Safa pledges its support for Danny Jordaan amid rape allegations

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.

READ: 'I'm not the only one' - Jennifer Ferguson lays rape case against Danny Jordaan

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"

ALSO READ: 'I believe you, Danny Jordaan is a rapist': Eusebius to Jennifer Ferguson

The organisation's National Executive Committee has pledged it's support for Jordaan.

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

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

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'I believe you, Danny Jordaan is a rapist': Eusebius to Jennifer Ferguson

'I believe you, Danny Jordaan is a rapist': Eusebius to Jennifer Ferguson

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I would like to see Danny stand with his spine erect - Jennifer Ferguson

The woman accusing Safa boss Danny Jordaan of raping her 20 years ago says she is now in talks with her legal friends.

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Safa boss Danny Jordaan's lawyers say he won't sue former ANC MP Jennifer Ferguson for defamation, reports EWN's Mia Lindeque.

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Breaking News: Danny Jordaan denies rape allegations

Read Safa boss Danny Jordaan's statement denying rape claims by artist and former ANC MP Jennifer Ferguson.

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