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By ESPN Staff

Top official Hack resigns

A leading South African Football Association (SAFA) official has quit his job less than six months before the World Cup in the continuing fall-out from the battle for power in the domestic game.

SAFA chief executive Raymond Hack announced his resignation at a hastily arranged news conference on Wednesday.

"I had indicated I wasn't going to continue in football after the 2010 World Cup but the new leadership of the association have set themselves a new four-year vision and I wasn't part of that vision," he said.

Hack had been a close ally of Irvin Khoza, the powerful chairman of the local World Cup organising committee and the country's professional league, who suffered a stunning reversal in his bid to win the SAFA presidency last September.

Khoza went up against Danny Jordaan, chief organiser of the 2010 World Cup, for the leadership of South African football.

However, in a chaotic meeting both men withdrew their nominations in a bungled tactical manoeuvre, allowing unheralded third candidate Kirsten Nematandani to sweep to power.

Nematandani has moved swiftly to consolidate his power while Khoza threatened a legal bid to overturn the election result, claiming the meeting did not follow procedure, but has since postponed a challenge until after the World Cup final in July.

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