GOOD news is that Bafana Bafana's goal-shy team has been offered R1million for every goal they score during the Fifa World Cup next month.
The sentiment behind the South African Football Association's initiative, which is to motivate the team to score more goals than in the recent past, is most welcome.
But Safa will have to attach one important condition to the incentive to achieve the desired result - and that is to make this offer applicable only in games won by Bafana.
Otherwise, the gesture will have the unintended consequences of rewarding our boys for goals scored even in matches that they lose.
This could backfire in a game in which Bafana net more goals but still lose by a higher score, say 5-4, leaving them smiling all the way to the bank nonetheless. No small change for the losing millionaires.