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.”