How much longer can we go on like this?
At which point are the bosses at the South African Football Association (Safa) going to admit that a change is needed there in order for our national team to rise again?
Or do we have to start a revolution? Because it seems like they don’t give a damn.
The biggest problem in South African football is administrators pulling the strings behind the scenes who keep their jobs and positions of influence and power through good times and bad.
We see it at Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns and this is the case in the national set-up too.
Coaches keep falling and taking the blame.
Since winning Afcon in 1996, Bafana Bafana have had 21 coaching changes with 13 different men in charge.
Clearly that’s not where the problem lies.
It’s as if our football bosses can’t admit there is a problem.
After every failed qualifying campaign there is some rubbish talk about vision what-what and I, like all of you I’m sure, am sick of it.
It’s like they are trying to take our attention away from the problem at hand by pointing fingers at a target in the distance saying “Don’t worry! We are not doing well, but by this year we will be on track”.
How they expect that, without any real changes to the system, is nothing short of expecting a miracle.
Bafana still had hope of qualifying for next year’s World Cup but they needed to rise to the occasion against Senegal and they couldn’t even score one goal, couldn’t even make a real game of it.
I don’t have all the answers, but I do know that with the talent we have, we should not be struggling to qualify for major tournaments.
We have guys here who have experience of winning Afcon, experience of qualifying for the World Cup and even winning a World Cup match, yet their expertise is not being tapped into.
Stuart Baxter is trying to by bringing Andre Arendse and Aaron Mokoena in as advisors.
But the problems run far deeper than team level and my worry is that it will continue like that and the next time we see a World Cup is as hosts again.