Bucs, Chiefs set for FIFA visits

Soweto Derby

The FIFA Professional Football Department are currently conducting a worldwide ‘FIFA Professional Football Case Studies’, with Pirates and Chiefs included on their agenda.

"The case studies aims to showcase successful leagues, clubs, players’ associations and other organisationsm," read a statement released by SAFA on Wednesday,

"It is in this respect that FIFA is sending a delegation to South Africa to undertake part of a series of such studies and would like to learn how clubs in South Africa are run.

"They will pay special attention to two Soweto giants, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. The project will be led by Andres Portabella, who is a FIFA Professional Football Advisor, and Ahmed Harraz, who is the Club Licensing manager."

Portabella and Harraz, along with other FIFA representatives, will visit the Buccaneers on January 22-23 to conduct interviews and interact with players and club officials.

The same process will take place at Amakhosi's base in Naturena on January 24-25.

The findings of these case studies will then be presented and published by FIFA in March, according to the statement.