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Roger De Sa believes Lucas Radebe would be a good SAFA president

Lucas Radebe (Gallo Images)
Lucas Radebe (Gallo Images)

Former Orlando Pirates head coach Roger De Sa reckons former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe has what it takes to be the next South Africa Football Association (SAFA) president.

De Sa believes Radebe's vast experience as a footballer would be a great boon for the governing body, although he is not sure whether the former Leeds United defender would be interested in the position.

"We need people that can speak like Lucas with a lot of experience to head the federation," De Sa told Daily Sun.

"He also made his name in Europe, but does he want it (the job)? I doubt it. He will be a great leader in football. He would probably need to have a good team around him.

"It's nice to see ex-professionals lead the game. Graeme Smith (Director of Cricket at Cricket SA) is now doing it in cricket, so we need others (former players) to lead football."

In 2018, Radebe was ineligible for the position as SAFA president as he didn't meet the requirements, and Danny Jordaan was re-elected unopposed.

- TEAMtalk media

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