South African Football Association Needs Transformation - SAFA


South African Football Association Needs Transformation - SAFA

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Location: Cape Town
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Latest Activity: Oct 31, 2011

Wednesday, 23 September 2009 11:20 UK BBC - By Ed Aarons

Former South Africa international Mark Fish believes Bafana Bafana's poor recent results are a result of neglecting youth development.

Fish is adamant that he would not even consider taking over as Bafana coach given the state of the organisation of the South African Football Association.

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Comment by Spencer Courtis on October 31, 2011 at 17:15
Nompumelelo, all


The problem as far as SAFA NEC and our national team is concerned is that we have ultimately all been raised by SAFA to see no further than Chiefs, Pirates and Sundowns. We do not know the developing strength generated through pride, loyalty and allegiance to a local and provincial team as other nations around the world enjoy. SAFA has not encouraged national pride in that since its inception and over the years they have had vested interests in the coffers of Chiefs, Pirates and Sundowns – and to this day! This in South Africa has led to our loyalty lying in a team based and nurtured in the extreme on who the most popular and winning team was and is.


The ‘losers wishing to be associated with winners’ syndrome does not help either but only serves to further feed the ‘big three’ monopoly that now dictates SA football. Folk are accustomed to, have been set up by the SAFA connected to look outside of their local team and provincial representation to ‘support’ the ‘big three’ who are not remotely associated with their place of birth, hometown or province. This unequal distribution of marketing SA Football overall by the SAFA connected is the root problem of our depleted national team and African club continental football.


The SOLUTION is the setting up of an absolute neutral and unbiased SAFA where football in our country is engaged, encouraged and equally promoted and distributed throughout the nation. This will give birth to a national sense of pride as the local teams and provinces see and are convinced of football equality. This will encourage them to grow their local teams and provinces and supporters, and like South African cricket and rugby, we will become one of the most highly respected and competitive footballing nations in the world. We have the infrastructure to accomplish this!

Comment by nompumelelo on October 20, 2011 at 10:59

After the embarrassment of bafana not qualifying, I've realised that SAFA are jst useless they dont know anything about football. There is something that needs to be done or our football will go down. We need to fire all the management of SAFA before looking at our players.


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