MR Jordaan, congratulations on your election as president of Safa. You have big plans for restructuring Safa, and fostering and pushing development.
I wish you luck here. This is something that should have been done with the start of unity in football 20-plus years ago.
Those who took over the reins then should have scrapped whatever national systems were in place, taken a year out and adopted national set-ups from successful countries in the rest of the world. Those short-sighted officials over the last two decades had forgotten about true blue amateur grassroots football and concentrated on the top, thereby having trampled grassroots football into the mud where it sits today, with no development.
You have inherited a bloated Safa gravy train with 90% of those on the Safa national and provincial gravy trains who are just in it for the money with no interest in the development and proper running of football. Surround yourself in your venture with the 10% genuine football administrators who have football at heart, and are not just there for the money and freebies they can get out of the beautiful game.
Realist, Port Elizabeth