Cape Town - Matthew
Booth believes Neil Tovey will start his job on the back foot after he was
appointed as SAFA’s Technical Director in controversial circumstances.
appointment was slammed
by the South African Football Coaches Association (SAFCA) who believed that
they ought to have been consulted in the decision-making process.
acknowledges the fact that the controversy has made Tovey’s job all the more
difficult, but did not want to be drawn into whether or not SAFA followed the
correct procedure in appointing the former AFCON-winning captain.
make this clear: I am not too sure on the protocol that was supposed to be
followed but perhaps they did not follow the right protocol,” Booth told Sport24.
so, it puts him on the back foot and creates some animosity between the two
(Tovey and SAFCA) but I still feel that it is a good appointment merely from
the point of view that he’s been around the block.
has had success at club level, he knows the developmental systems inside-out
and he has had success as a player and that commands instant respect. unlike
having just another political appointment.”