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Phakaaathi Reporter
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13 Nov 2017
10:27 am

Lucas Radebe keen to be the next Safa president

Phakaaathi Reporter

Former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe believes it is time for a former player to take over South African football.

Lucas Radebe (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

‘Rhoo’, as Radebe is affectionately known in football, says he would welcome the challenge of being the next president of the SA Football Association.

Danny Jordaan’s term is coming to an end next year, and the Safa regions will then vote for the new president.

“Yes, I’m interested. They say you want to be affiliated somewhere in order to stand for elections. I’m currently affiliated to Safa, since I’m serving on the technical committee,” said Radebe.

“I believe that in order for us to see improvement and progress, you need new ideas. The football is getting younger and younger. There’s more money in it. We need to evolve. There must be a shift for improvement.

“We need more people with new ideas to come in and take our football to another level,” added the former Leeds United skipper.

“I’m still in the technical committee, and it also helps to see what is going on in the association. It also creates more interest in wanting to see our football progress.

“I’m interested in making sure that our country becomes one of the powerful nations in Africa. Let us get involved.

“Let us come together and make sure that at least we try and work together. All the professional minds. Surely there’s a lot of talent out there of ex-players. There must be a shift,” Radebe concluded.