Ndlanya challenges football leaders


Former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates striker Pollen Ndlanya has urged SAFA and the PSL to think about the legacy they will leave behind.

South African football's image took another dent in recent weeks after an apparent lack of unity from leaders was exposed ahead of the PSL's restart.

Despite havng months to sort out all logistical issues, when the PSL eventually proposed 18 July as a start date, SAFA's referees were not ready as the resumption date was pushed to 8 August.

Ndlanya believes as much as the leadership led by Irvin Khoza and Danny Jordan have been successful and are well respected in Africa, it is time for them to think about their legacy.

"Our leaders are currently our pillar of strength in our football," Ndlanya tells KickOff.com.

"They've done extremely well for the game, and now it's up to them to make sure they don't destroy what they've made. They must work on leaving a legacy.

"The late President Nelson Mandela did that. Andrew Mlangeni also did that. Keeping on doing things right will make sure they leave a legacy."

After the Nedbank Cup semi-finals involving Mamelodi Sundowns, Bidvest Wits, Bloemfontein Celtic and Baroka FC on Saturday, the Absa Preiership will resume on Tuesday, 11 August.

The GladAfrica Championship season, which is also concurrently being played in the Gauteng bio-bubble, kicks off on Sunday, 9 August.

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