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Tovey's solution for SA's scoring woes

2016-08-18 19:59

Cape Town - SAFA Technical Director Neil Tovey has revealed the football association's solution for the ongoing problem in South African football of not scoring enough goals.

The inability to score enough goals is a problem that has blighted the local game for many seasons.

The recent under-performance of the South Africa under-23 side at the Rio Olympics highlighted the problem - Owen Da Gama's men scored just once in three matches.

In addition, only Mamelodi Sundowns got close to scoring on average two goals-a-match in a 30-game season in 2015/16 with 55 strikes. No other side in the Absa Premiership got close to this mark.

Nonetheless, Tovey believes the solution lies in offering specialised coaching at club level.

He told Soccer Laduma: "The problem is an issue that points to where the players are coached...we need to bring in systems where this problem of making the right decisions in the final third gets coached, along with the scoring of goals."

Tovey added: "I think it is now time to bring in specialists to address those areas up front, as they can assist in our youth development structures. We need people to teach our kids to score and strike a ball from a young age."

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