Celebrities on how to fix SA sport

2011-12-23 12:03

DJ Black Coffee: “Our sport can get better by undergoing therapy. Most of our stories are “from rags to riches” tales which means there must be proper guidance for athletes to preserve what they work hard for.

Most stars can’t handle the pressure once they are famous.”

YFM Presenter Hlelo Masina - “I would like to see more women not only involved in sport but also attending matches. My perception of sport has changed since I attended a cricket match at the Wanderers Stadium earlier this year.”

Comedian David Kau: “The Minister of Sport (Fikile Mbalula) should apply the same energy in boxing he did in rugby and cricket.”

Musicia Arthur Mafokate: “We need to involve relevant people such as Lucas Radebe in key administration positionst. If the question is: do we have relevant leaders in sport? The answer is a big No!

Television and radio personality Penny Lebyane: “The revival of school sport should be top on the agenda.

If you spend time working hard you will get rewards as it happened with Orlando Pirates.

It was exciting to watch from the stands as the cricket saga unfolded and Safa dropping the ball with Bafana thinking they had qualified.

I also liked the idea of the sports awards but sorry I don’t want to see Americans again.

Former Miss SA Claudia Henkel: “I cannot say much about the CSA scandal because I did not follow it very closely, but if there is solid evidence of wrongdoing, those found guilty must be punished accordingly.”

Musician Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse: “The level of fitness on players and leadership skills should be improved.

We need hard-training boxers. We also need dedicated mentors in sport.”

Rapper Jabulani Tsambo, aka HHP: “I would like to see the rise of boxing and less of Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates matches. I lost so much money on Pirates and Chiefs because I didn’t know who to bet for as they played too many games and next year I don’t want to go through the same thing again. On a more serious note, I would like to see former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe take over as the national team coach.”

Musician Yvonne “Princess of Africa” Chaka Chaka:
“I honestly don’t like watching people hitting each other for nothing though in boxing they do it for love and prestige. Self-confidence should be instilled in our boxers. Look at the Americans, although they are certainly not my favourites, their confidence stands out.”

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