Ex-Bucs star moves into women's football


While there have been complaints about lack of support for South African women's football, former Orlando Pirates defender Kamaal Sait has taken it upon himself to make a difference.

The 48-year-old, who retired in 2004, is currently working on developing top professional players and coaches through The Footballers Lab, as he feels the country is not doing enough for the women's game.

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"We run a business 'The Footballers Lab' – our focus is on ladies' soccer. We want to improve them mentally and on the pitch," Sait tells KickOff.com.

"We do fitness, coaching and other things that we only see in male teams. We want to make sure we close the gap."

There have been many complaints about the lack of support from SAFA and the Department of Sport to empower former male and female players, and the former Cape Town Spurs star feels football's leaders can do more to grow the game.

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"SAFA of late is trying to support ex-players, they are trying their best, but I feel there's more that can be done," he adds.

"There should be more to be done in terms of education. Even the Department of Sport could do more in supporting the game."

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