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Jordaan hires top lawyers in Fifa case – reports

Sepp Blatter and  Danny Jordaan during the media briefing with Joseph Sepp Blatter at Southern Sun Hotel on May 21, 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Photo by Samuel  Shivambu

Sepp Blatter and Danny Jordaan during the media briefing with Joseph Sepp Blatter at Southern Sun Hotel on May 21, 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa Photo by Samuel Shivambu

South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has reportedly hired top lawyers to defend himself in the corruption probe that has rocked world football body Fifa.

According to News24, Jordaan has employed top Sandton attorney Anthony Norton and senior advocate Gilbert Marcus to engage with authorities in the US on his behalf.

His local lawyers have also enlisted the services of top New York-based law firm Arnold & Porter to assist their client during the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) probe of Fifa.

Jordaan has consistently denied being involved in bribery to secure the hosting of the tournament.

But he has admitted agreeing to a $10m payment to the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) for its so-called African Diaspora Legacy Fund.

The FBI says this was a bribe by South Africa to “buy” Concacaf’s three votes for hosting the 2010 tournament.

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