De Sa backs Radebe for top SAFA job


Lucas Radebe has what it takes to take over as president of the South Africa Football Association (SAFA), according to Roger de Sa.


The national governing body have limped from one disaster to the next in recent times, leading to calls for a change at the top, where Danny Jordaan has been at the helm since 2013.


Former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper De Sa feels football should go the way of their cricket counterparts in turning to a former national team captain, with Graeme Smith having recently taken the reigns as Director of Cricket at Cricket South Africa.


“We need people that can speak like Lucas with a lot of experience to head the federation,” De Sa told the South African Football Journalists Association (Safja).


“He also made his name in Europe, but does he want it [the job]? I doubt it. He will be a great leader in football. He would probably need to have a good team around him.


“It’s nice to see ex-professionals lead the game. Graeme Smith is now doing it in cricket, so we need others (former players) to lead football.”


Radebe was ineligible to run for president in the 2018 elections as he didn’t meet the requirement of serving five years in the SAFA structures.

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