Broos has become like a scratched record with his cry for the need to have a meeting with all the coaches of the 16 PSL clubs. That there's no one at Safa or PSL who has taken the initiative to deliver that meeting says a lot about the desire of the administrators, or lack thereof, to improve football.
Football in SA needs a total overhaul, a new thinking and of course new leaders whose main duty will be to empower the coaches and players and to build proper development structures throughout the country.
But we can't do all that when we don't want to admit that Broos is right when he says our standard is poor. First we need to admit that then ask ourselves what do we need to tackle this problem? The time for talk, and for fighting over petty issues instead of producing structures to develop our youth, must end.
Business will never take football leaders seriously when they squabble among themselves in boardrooms. We also need to do away from the shady characters in the game who scare off investors.
Broos was basically saying he alone as a Bafana coach cannot produce miracles. A winning Bafana will only emerge when we've tackled player development. And by player development we must mean everything, not just the talent but the people behind that talent too.
So, yes, let's cool down and stop being emotional about it and begin to think about how as a nation we can begin to improve our situation. And it's only once we've done that, that we can question Broos' logic.
Until then we have zero standing to argue with him.
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