Bribe? What bribe? Danny Jordaan explains US$10m payment

Danny Jordaan
Danny Jordaan

SAFA's Danny Jordaan - now also mayor of Port Elizabeth - has confirmed that US$10m was paid to Jack Warner's football association in the Caribbean, but insists it was not a bribe, but money intended to help football development.

The Sunday Independent quoted Jordaan confirming the payment and making the denial days after US Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, described the payment as a bribe which was used to secure Warner vote for the hosting of the 2010 World Cup.

“I haven’t paid a bribe or taken a bribe from anybody in my life. We don’t know who is mentioned there (in the indictment). And I don’t want to assume that I am mentioned."

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