Cape Town - South African Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan has lashed out at the state of football in South Africa after a disastrous 2018 Soccer World Cup qualifying campaign.
SAFA held its annual congress on Sunday, December 3 which saw the Association record a R23.1 million profit.
Bafana Bafana's failure to secure a spot for Russia 2018 meant the men's national side last qualified for a World Cup in 2002.
Jordaan lashed out at coach Stuart Baxter's recent failures as a major setback for the association’s vision.
However, Jordaan said the fact that the junior national teams (Under-17 and Under-20) qualified for the FIFA World Cup as well as the Olympics gives a base for future success.
Bafana dropped seven places to 81st in the latest FIFA world rankings after suffering back-to-back defeats to Senegal which saw them drop to their lowest ranking since 2012.
SAFA’s investment of over R100 million in the National Technical Centre was cited by Jordaan as a commitment to develop a global benchmark of the development of internationally competitive teams.