SAFA boss, Danny Jordaan
SAFA boss, Danny Jordaan

Kurt Okraku, who is the president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has said he does not expect CAF President, Patrice Motsepe, ‘to take sides’ in the impending match-fixing protest filed to FIFA by the South African Football Association (SAFA).

SAFA has lodged a complaint to FIFA accusing the Ghana FA of match-fixing and bribery following their 1-0 defeat to the Black Stars in the final round of the game of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

In a press conference organised by SAFA on Wednesday, November 17, Danny Jordaan, who is the association president, stated they had consulted the CAF President after the Ghana game.

“Even though the CAF President is from South Africa, we don’t want to be opportunists and use him but of course we called him right after the game and he assisted us but we are not using him in all this,” he said.

Speaking at the Women’s Super Cup launch on Thursday, Mr Okraku said that he expects Mr Motsepe not to take sides in the matter.

Kurt Okraku

“I want to tell Danny Jordaan, that he cannot drag the president of the Confederation of African Football [Patrice Motsepe] into this. Motsepe is the president of CAF and not the president of SAFA. He doesn’t call the shots as SAFA – we voted for Motsepe to represent a truly democratic African Confederation Football and not to take sides.

“And for Motsepe that I’ve known him he will never take sides, and I don’t expect him to take sides,” the GFA president added.