Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
1 minute read
2 Sep 2019
3:36 pm

SA players need to learn from foreign counterparts

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

South African players often take for granted the privilege that comes with choosing football as a career and focusing on the sport from an early age to adulthood.

Baroka FC's new striker Richard Mbulu, chairman Khurishi Mphahlele and coach Wedson Nyirenda.

During the Africa Cup on Nations tournament you often read stories about some players from small countries like Madagascar and Cape Verde having fulltime jobs as policemen and teachers in their country, while South African players earn their living through football, yet they still perform below par. The commitment and discipline shown by players from outside of South Africa is commendable. Mozambican striker Richard Mbulu and Madagascan play maker midfielder Andriamirado ‘Dax’ Andrianarimanana relocated to South Africa after they were signed by Baroka FC and Kaizer Chiefs respectively. Dax worked at a hotel in Madagascar before he caught the eye...