Safa is failing our football fraternity - Skhosana

Skhosana said rather than looking at the team performances, focus must be put on Safa.

SAFA House. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates striker Jerry Skhosana has laid the failings of the national team squarely on the shoulders of South African Football Association (Safa).

Coach Gordon Igesund's position is also in limbo but any decision on his future will have to wait until after the Safa presidential elections are over.

Speaking about Bafana's lack of success in recent years Skhosana said rather than looking at the team performances, focus must be put on the association.

"There is a lot said about this. You don't look at Bafana Bafana you look at the association because that's where the buck stops.

"The fighting in the Safa house is causing this national team of ours to fail."

Bafana's lack of success is in stark contrast with Skhosana's former team's progress on the continent.

Orlando Pirates continue their quest to win the Caf Champions league when they take on Congo's AC Leopards on Saturday in Brazzerville.

A victory for the Buccaneers would see them secure a spot in the semifinal of the competition and salvage some pride for South African football following their quarterfinal exit at Afcon earlier this year and their failure to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

(Edited Leeto M. Khoza)