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PSL threaten to scrap NFD

2012-07-31 13:29

Johannesburg - The National First Division could soon be a thing of the past in South Africa after the organisation infuriated the Premier Soccer League by demanding a bigger slice of the financial pie.

The 16 NFD clubs had boycotted the most recent PSL meeting after demanding a bigger share of television and sponsorship revenue ahead of the new season.

However, the PSL have been left thoroughly unimpressed with the organisation's tactics and look unwilling to offer the second division teams anything more than the R200 000 monthly grant they each already receive.

Furthermore, the NFD maybe be told to go their own way in terms of gaining financial support to maintain the running of the division.

"It's a tough call because from a sporting perspective it is good to have a second tier to our league," a senior PSL official is quoted as saying in The Sowetan.

"But on the other hand, what do the NFD clubs bring us? There are no sponsors queuing up and TV is not interested.

"They bring nothing to the table but they want to share the cake. It's unrealistic."

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Comments
  • Hansie.Crook - 2012-07-31 14:01

    Stupid!!!!! If you leave the NFD to its own divices, Who will feed the PSL with new teams?????? What will happen to the quality of players/teams that get promoted to the PSL???? Joke!

      philani.goba - 2012-07-31 14:27

      even PSL should be a thing of the past, the national team too!! the whole lot, men, women soccer as a whole should be played professionally in this country. what's the point.

      Hansie.Crook - 2012-07-31 14:39

      Mr Kcpah - I think thats too radical. Its more radical than the ANCYL economic freedom policies. Do you have any idea how many families would starve because of that decision?????? Who will support them??? From your tax money?

  • danmotaung - 2012-07-31 14:43

    This is an absolute bull dung. What these PSL bafoons mean is that they are willing to kill soccer in SA for the sake of protecting the elites in the PSL. I hope someone with enough money to spare can sponsor a break away league the same way as former NPSL and NSL. The very same PSL relies on us at the lower divisions for a constant supply of players and teams to the PSL but refuse to finance the development at those levels. Their actions are tantamount to cutting off your nose to spite your face. Shameless morons.

      Hansie.Crook - 2012-07-31 15:07

      The Andile Jalis, Mbulelo Mabizelas and Happy Jeles all come straight from the NFD...

  • thabanisamu.mlambo - 2012-07-31 14:53

    What is wrong with negotiating for (or even demanding) a bigger slice of revenue. My ration & logic tells me that if you were to improve the standard of the 2nd division football (that is to buy and /or groom quality players, coaches, officials, FIFA standard pitches, etc) money would be a pre requisite. Where did the revenue generated from Fifa World Cup 2010, geared particularly for the grassroot soccer development go? Isn't NFD a feeder to PSL? But why am I surprised, where Dr Khoza is concerned, there would always be controversy!

  • danmotaung - 2012-07-31 15:06

    @ Thabani, the money from 2010 World Cup has been kept somewhere to fund the idiots' lifestyles. Teams from the lower divisions play on clay or gravel fields and use tractors, bakkies or lorries to honour their fixtures. In the previous season only, we buried more than ten players who died while riding on these bakkies. The only thing they know is to hold fruitless meetings.

  • danmotaung - 2012-07-31 15:07

    @ Thabani, the money from 2010 World Cup has been kept somewhere to fund the idiots' lifestyles. Teams from the lower divisions play on clay or gravel fields and use tractors, bakkies or lorries to honour their fixtures. In the previous season only, we buried more than ten players who died while riding on these bakkies. The only thing they know is to hold fruitless meetings.

  • tsepo.jones - 2012-07-31 15:16

    These PSL bosses are only concerned on making bonuses for themselves without considering the financial position of the teams below. this is really a mickey mouse league.

  • LordJerry007 - 2012-07-31 19:28

    The PSL is right... This is not an NGO if you want more then you must prove ur worth... They mus negotiate their own deals finish and klaar

  • lincoln.nkosi - 2012-08-02 01:31

    What TV rights tell me if you enjoy watching NFD teams play. Where are the crowds??? The sponsors are not interested.

  • ediba.ngambo - 2012-08-03 16:20

    This guy is really not only stupid but ignorant as well. isn't he one of those getting the BEE insulted? What kind of reasoning is this? Who is this guy ?

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