The South African Football Association (Safa) National Executive Committee says it has noted a rape case opened against its president, Danny Jordaan and has defended him in a statement.
The charge of rape was laid by singer and former African National Congress (ANC) MP Jennifer Ferguson, last week.
She publicly accused Jordaan of sexually assaulting her at a Port Elizabeth hotel in 1994 last year.
He has since denied the allegations.
Safa has come out and raised concern over what it says is a "worrying tendency of a trial by the media"
The organisation's National Executive Committee has pledged it's support for Jordaan.
BREAKING: The South African Football Association has announced that its NEC will support its President Danny Jordaan in the alleged rape claim made by Jennifer Ferguson.— EWN Sport (@EWNsport) March 29, 2018
Read the full statement below.
702's Eusebius McKaiser says Safa's position on the matter is callous.
The irony here is that the very thing that they accuse the media of potentially doing to Danny Jordaan, they have just subjected Jennifer Ferguson to that.— Eusebius McKaiser, 702 talk show host
#SAFA Govender-Sammy: We have seen in the past with our former State President Jacob Zuma that he has faced a trial by media and it is likely the same with Mr Jordaan.— EWN Sport (@EWNsport) March 29, 2018
If you are doing battle when your name is being dragged through the mud, the last person you compare yourself to is Jacob Zuma.— Eusebius McKaiser, 702 talk show host
Click on the link below to listen to Eusebius' full comment....