Top marks for Legends

Meshack Motloung

Meshack Motloung

Schools around the country look set to benefit from the 70/80 Soccer Legends' initiative when the players conduct coaching clinics.

Former Bafana Bafana coach and the national coordinator, Trott Moloto, said the organisation was discussing plans that will see former professional players adopt schools next to where they live.

"The purpose is to teach these youngsters about the culture of our football in the townships and to do away with foreign coaches who change our style of play and believe in the skiet and donder kind of game," he said.

"Most of our members have started to adopt schools, but they have not started with clinics yet because we have to finalise the coaching programme first.

"The programme will come in handy because it will be the guideline for our members."

Moloto said they hoped to put the programme in place before the end of the year.

He said they were also working hand-in-hand with Safa and were hoping to contribute immeasurably to the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Moloto said they would call a meeting of delegates to discuss and see what progress they had made. The meeting will be held at a venue and date still to be confirmed sometime next month.

"We would like to know what is happening in their respective provinces and to assist where possible."

He said they needed to launch in Limpopo and the Northern Cape and thereafter a national executive committee will be formed.