Cyril, it’s time to fire the stragglers in your team

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Cyril, it’s time to fire the stragglers in your team

The president needs to act like a football executive and bench underperformers and deputy ministers

Executive editor: opinions and analysis

President Cyril Ramaphosa can learn a lot from football bosses. 

The sport puts a high premium on performance and club managers/coaches are under tremendous pressure to perform or go. Roman Abramovich, the Russian oligarch who owns English football club Chelsea, is notoriously impatient with underperforming managers.

He recently stunned the world when he relieved English blue-eyed boy Frank Lampard of his managerial duties late in January. ..

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