Soccer is a transformed sport

2014-04-30 12:52
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Soccer is a transformed sport. In the 1995 team that won the ACN we had a mixed team of player who were selected on merit. At the time we had a lot of white players in the professional league which for some reason have dried up. If you remember well up to 1992 we had separate race based leagues and soccer development. We had a few 'white', 'coloured and 'Indian' team that joined the black league earlier e.g arcadia, hellenic, spurs, lenasia dynamos, rangers. A number of players of other races joined black teams directly from the clubs from the other race leagues even at the height of apartheid. For some obscure reasons all those clubs, schools in traditionally white and Indian areas that traditionally played soccer disappeared. What happened to the resources and facilities? As a soccer supporter I can confidently say that race is not an issue in soccer and it has been proven beyond reasonable doubt. The question is why are the the white kids no longer playing soccer in large numbers as they did before unification.

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