South African Football (Safa) president, Danny Jordaan will stay in his position in the organisation, while taking up a new leadership position as Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality.
The municipality encompasses the cities of Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch in the Eastern Cape.
The African National Congress (ANC)’s Monday’s announcement has taken many by surprise, as Jordaan is widely-known as a prolific sports administrator, having been the head of the 2010 Local Organising Committee during the Fifa World Cup in South Africa.
In addition, the ANC also said that there would be a number of leadership changes in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, where it is has reportedly experienced notable decreases at the polls over the past few years.
Meanwhile, the ANC is preparing hard and fast for 2016 Municipal Election.
The ruling party has seen dwindling numbers in major metropolis, and this is a sign to prepare itself –Constitutionally- for another battle with other political parties.
Jordaan’s influence could sway in majority votes from across all races in the troubled metro for his organisation.