Masinga urges former players to join SAFA

Former Bafana Bafana striker Philemon Masinga calls former players to get active in SA Football Association.

Philemon Masinga with Clive Barker

JOHANNESBURG - Former Bafana Bafana striker Philemon Masinga has called on more former football players to play an active role in the running of the South African Football Association (SAFA).

The association's elections will take place in Sandton late next month, however the presidential candidates are yet to be formally announced.

Masinga says it's about time former players put their hands up for leadership positions in the association.

"In the future we want to see a few of our players sitting on the National Executive committee of SAFA and contributing in the game they played. We have been isolated for many years and now is the time where we start being visible."

Masinga says he backs former Bafana captain Lucas Radebe to be a future SAFA president.

"I would like to see Lucas say that he wants to be a president knowing that he belongs to a certain structure that is part of SAFA. In SAFA you don't just become president because you are a popular person. You need votes."