SA soccer worries ANCYL

2013-09-19 19:00
ANCYL (File)
Johannesbur - The ANCYL have expressed concern on Thursday at what it described as the weaknesses of development structures in South African soccer.

"The fact that we have been failing to qualify for any major international tournaments, AFCON and FIFA World Cup, expresses a deep-seated crisis with the development structures," said African National Congress Youth League spokesman Bandile Masuku.

The league called on the South African Football Association (SAFA) to provide solid leadership with a solid vision in soccer.

Masuku said Safa should roll out plans to have the national youth teams playing frequently, for youngsters to gain exposure and a competitive advantage that would add value to Bafana Bafana in future.

The league also proposed the inclusion of females in SAFA's national executive committee.

"We raise this because the current committee has only two females out of 40 members.

"This situation undermines our collective drive as a nation towards the transformation of all our institutions to be gender representative."

The ANCYL urged SARU to develop rugby in the rural areas to ensure black people were included in the sport.

Masuku said the inclusion of blacks in rugby was slow.

"They must have a direct hand in the establishment and strengthening of school rugby tournaments in black communities," he said.

Read more on:    ancyl  |  saru  |  safa  |  psl  |  johannesburg  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.