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Mbalula: We Will Encourage The Cross-Pollination Of Ideas

Mbalula: We Will Encourage The Cross-Pollination Of Ideas

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Following Bafana Bafana’s exit from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa’s Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula has encouraged the South African Football Association (SAFA) to take more of a scientific approach to the game.

The Minister says that South Africa has an abundance of talent that needs to be nurtured and groomed properly from a tender age, through a development structure.

 

“We will solicit expert and scientific advice from leading thinkers in the field of sports sciences with a view to examine in a holistic sense, the size, shape and strengths of our football players, nutrition, access to modern technology, sports psychology, early childhood preparations for high performance sports, and so on.  

 

“We will, as we have started, encourage the cross-pollination of ideas between SAFA and the highly successful codes in continental and global competitions such as rugby and cricket. 

 

“We must as a matter of urgency convene a workshop with a view to ensuring that all come into addressing these issue in a directed and focused manner, taking into account peculiarities, the culture and discipline of each sporting code. 

 

“We will ask the recently established SAFA Development Agency to present its plans and interventions to the first Minister and Members of Executive Councils Meeting (MINMEC) in 2013 with a view to ensuring that the Provinces do play a leading role in addressing the challenges facing football and sport in general in our country,” the Minister stated.

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KHOSIJUJU Level 1
Cowlula,we don't want to see cross-pollination of Keita and Yeye in your SataFrica...

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McDee Level 4
You know what's really interesting? This minister will be changed in 2 years and whatever plans he had will cease to progress. This is a great idea. We have many youngsters who ply their trade outside our borders, Portugal is full of South African youngsters. Mix them with the likes of May, Serero, Patosi etc. leave these madalas Cowbalala, KG and the worst of them all Papa Gaxa.

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Zoh lahn Level 1
I think I have heard this kinda talk for more than five years and up to now I haven't seen any changes. Maybe this is just a remix of what others before him have said

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HikerT Level 5
What is so urget minister because the nation is proud?You want fame,u make me sick.Keep yr high profile ideas to yourself.With yr cross pollination ideas you must be a leading Biochemist

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Sefohlelo Level 3
@Buster wa mpolaya bro...lol!

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soximan Level 3
Ey mr mbalula how z dis scientific approach of urs gonna help da nation, all dis nonsense u r uttered above wiill never be implemented, wat our local soccer needs is development nothng else, nd dis thng of having soccer academies where young players have 2 pay fees nid 2 stop, because only privileged children get dis opportunity, wat about da poor who don not afford 2 pay dos fees? Dats why we have cows like motaung jnr, majoro,etc in our league, doz were da privileged ones who got a chance because of their parents pockets not deir talents, we need scouts who will go all over da country spotting talent.

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sebnzhino Level 2
Mbalula wants 2 bcum a mad scienctist now. He think socca player can b produced frm the lab. U can mix mash potion 2 create a beta socca players than this clowns we hav in B.B. Mayb he need #da afcon 96 winners "SPERM" 2 b donated so he can PROcreate his ideal player# LOL...This politian is a dreamer lyk our goverment. By : Buster101 On : 05 February 2013 15:27 report @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @@@@@@ Looool Buster

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maswati1swati Level 1
let us call Shaun Pollock and Peter Devilliers to assist in soccer . this will be nice Mr Mbuuuulula or cowlula watever ur name is

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Buster101 Level 1
Mbalula wants 2 bcum a mad scienctist now. He think socca player can b produced frm the lab. U can mix mash potion 2 create a beta socca players than this clowns we hav in B.B. Mayb he need da afcon 96 winners sperm 2 b donated so he can PROcreate his ideal player LOL...This politian is a dreamer lyk our goverment.

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Molane Level 5
Heard that b4 mhlekasi...fikile cant get enough of sl lol.psa

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amakhosi4lyf55 Level 1
Its a very good idea, however, its not a very New 1,, I believe it needed some1 Energetic as Mr. Minister there, *They must Nationalize Soccer too, lol* let's start from base level to Provincial tournaments. Schools must also come to da party en hire qualified coaches 4 their Soccer teams from da Primary level*

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dirk_gently Level 1
Soccer coaches and administrators are the most stubborn people on earth. They do not want to learn from other codes as a matter of prinicple. That's why soccer is going nowhere in south africa

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Paolo_Maldini_3 Level 1
We(fans) cn help if u consider our views as well. But @list Mr Minister u look so concerned if u really mean wat hv been posted recently here on LN.

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27714374149 Level 3
Also use us(fans) as yr view...........dnt cal 2 us only wen u nid a support.........editor wy cant u post d whole bible of mbalula @ once instead posting it piece by piece.

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Bngcebo Level 1
What an energetic Minister we are having here. The best Sports Minister ever in Mzansi...

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