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South African soccer legend Cedric "Sugar Ray" Xulu has called for the revival of school soccer leagues as part of the development of the game.
Xulu is one the soccer greats operating from KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sbu Ndebele's office as part of the 2010 World Cup legacy projects.
"I feel so great and honoured to have been roped into the project to nurture and develop talent in KwaZulu-Natal," said Xulu.
"Myself and other legends go out to various municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal where games are used to identify talent.
"Impressive youngsters are selected and invited to Coastal FET College in KwaMakutha to be developed. Because they are still at school, they come during the weekends and school holidays.
"We are all hard at work to see KwaZulu-Natal once more producing great players who will also represent Bafana Bafana and other national sides.
"One of the things that I feel should be done not only by KwaZulu-Natal but all other provinces is to revive the school leagues.
"I know we have a few national competitions catering for our schools, but the problem is that they follow a knockout system. That means when a school is eliminated in the first game, they will play again next year.
"We want league games to be played throughout the year," added Xulu, who has a stadium named after him in Claremont.
He also commended eThekwini mayor Obed Mlaba for his passion for the development of soccer in the area. Other legends working on the project include Shaka Ngcobo, Ten Ten Ndzimande, Mahlalela Radebe, Ace Mnikathi, Eric Ngidi, Fred Mfeka and Chippa Khoza.