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SAFA to prioritise gender equality

Jordaan says gender equality in SA soccer will be one of the body’s top priorities.

Newly elected SAFA President Danny Jordaan chats to EWN about his plans for the football body. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Newly elected South African Football Association (Safa) President Danny Jordaan says gender equality in SA soccer will be one of the body's top priorities.

SA's football governing body on Saturday held its first national executive committee meeting since Jordaan took up the position of Safa head in Nasrec.

For the first time in the organisation's history three women were elected to head committees within it.

Jordaan said after the successful hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the country is ready to give women the same opportunity.

"Banyana Banyana has strengthened over time, if we work towards delivering a women's world cup in South Africa it will, itself, accelerate the progress already made amongst women footballers and women administrators."