Another white chief for football

2011-12-17 15:05

Let me congratulate Stan Matthews on his appointment as the Premier Soccer League (PSL) chief executive.

I have no doubt that he will perform well, given his experience in football.

I have a question to the football authorities though, and this should not be construed as being racist, please. Why is it that chief executives in football are always white?

The South African Football Association has a white chief executive as does the PSL.

As a black person, I feel insulted by this state of affairs in our football.

Are they trying to tell us there is no suitable black candidate in a country whose majority is black?

Surely time will tell.

History will judge the chairperson of the PSL harshly as he seems to be obsessed with white people.

First it was Trevor Phillips, then Robin Peterson, Kjetil Siem and now Stan Matthews.

Are we saying white people are more clever than blacks or is it a question of white people towing the line and blacks not being pushovers?

This reminds me of an old, ugly saying, “Sethlare sa motho o montsho ke lekgowa”, meaning whites will always have solutions for blacks.

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