We pride ourselves as a football-mad nation over the fact that our Premier Soccer League is among the most professional in the world.
A relatively small nation as we are, located on the southern tip of the African continent, we enjoy punching above our weight.
And so it is not uncommon among soccer fans to try and compare our league with the best around the world. Yes the quality of the football played on the field is not yet at the levels of La Liga; Serie A or the English Premiership. But from a commercialisation perspective, the PSL is perhaps in the best 10 leagues around the world.
Competitively, ours is among the most unpredictable with at least 4 or 5 teams considered likely to win the league at the start of a season.
This makes PSL one of the most exciting leagues around. No wonder pay-TV group MultiChoice continues to pay top dollar for the rights to broadcast the games.
However, unless the administrators of our top league raise their game in terms of managing the sport, the future of our football is in danger.