The South African Football Coaches Association (SAFCA) congratulates South African businessman, philanthropist and club owner, Dr. Patrice Motsepe who was on Friday elected President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) unopposed.
Dr. Motsepe’s election comes at a time when African football is in dire straits and needs new vision to guide the continent to claim its rightful place in world football.
SAFCA hopes and believes that the election of Dr. Motsepe – the first CAF President from South Africa – will go a long way in addressing the interests of the COSAFA region in Africa, but more importantly, the interests of African football in the world.
We note, however, the absence of a technical vision in Dr Motsepe’s much celebrated 10-point Action Plan aimed at improving the standard of the game in Africa. While there are many off-the-field issues which have been a hindrance to the development of the game in the continent, the need for absence of technical vision is of key importance.
“Without the technical development and technical vision there is no game. If Dr. Motsepe’s election is going to be the game changer for African football, this should be the tactic. We hope to have these discussions with the newly-elected African football leadership soon,” says Greg Mashilo, President of SAFCA, pictured above.
SAFCA wishes Dr. Motsepe and CAF all the best in putting African football on a new growth path.