Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
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6 Aug 2018
5:02 pm

Safa dropped the ball on development – Koumantarakis

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

Former AmaZulu and Manning Rangers striker George Koumantarakis says the South African Football Association (Safa) has not done enough to improve development structures in the country.

George Koumantarakis takes a drink at the South African soccer training at Bloemfontein in South Africa. Photo Credit : - Tertius Pickard Gallo Images.

In an interview with Phakaaathi, the former FC Basel striker added that very little was done to set up proper development ranks that can yield good results.

“Safa has dropped the ball in the past 10, 20 years in respect to development,” Koumantarakis told Phakaaathi.

“They keep on talking about development but they do nothing. And when they do something it is really not geared how it should be. We were lucky to go through the right structures and play regular football, where you played 30 games a season at amateur level, playing structured games with referees and linesmen. It was regular football under the right conditions.”