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Mbalula: Quit being a "coffee-creamer" nation

2014-07-14 12:04
Fikile Mbalula (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Fikile Mbalula is calling for an immediate end to the "quick-fix" mentality currently in place in South African soccer. 

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Mbalula, the minister of Sports and Recreation, was speaking to EWN prior to the final of the 2014 Soccer World Cup final.

Mbalula would like to see a mentality shift from what he called a "coffee-creamer" or "Ricoffy" mindset where results are demanded instantly without a solid base to a more realistic view where results are based on a long term vision with sound developmental structures in place.

The outspoken minister is favouring a complete overhaul at SAFA when it comes to their perspective and vision and wants the new Bafana Bafana coach to be on board with the long term plans for South African soccer.

Mbalula recommends involving our experienced players in the system where such players knowledge can be infiltrated down the system.  

The sports minister again reiterated the long term view that the new coach should have and highlighted using local youngsters to kick start this new era in South African soccer.

Mbalula congratulated Brazil for hosting a successful World Cup despite the difficult circumstances in the country but boasted that the 2014 tournament was not as a successful as South Africa's version in 2010.

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