Lucas Radebe And David Nyathi Join SAFA
SAFA has roped in Lucas Radebe in their Technical Committee as part of their effort to consolidated its committee.
Radebe has often criticised SAFA and at one time offered to run for president of the footballing body.
He is expected to throw in his wealth of experience and expertise to drive South African football in the right direction.
SAFA has also incorporated several ex-footballers and coaches into its structures.
The committee is chaired by Safa NEC senior member, Jack Maluleka, who himself was an accomplished soccer player.
Radebe, former Bafana Bafana and Leeds United legend, is back in the committee and joins another decorated player David Nyathi in the set up.
The committee is also made up of Boobie Solomons, Farouk Khan, Sudesh Singh and president of the SA Football Coaches Association, Greg Mashilo.
All national team coaches form part of the Technical Committee as well as the Technical Director.
Maluleka’s deputy is football legend, Buddha Mathathe, who is also the president of the SA Masters and Legends Association.
During the NEC meeting held at Safa House on Saturday, it was resolved that the Technical Committee is a vital component of football development and as a result should be beefed up.
“The aim of consolidating the Technical Committee is to make sure that our national teams continue to qualify for major continental and global tournaments as prescribed in Safa’s Vision 2022 blueprint. We also want all of our teams to start making a huge impact in most of these global showpieces,” said Maluleka.
Other soccer legends Brian Baloyi and Fabian McCarthy are part of the Safa Marketing, Media and Commercial Committee.
The association has also roped in retired Judge Ronnie Pillay to head the new Ethics Committee whose members are mostly in the country’s legal gurus.