- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 23, 2011

KHARTOUM, SUDAN (AP) - South African World Cup organizer Danny Jordaan has lost his bid to join FIFA’s 24-man executive committee.

The Confederation of African Football said Wednesday that Jordaan came fourth among five candidates to fill two spots on soccer’s ruling body.

Algerian federation president Mohamed Raouraoua was first with 39 votes. Ivory Coast federation president Jacques Anouma followed with 35 and will serve a second four-year term. Jordaan received 10 votes from the 53 CAF members.

Raouraoua replaces Amos Adamu, suspended by FIFA after it concluded he sought bribes prior to December’s vote on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts.

The new terms start July 1 at the FIFA Congress in Zurich. The terms of CAF President Issa Hayatou of Cameroon and Hany Abo Rida of Egypt run until 2013.

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