Bafana Bafana

Mbalula: SAFA has met its transformation targets, but...

2016-04-25 16:44
Fikile Mbalula (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Despite meeting its transformation targets, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has criticised the South African Football Association (SAFA) for their "poor drive" into making soccer an official sport in private and Model C schools.

This comes after Mbalula suspended the privileges of SA Rugby, Cricket South Africa and Athletics SA from bidding for, and the hosting of, international tournaments due to a lack of transformation.

According to KickOff, the minister revealed that SAFA needs to reinvigorate their approach into getting the sport played in private and model C schools.

“In respect of the South African Football Association, I am delighted that SAFA has met its transformation targets,” he said.

“I will, however, issue a Ministerial directive to SAFA as a consequence of their poor drive to penetrate and roll out football in former Model C schools and private schools.”

Read more on:    safa  |  transformation  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

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.