Sports ministry not so honorable?

2016-09-23 06:47

“My Sports point of View”

@RSA minofsport @FikileMbalula are you administering sport, a political puppet or on the gravy train?

We need people (administrators) in sport who are in it because of their passion and love for it. Of course they need to be compensated for their time and efforts, but that should be seen merely as a ‘bonus’.

How is it possible that we can have an athlete who returns from an Olympics game (the toughest competition in the world), but don’t receive her salary on time? Does SASCOC owe any of Mr. Tubby Reddy or Mr. Gideon Sam unpaid salaries? I strongly doubt that.

The athletes are required to meet certain targets (qualifying times) in order to compete in the Olympics set by IAAF and then on top of that Sascoc impose another qualifying time. Does any of the administrators have key performance areas and do they EVER meet it? Again, I doubt it, but they will remain in their positions and possibly earn unwarranted bonuses.

Honorable Minister of Sport – why do you need to form part of a meeting to discuss an athlete’s salary? Perhaps pulling ranks and abusing your title to threaten International exile? Do your job or get out!

None of the ten medals (and more to follow after the Paralympics) is the work of any of the administrators. It is all the sweat and pain of the athletes.

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