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Bartlett: SAFA Needs To Shift Focus

Golden Arrows head coach and former Bafana striker, Shaun Bartlett, believes that a shift in focus for the national team is going to improve football in this country.

Bartlett, who is Bafana’s second top goal-scorer of all time behind Benni McCarthy, is currently attempting to help Arrows survive their current relegation battle, though the chances of survival are getting slimmer with every game.

The 41-year-old talks all about life with Abafana Bes’thende and what he feels South African players are missing in today’s issue of Soccer Laduma, but he also had something to say about the national set-up.

He told the Siya crew, The major thing that they have to do is shift their focus. I have three young boys so I’m constantly involved with amateur football, and you can see the lack of funding and the lack of development. We need to move our focus from Bafana to the lower levels in order to create players for the future. 

“Put a 10-year plan in place and aim for 2022 and 2026. That’s what teams like Spain and Germany did, and look at them now.”

See the full interview with Bartlett in today’s issue of Soccer Laduma, available in stores now.

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