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By unknown | Apr 21, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Former Safa chief executive officer Albert "Ali" Mokoena has been drafted into the new youth affairs and development sub-committee of the federation under the chairmanship of top Limpopo soccer administrator Nakedi Lekota.

The new sub-committee was formed after the amalgamation of the Safa youth and development committees. With Lekota serving as convener of the unified committee, Eric Mtshatsha is his deputy.

The Polokwane-based Lekota was in charge of the development committee before the unification process, with Mtshatsha spearheading the youth affairs one.

"We are excited that the process of unifying the two sub-committees has been completed, we now have one committee that deals with all the youth and development programmes of Safa," said Lekota.

"It did not make sense having the two sub-committees operating independently in the past. Some of the things that we will be doing will be to coordinate all the youth and development programmes of Safa.

"We will be working with the 317 local football associations and 52 regional structures of Safa to develop the sport.

"The aim is to see products from the local football associations beginning to make an impact at national level.

"There is nothing as wonderful for the local coaches than to see some of their products representing Majimbos, Amajita, the Under-23s, Basetsana, Banyana Banyana and Bafana Bafana.

"We also need to make sure that all Safa LFAs have development leagues catering for all the age groups," said Lekota, adding that they hoped companies, provincial and local governments would also help financially."


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