africa’s delegation that graced the two-day Cecafa congress over the weekend, is challenging Issa Hayatou for CAF’s top seat (president).
Jordan has grown into a world figure after a job well done in his role as chairman of the 2010 Fifa World Cup organising committee and he is aware that unseating Hayatou who has been at the helm since 1987 will be no easy task.
Hayatou took the reins following the retirement of Ydnekatchew Tessema of Ethiopia.
Meanwhile, Cecafa chairman Leodegar Tenga and former Ferwafa vice president Celestin Musabyimana will contest for one of Caf’s executive seats.
Musabyimana has held the position since 2006 and believes he has enough ground and support to beat Tenga.
During Musabyimana’s reign, Rwanda has hosted the U-20 Africa Youth Championship (2009) and is on the verge of hosting the 2011 U-17 African championship.