I just want to cough out my displeasure with the way our Under-23 national team is handled.
To me, the U-23 is not a development level whereby we'll be experimenting and bringing in lame excuses of "we are still on a learning curve". I've realised that those curves are unending, long curves.
An U-23 player is no longer a football learner but a fully-fledged professional who must deliver or else he will never be competent. Development starts at U-12 to U-19 and from there you are professional.
Holistically things need to change in the U-23 setup. Now people blame poor coach Steve Khompela but I think a lot needs to change in the organogram of Safa.
To me Khompela is still the best. It doesn't help to look for temporary solutions to this quagmire.
Mapo 'The Bull' Mokoena,