There is something that is bothering me about South African football. It has no concept. I mean even the coach cannot tell how his tactics link to the type of football played in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
The problem starts with the big teams like Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs putting too much faith on international coaches, Mamelodi Sundowns for investing more on foreign players and National First Division (NFD) teams that change their way of displaying football once they get to the PSL.
All these factors contribute to the Bafana Bafana embarrassments. I follow NFD league, you need no rocket science to see that the players there has hunger to play. The pity is once their teams get promoted, they get rejected and then those very teams buy the players categorized as rejects in the PSL.
I will not mention names for now but one day I will get through 083 Sports@6 with Robert Marawa’s show and name and shame everyone who is letting our soccer down. Perhaps, I would already finish the performance management research I am doing on Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.
By Etseh Niemark