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Thu Apr 17 17:27:39 SAST 2014

Radebe ready to help

CANAAN MDLETSHE | 11 July, 2012 09:010 Comments
Lucas Radebe during the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Commitee team announcement from Olympic House on June 06, 2012 in Pretoria
Image by: Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images

LUCAS Radebe is ready to help Bafana Bafana.

The former national captain on Tuesday pledged his support and willingness to play a “bigger role” in making sure South African football improves.

Radebe said he had not been approached, but “I have the interest of contributing to the game...to share my experience with the local football”.

 He said it need not only be at national level, but at grassroots “to make sure that our football improves and our development structures improve”.

 “One has vast experience and we would like to impart it, to share it and contribute to development,” he said.

While Radebe has never been a coach, he said he would want to be involved in football structures at some stage.

“I have the interest in the game, to share my experience, not only at national team, but in development.

“For me, it’’s time we put our structures right. There’’s so much happening [in our football] at the moment with rumours of changing of management. Why can’’t we qualify for Africa Cup of Nations for three years in a row, why can’’t we be powerhouse of African football?

“Former footballers must be involved. They must run football. Former players contributed so much in the game and for us to sit on the sidelines and do nothing is not right. There’’s a lot of us with experience who can make our football improve. We’’ve got improve and produce more players to play abroad so they can contribute to the national team. The experience of playing abroad is vital,” he said.

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