- Former Bafana Bafana striker Siyabonga Nomvethe feels that the election of Samuel Eto'o as Cameroon Football Federation president is a step in the right direction for African football
- The current Amazulu assistant that the likes of Eto'o's experience and influence is required by other associations on the planet
- Recently, Didier Drogba tried for high office in Ivory Coast's football hierarchy but was unsuccessful
Former South Africa and Kaizer Chiefs striker Siyabonga Nomvethe is all for footballing greats in the continent taking over in offices of power in the sport.
The Bafana Bafana legend, now an assistant coach at DStv Premiership side Amazulu, said this on the back of Samuel Eto'o's election as the president of the Cameroon Football Federation last year. This inspired Didier Drogba to try running for the same office in the Ivory Coast, but his bid was unsuccessful.
Sports Brief also reported on how another legend in Doctor Khumalo was of the opinion that the great Lucas Radebe was looking to try something similar at the South African Football Association.
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According to the Citizen, Nomvethe said:
“It is a big thing and we appreciate that happening especially because they were big players in their time. They played at the top level and made their name. It is important for people like them to get into leadership positions in their local associations and impart the knowledge that they have acquired."
“It brings us back to the fact that former players are the best for taking our game forward. Their progress is inspiring us that we need to take ownership of our football.”
Siyabonga Nomvethe takes a shot at Rulani Mokwena, saying that Mamelodi Sundowns has all the best players
First, it was Mandla Ncikazi, and now it is Siyabonga Nomvete who has joined on the chorus of people bemoaning Mamelodi Sundowns' spending power.
As reported by Sports Brief, Nomvethe, an assistant coach at Amazulu, believes that the Brazilians' limitless budget means that they will dominate the DStv Premiership for a while yet, boasting 75% of the league's best players.
Orlando Pirates co-coach Mandla Ncikazi had said that Sundowns does its shopping at Woolworths, while the other teams did son at Pick n Pay.
Source: Sports Brief News