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SAFA Boss: Barca-Sundowns Just The Beginning

SAFA President Danny Jordaan Says Barcelona Vs Sundowns Was Just The Beginning For South Africa

By Soccer Laduma - May 26, 2018 06:57 PM
Newly re-elected SAFA President Danny Jordaan says matches like the one between Mamelodi Sundowns and Barcelona could soon become commonplace in South Africa.
 
 
Mzanzi was treated to a footballing spectacle at a sold-out FNB Stadium earlier this month as five-time UEFA Champions League winners Barca graced the local stage in a friendly clash against the Brazilians, where Lionel Messi's side earned a 3-1 win.
 
The likes of Messi and Real Madrid counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo could now become regular opponents for South Africa's top teams, if Jordaan is to get his way.
 
Speaking to the media after going unopposed at the South African Football Association Elective Congress on Saturday, Jordaan revealed plans to propose an increase in the number of African invitations to the annual FIFA Club World Cup, while even going as far as to announce SAFA's plans to eventually host the global event, given the country's wide array of FIFA-grade stadiums and training facilities from the 2010 World Cup.
 
"We had Barcelona and Mamelodi Sundowns, and the generation of excitement and the lifting of the spirit of South African people we saw {was very encouraging)," said Jordaan.
 
"So, FIFA have now made a proposal that they want to increase the Club World Cup to 24 clubs worldwide, and therefore, the first thing we need to do: in the current proposal, there's only place for two African clubs. We think it should be four African clubs.
 
"And, therefore, if we are the host of the Club World Cup, we're guaranteed (a spot in the tournament), and if we get another team in there, imagine the excitement if we get two PSL clubs playing in the Club World Cup, in our own country, and against the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Liverpool, and so on."
 

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geenaro_wale_KHOSI_MANu Joined: 09 Feb 2014
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geenaro_wale_KHOSI_MANu May 28, 2018 09:17 AM
@BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 aaaiy suka...he brought Fifa World Cup to Mzansi...
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Joined: 06 Oct 2017
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 May 27, 2018 07:30 PM
blah blah blah......typical politician, you promised us heaven & earth when you were 1st elected.
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ominouskhosi Joined: 26 Aug 2015
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ominouskhosi May 27, 2018 05:27 PM
Who cares about playing against Barca or Madrid? The national team has been struggling since it won the afcon in 1996. Danny Alexandra Jordan, just leave. We are sick of old men running this country's football to the ground. Psl is lacking in so many things but you are busy trying to bring international teams, you are crazy Jordan. Look at the bafana coach, also another useless foreign manager. We want to play in the world cup by qualifying not hosting.
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RoMzaaaa May 27, 2018 03:49 PM
Mxm
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PHEMBESHIYA May 27, 2018 11:58 AM
Mxm our president
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Tshepontseoane May 27, 2018 11:13 AM
Mr president when was the last time bafana played wth the power house of soccer.. M tlkn countries lk Brazil.. Italy... Spain... Nd lots more every time I see us playin the likes of zimbabwe Zambia Burkina Faso we're goin no where wth sch countries. Cmn to look into it we hvn majority of those players in psl... They not helping us anyway. Instead they improve thear stundard. Psl and epl are nw similar cs we fail to qualify even in Africa cup of nations... Nd while England it self jst make the appearance in wrld cup nd come back and yet we keep on braging abt the most expensive leags... Rem the season were a foreign player played in psl and left fo Europe while psl was in the middle of season nd end of season the same player came back to get his award fo leading goalscorer of the year m tlkn abt C. Katongo.fo me its useless to bring teams to play individual teams while bafana it self needs to be improved drastically
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Boris Becker May 27, 2018 11:04 AM
Bleti sheet
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SikaMareiza May 27, 2018 10:05 AM
Jordaan must go back to politics, he’s too shrewd a human being, he deserves no leadership position at our national sports. He thinks he can get away with anything in life. He destroyed our Bafana
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PeddieBoy May 27, 2018 08:57 AM
bafana also need to stop plying these small nations and play with the likes of brazil,spain,netherlands,Agent ina et.
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Matayitayi May 27, 2018 08:55 AM
Honestly next such games must be taken to Durban or cape
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Matayitayi May 27, 2018 08:54 AM
Let it happen then we will talk
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indidane May 27, 2018 08:44 AM
J00rdan is drunk.
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Codesa1 May 27, 2018 08:16 AM
Just resign Madala. U r boring
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Maghano May 27, 2018 07:25 AM
letletse ka diketo abuti
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MpyeK May 27, 2018 07:02 AM
NXA Danny Jordan, we still remember your sex scandal, and we believe it's true that you abused her. When are u going to step down ? we know you threatened Ace Ngqobo not to compete against you, you're bringing politics into our beatiful game nxa
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Palaka May 27, 2018 06:38 AM
Aii jordan again sies...
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Mr Moloto May 27, 2018 05:10 AM
We don't need barca friendlies it won't improve our national team in any way we need you Mr Mayor/President to organise top teams like germany, chile and portugal to play bafana bafana and get beaten as always so our players can learn and also you have to go to rural areas if you are serious about talent search
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mosesmu May 27, 2018 03:06 AM
Political promise...
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shibambusl@gmail.com May 27, 2018 12:43 AM
This Guy is a politician that's why he is always in the driving seat everytime. He failed to bring a strong game to celebrate mandela day.
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Djchicco11 May 26, 2018 11:57 PM
U Talking About Big Games But Bafana Alwys Plays Cosafa Games While The Likes Of Nigeria&senegal With Europer Teams.

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