MORE often than not change is the only tonic a sick body like Athletics South Africa needs.
Done for the right reasons, the envisaged passing of the baton from the beleaguered incumbent leadership to the new broom - whoever that is - could do wonders to remove the rot that's been eating away at our athletics.
While it is true that Leonard Chuene hasn't been a model captain the changing of the guard must avoid the temptation of triumphalism that comes with one vengeful camp replacing a bitter other.
As those whose business it is to talk football are wont to say: in the end the game must be the winner and nobody is bigger than the game.
The ructions within the association have served nobody, least of all the athletes. An end to the tragedy that was starting to unfold could not have come sooner.