Dictatorship root of soccer problem

Money... money... money... and more money. This is all we hear from the leaders of the PSL and Safa.

Money... money... money... and more money. This is all we hear from the leaders of the PSL and Safa.

The pretext used by Irvin Khoza, Kaizer Motaung, Molefi Oliphant and the others for chasing more lucrative financial deals is that we need billions to become a winning soccer nation. Really?

False. The truth is that with all the big money being poured into the PSL and Safa, our teams are still outclassed and beaten in Africa by teams representing some of the world's most impoverished soccer nations.

Ask players from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Ghana, Nigeria, among others, who play in the PSL about the financial situation of soccer in their countries, they will tell you it is pathetic.

The only way to find out what is happening with the big money in our soccer is for the sports minister to require that all the clubs produce financial statements at the end of each season, have AGMs and elect their officials. The current dictatorial individual ownership and control of soccer is the root of the problem.

S David Mboweni,

Parktown

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