Former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe undeterred in pursuit of top SAFA job
Posted: 1 March 2018 Time: 19:30
Former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe says he still harbours ambitions of one day leading SAFA, despite being declared ineligible for this year’s presidential elections.
Radebe last year publicly expressed his interest in challenging incumbent SAFA president Danny Jordaan for the top job in South African football .
However, the Football Transformation Forum (FTF) declared the 48-year-old retired defender ineligible for candidacy, as rules prohibit presidential hopefuls who have served less than five years within the national or regional structures.
Despite this, Radebe remains adamant on running for association president in the future and is willing to follow the necessary course to the top.
"Forget the politics about the positions within SAFA, it’s about being there and making an impact and ensuring the implementation,” said Radebe.
“For me, it doesn’t make sense to be there [in SAFA] and not making an impact or making changes, but I would like to be there to serve the game that provided for me all my career.
“I want to be part of the association that will bring South Africa to the best that we can be, especially in terms of the succession plans that we have with coaches.
“I’m in the technical committee at the moment, which is great for me and is a good level of entry. I will learn a lot and I still want to learn about football. In order to do that you have to be involved.”