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Why is our national soccer team so bad?

09 January 2013, 08:11
Golf, Rugby, Swimming, Paralympics... we seem to stay up there in the Gold and Silver departments but Soccer?

I am not one of those hard core sports fans who can churn out facts about players and whatnot, but I do know that in a nation of 50 million people and access to the latest in scientific sports training strategies we should at least feature SOMEWHERE on the radar.

I mean heck, just Google 'Bafana Bafana rankings' and you will see that we are 21st IN AFRICA...

What do the 20 African countries above us have that we don't? South Africa is supposed to be the economic powerhouse of Africa, surely we could have programs that develop talent and train them to um... win... something?

Anyhoo... I look forward to your thoughts and comments on what makes us so terrible at this game.
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