Editorials
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30 Mar 2021
6:32 am

Safa top dogs must step up or opt out

Editorials

Molefi Ntseki may well lose his job in the coming days, but Bafana’s toils speak of a systemic failure that goes way beyond the head coach.

Safa President Danny Jordaan addressing the media. Picture: BackpagePix

Bafana Bafana’s calamitous failure to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) is just the latest of a long line of disasters from the men’s senior national team. Molefi Ntseki’s side slumped to a 2-0 defeat to Sudan in Omdurman on Sunday, a result that meant Sudan, and not Bafana, joined Ghana in the finals in Cameroon next year. This will be the second finals in a row where the number of teams competing has increased from 16 to 24, theoretically making it easier to qualify. Bafana, however, don’t know the meaning of making anything easy and needed...