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Safa’s arrogant self-interest is ruining our football



Safa’s arrogant self-interest is ruining our football

Safa suits are more interested in spending money on first-class travel than on grassroots development

Sports reporter

How I wish we can just get back to being excited about what we see on the football pitch. That’s the reason I chose my profession. I wanted to write about football stars, coaches and how the game is being developed, especially in my country, SA.

I never imagined myself following the politics of football administrators, whose main interest is keeping their positions so that they continue to enjoy the perks that come with being a football official at the highest level.

As with everything, football needs a governing structure to function properly. But for me the problem starts when those we’ve entrusted to look after the game want to hog the limelight for reasons that do nothing to grow the game...

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