Monday Nov 13, 2017. 18:00
With Danny Jordaan’s tenure as the South African Football Association boss set to end next year, former Bafana Bafana skipper Lucas Radebe is ready to lead the FA as president.
Media reports indicate that the Leeds United legend has revealed his interest in leading the association as he believes it is time for new ideas.
SAFA regions are set to vote on who the right man is to take charge as Jordaan is set to vacate his office at the FNB Stadium.
‘Rhoo’ skippered the 1996 African champions at the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups in France and South Korea/Japan. He also played for Leeds for more than a decade.
“You know, it has been on my thoughts actually. Yes, I’m interested. They say you want to be affiliated somewhere in order to stand for elections,” said the ex-Kaizer Chiefs defender to IOL.
“I’m currently affiliated to SAFA, since I’m serving on the technical committee.
“I believe that in order for us to see improvement and progress, you need new ideas. The football is getting younger and younger. There’s more money in it. We need to evolve. There must be a shift for improvement.
“We need more people with new ideas to come in and take our football to another level.
“Yes, I’m still in the technical committee and it also helps to see what is going on in the association. It also creates more interest in wanting to see our football progress.
“I’m interested in making sure that our country becomes one of the powerful nations in Africa. Let us get involved.”