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What Is Holding SA Football Back?

This week we are trying something different in Supporters Club, we are selecting the Get Published writer of the week and asking him three important questions about South African football to get their opinion. This week we chat to Matome_Kay. The question is: What is holding SA football back?

Lack of proper development is a major factor holding South African football back. We may think Bafana Bafana is the one failing, whereas it's actually at grassroots level. We need to bear in mind that our national team is actually the final product. The failures we see at national level are actually a deep rooted problem in the monomers of our football.

The chopping and changing of our coach is also not helping. We've had quite a number of coaches in charge of our national team in a very short period of time. Joachim Louw was in charge of Germany eight years before winning the World Cup. Vicente Del Bosque also took quite some time with Spain before getting them their first ever World Cup crown. As with Bafana, we're looking for quick fix solution instead of investing in long-term term goals. We also need to breed diversity and create a multicultural national team made up of highly talented players. As much as we need to conserve our style of play and identity, we should also try and embrace innovation. Football has changed greatly in the past 15-20 years. We can conserve our identity, while we also try to enhance a new style on top of it.


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