While the Safa head honchos were caucusing about Jordaan's legitimacy to stand, Ferguson, a muso and politician-turned activist was on the move, turning up at media houses speaking about her pain and anger after the alleged ordeal at the hands of Jordaan.
The ineptitude by Safa's top brass, including it's 52 affiliates, to hold faultless elections has reduced Safa, one of the most respected football controlling bodies on the continent, to a Mickey Mouse organisation.
It is often whispered in corridors that football elections and the administration thereof, from amateur level to the highest body sitting at Fifa House in Zurich, Switzerland, is a territory full of murky waters.
It's a field ruled by officials belonging to cabals where on occasion lives are lost in pursuit of seats. We've been through that era in the '70s and '80s. It was the most unfortunate period in our football and must be put behind us.
For more than a decade Jordaan has been the sitting president, despite his detractors accusing him of running Safa like a fiefdom.