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How Should Football Development Be Carried Out? Reader’s Voice

I personally feel that the reason for Ajax Cape Town’s decline is down to more than just their inexperience or young players at the club.

When it comes to development, we normally say let's start at the bottom, at the base or the grass roots as it were. But in this case, that might not be the problem despite their youth structure being somewhat flawed in recent times.  

This time however, I feel the problem stems from those at the top, those in power, the owners and boardroom hierarchies. 

At youth level, a certain brand of football is coached, the boys are groomed into playing the “Ajax way” according to their parent club Ajax Amsterdam.

When they get to the senior level, they have to forget their values and play according to the coach that is currently at the helm.

Take Ajax Amsterdam as an example, they bring through youngsters every single season and the average age of their squads remain low at all times.

And as a result, they compete for major honours in the country because the coaches brought in understand what Ajax stand for, in conjunction with their brand of football.

At Ajax Cape Town the crossover from junior to senior level is not fluent. The reason for this is due to the conflicting style of plays, the young guys are completely confused. 

What are your thoughts the development side in South African football?

*The above written article was submitted by a Soccer Laduma reader.   


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