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SAFA And La Liga Partnership Paves Way For Future Stars

SAFA and La Liga partnership aims at creating SA La Liga Stars

By Mkhize - Jan 01, 2018 12:02 PM

The partnership between the South African Football Association (SAFA) and the Spanish Primera Division also known as La Liga continues to grow and engage more communities within South Africa.

Read: La Liga and SAFA Presidents To Grace Soweto Football Tournament

Speaking exclusively with Soccer Laduma La Liga Director of Football in South Africa Anthony Barradas said there were even bigger plans to grow the football initiatives in South Africa.

"When we first arrived in South Africa in 2015 to open our first offices in Africa we had no idea of the monumental strides we would make," said Barradas.

"Our community football initiatives have continued to grow steadfastly in communities all around South Africa. From Johannesburg to KwaZulu Natal and other parts we continue making an impact."

"However, next we want to start bringing coaches to come and identify and work with some of the players who compete in these community tournaments. The KwaMahlobo tournament has grown so much over the years. Having some of the coaches from Spain will encourage the boys even more."

"We want to take these boys back to Spain and give them the opportunity to get their football careers off the ground. As you know there aren't many South African players in Spain but I hope through this we can see more young players from this country playing in La Liga," concluded Barradas.

The finals of the KwaMahlobo Football Tournament will be played on Saturday 6 January 2018.



Lebstikano Joined: 13 Apr 2011
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Lebstikano Jan 02, 2018 07:47 AM
This is the wonderful initiative, hopefully it will indeed assist the young talents and exceed! Thumbs up SAFA & La liga. Therefore maybe SABC will start showing El Classico
The Bucsboss Joined: 02 Nov 2016
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The Bucsboss Jan 02, 2018 06:41 AM
@Gugusi23 I think we should take polititions out of our sports and intertainment,than pointing fingers to one individual.Polititions have turned even the churches to a place of politics.As a Nation we should do as Zimbambians did with Mugabe,then football will be on the move.#UP THE BUCS.
Gugusi23 Joined: 18 Nov 2013
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Gugusi23 Jan 01, 2018 10:59 PM
Could you guys get rid of these ANC old men from SAFA, Zuma has signed agreement with China,Brazil, Russia and how many people got employment? Now SAFA old man tame you by talking to Spanish league
blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Jan 01, 2018 07:25 PM
Sounds wonderful....let's see some action in 2018...PLEASE start with taking Percy Tau over.
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Terah M Jan 01, 2018 05:29 PM
Good initiation by both organisations
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Dnd_Gotze Jan 01, 2018 04:46 PM
good news
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MSANDROTIC Jan 01, 2018 01:54 PM
That's good news
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MatlalaSPORT3000 Jan 01, 2018 01:42 PM
Your partnership with PSL is horrible. Charity begins at home

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