Cape Town - The FIFA corruption scandal has recently brought SAFA’s suspicious $10m payment to light and now the ever-outspoken Matthew Booth has demanded to know where the World Cup Legacy Trust money has gone.
A lot has already been said about the payment of a huge sum of money to Carribean businessman Jack Warner under the guise of the Diaspora Legacy Programme but Booth also wants to know where the money from the World Cup went that was meant for grassroots development.
“Even before the World Cup we were on a downward spiral,” the retired Bafana defender told Sport24.
“We haven’t been able to stop it because we don’t have good grassroots development and certainly after the World Cup I was looking forward to that Legacy Trust being used at grassroots level, but that hasn’t happened.
“That’s the biggest disappointment for me.
“What’s more is that it seems that $10m was given as a gift to CONCACAF.
“Obviously it’s very suspicious but we can’t afford as an association to give away money like that.
“My two sons, who are besotted with football and thousands of other youngsters, are not going to see that money.
“I am waiting to see what is going to happen with that Legacy Fund. As far as it stands I have seen very little benefit there.”
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