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Reader's views on overseas stars etc... 24/02/04
The SASoccer365 readers voice their opinions on whether the national team should welcome back the likes of Shaun Bartlett, the comments made by Ajax boss John Comitis and more...

"SAFA must advertise the position"
In this case there's no right way or wrong way of doing it. SAFA will be acting within their rights and legal boundaries by going eithe way (advertise or approach).
Both ways have got their advantages and disadvantages:
Advertise: This will open the scope of the possible coaches that SAFA is not aware of. It also gives everybody a chance to take the hot seat and that's only fair.

The disadvantage might be the administration of the process...it will take long and cost more (view CV, short list, interview, short list again, interview and wait for the appointment date) and in between of all these events there's going to be a lot of 'consultation...you end up with new committees (i.e. assessmentcom) and thus more costs.
Coach's record (approach): Even if you advertise, this aspect (coach's record) will play a major role on appointment. This process (approach style) might not take long. Which will be a plus for a coach for he/she will have more time to prepare.
But, like I said before, this will be very much unfair. Also, you don't want a situation where an employee says to an employer "you came to me, I didn't come to you".

Cause this can cause all sorts of problems. A coach might think he/she is "above" his/her employers and becomes big headed.
My verdict is that SAFA must advertise the position, and whoever  is willing and determined enough to take the hot seat, will apply.

If you feel that you can't apply, or you are too good to apply...maybe you might just as well be too scared to take the responsibility...A coach who knows that he/she is good to take the position, will apply.
Cape Town

"We don't need them"

We definitely don't need such people like Bartlet who are only interested to be part of Bafana to serve their own interests.

Him and these other unpatriotic players like Benni, Mark Fish and Quinton Fortune forget that Bafana made them and they are millionaires today because of using Banana as a marketing tool at the expense of the tax payers money which contributes towards paying for all their expenses while they are on national duty.
Jay Jay Okocha is a superstar at his club but he honored the national team call up and went on to give a spirited performance for Nigeria.

Bartlett and co will have their body there but their mind and passion is long gone. the latter are 2 important things you cannot force into someone's head and to see that look at the performance by Jay Jay Okocha who is better than the three combined together.
They must go to hell.


"Once bitten twice shy does not apply to Safa."

The development of quality has been stalled because of the national teams dependance on guys like Benni, Shaun and Fortune.

Safa is to blame for this short-coming, if they had started five years ago to develop at least two players for each one of these guys then we would not have the problems that we took to Tunisia.

But no, we settle for Nomvethe, and although he scored a great goal against Benin he is not WORLD CLASS, I mean really
now who is BENIN? and Patrick Mayo, the brutha can't find his feet at Chiefs but he gets selected to play in an INTERNATIONAL tournament against the likes of Kanu and Okocha who have stamped their authority in the world best league.

Passion is something that grows but it seems to be killed off by the assassins of Safa who aimlessly shoot themselves in the head and now look for excuses to cover up their distinct odour of 'loser eau de toilette'

And then we the public turn our backs on people who have already turned their backs on us, once bitten twice shy is a saying that definitely does not apply to Safa.

Danie Jordan C.E.O SAprayer committee for 2010 World Cup

Mandla, East London

"Stop your paranoia!"

I really believe that John Comitis is making a fool of himself about what Mr Motaung said, as far as I understood the column he wrote Mr Motaung never suggested that Gordon should coach Bafana he was only acknowledging what Gordon has done.

It is a fact that Gordon has achieved more than any other coach in this country and no one can take that away even Mr Comitis himself appointed Gordon based on this merit and now when other people acknowledge that he gets paranoid .
If Mr Motaung wanted to destabilize Ajax he wouldn't have said that he doesn't subscribe to Gordon's tactics it shows the man is Gordon's fan period, please Mr comitis stop bringing your personal vendettas into this game - our soccer is going down 'cause of people like you who bear grudges,

You can tell from your comment about the venue change for the Kaizer Chiefs and Black Leopards game, one can just read between the lines that you've got a lot to say about certain individuals.
Stop your paranoia and concentrate on building your team.

May God bless the coach and his new leopards!


Mr editor,I just want to wish mr Shakes Mashaba good luck to his new coaching job at Black leopards FC..

He is a very good coach and I strongly believe that he can turn the team's fortunes around. The team's management should leave the coaching job to him and knowing him, Shakes will put their team on a better position on the psl log.

May God bless the coach and his new leopards!



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