STATEMENT ISSUED BY CEDRIC FROLICK, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON ON SPORT AND RECREATION
national soccer squad is experiencing many difficulties in picking quality
players to play for Bafana Bafana; international players who are playing
overseas are not available for selection for the South African team.
The same thing is happening at local club level, where there is no guarantee
that a player at this level, will be available for selection to the national
The UDM suggests that the South African Football Association (SAFA) get its
house in order as is happening in other sport-codes such as rugby and cricket.
SAFA will have to consider contracting players.
The UDM calls on SAFA to draft a long-term plan for the soccer fraternity of our
country, to avoid possible problems that will adversely affect our squad, with
negative results. South Africa cannot afford, and will not support, any idea
that will cause Bafana Bafana to lose in the end.
SAFA must make sure that the best players are available for best
quality soccer matches.
Cedric Frolick, MP
UDM Spokesperson for Sport and Recreation
26 April 2000