Sundowns could play in Club World Cup


SA Football Association president Danny Jordaan is set to meet with Fifa president Gianni Infantino and secretary-general Fatma Samoura in Nigeria on Wednesday to discuss SA’s bid to host the Club World Cup in December.

A week ago, Japan withdrew from hosting the event due to Covid-19 related concerns and South Africa recently rolled out a big vaccination drive with the government encouraging people to get the jab.

Jordaan has said that SA is ready to stage the Club World Cup and should the county win its bid, Mamelodi Sundowns will represent South Africa as the host nation’s league champion.

The Safa president stated that the association would need the government’s approval and meetings were already scheduled to discuss the matter as six continental club champions and Sundowns would need to be hosted safely in SA.

“We’ll know our position by the end of the week,” Jordaan told the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, Safa Communications Director Dominic Chimhavi told BBC Sport Africa that, “Everything will be under control by December – things are looking very positive.

“If you go through our numbers, they are really declining. Most of the variants are on a massive decline and we are on a massive vaccination drive,” he said.

“It has reached an advance stage in the sense that the Safa president is going to meet with Infantino, Samoura and Motsepe to present the sensibility of South Africa hosting this historic event,” concluded Chimhavi.

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By FARPost Reporter