The game is surely up

2015-06-11 06:01

I DON’T know what is worse, our Soccer World Cup bid committee paying R120 million to a soccer body in the Americas, or Danny Jordaan trying to tell us with a straight face “this was not a bribe”.

The game is up as surely those millions were needed to fund our local­ soccer development as we were the first hosts to be eliminated in the initial stage of any Fifa World Cup?

We are not in the business of helping other nations develop their soccer skills - that is their responsibility, so telling us it was not bribe money is like President Jacob Zuma telling us his nearly R4 million Nkandla pool is not just for swimming in, but is mostly “for fire protection”.

That pool should not have cost more than R400 000 so our president and football administration are either heavily corrupt or utterly incompetent - either way, we are going nowhere with either of them.

Robert Nicola



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