SAFA President Danny Jordaan Calls for Squad Limits in PSL to Stop Senseless Signings by Clubs

SAFA President Danny Jordaan Calls for Squad Limits in PSL to Stop Senseless Signings by Clubs

  • South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan wants clubs in the Premier Soccer League to stop hoovering up talent only to not end up using it
  • Jordaan believes that a squad cap needs to be introduced in the top-flight that would reduce the size of certain squads
  • He said this using the justification that many football careers were stalled because players were lured by prestige and money by bigger clubs at the expense of crucial playing time

South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan is calling for the Premier Soccer League to limit squad sizes.

This is so that the trend of unnecessary signings of players by clubs with deep pockets, only to deny them much game-time, stalling their career progress. Jordaan believes that this system would create a space in which players have the necessary opportunity to grow properly while ensuring healthy competition within local football

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SAFA president Danny Jordaan wants PSL squad limits to stop the aste of talent, with Alex Heredia having warned Ronwen Williams against moving to Mamelodi Sundowns.
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According to TimesLIVE:

“Football players must play football. That’s a simple answer. If I’m in a squad where I know I’m not going to play a single match for a whole year, am I going to be motivated to train every day? That’s a simple answer. If I’m in a squad where I know I’m not going to play a single match for a whole year, am I going to be motivated to train every day?”

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Adding that the limit should be capped at 35 players, he added:

“We have players who came through development structures and they went to represent SA at the U17 Fifa World Cup, U20 World Cup and the Olympics in Tokyo. “Try and trace those players now. Where are they? That’s why I was asking about [Baroka FC goalkeeper Mondli] Mpoto.

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“Mpoto had a brilliant future as goalkeeper and what happened to him?”

Kick Off reported that former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper coach Alex Heredia recently warned SuperSport goalkeeper and national team captain Ronwen Williams against joining Mamelodi Sundowns for a similar reason.

Cape Town City striker Khanyisa Mayo discourages star defender Terrence Mashego from joining Kaizer Chiefs

Promising Cape Town City defender Terrence Mashego has been told to resist the temptation of joining Kaizer Chiefs ahead of next season.

As reported by Sports Brief, the warning came from teammate Khanyisa Mayo as the rising star continues to be strongly linked to the Amakhosi following his outstanding performances for the Cityzens.

He has become something of a mainstay in Hugo Broos' Bafana Bafana side as a result.

Source: Sports Brief News