Bruising fight

If you thought the election season had come and gone with the April 22 general elections, think again. Irvin Khoza and Danny Jordaan seem set for an equally bruising contest for the leadership of the South African Football Association.

If you thought the election season had come and gone with the April 22 general elections, think again. Irvin Khoza and Danny Jordaan seem set for an equally bruising contest for the leadership of the South African Football Association.

Given that football is the ultimate national pastime, the Safa presidency is an extremely powerful position.

Lobbying has already started and we expect that, going forward, all sorts of tricks and underhand tactics might be used to gain favour. Things could turn ugly.

That is why it is important that all candidates set terms of engagement and live by them.

Fair play should not be confined to the pitch.

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