SAFA presentation to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Sport Tuesday 08 November 2011
SUSTAINED NATIONAL TEAM SUCCESS THROUGH FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT Overall Goal: To be No 1 in Africa at all levels • Key to sustained national team success lies in creating a rich pipeline of talent through sytematic and well funded development structures. • SAFA National Development Framework and Technical master plan in place to build this talent pipeline over the next ten years.
National Development Framework 11. National Team Performance “The Summit”: Player Development 10. Women’s Football Development 9. Compe- tition Structure 8. Youth Talent ID and Development “The Foundation”: Support Infrastructure 5. Coaching & Refereeing 4. Standards for Club Operations 6. Stakeholder Support 3. Facility Standards & Availability 7. Systems Support (IT, HR, Fin, Science, etc) 2. Code of Conduct 1. Rules & Regulations Football Infrastructure Social Support
Men’s National Teams Value Chain Talent Sources TBC Solly Luvhengo Ephraim Mashaba Simon Ngomane Pitso Mosimane Nat’l Tournaments Academies/School of Excellence Provincial leagues U-19 Regional League U-17 Leagues at Regional Level Solly Luvhengo TBC Ephraim Mashaba Jairo Leal U-15 Leagues at Regional Level Technical / Scientific Support for National Teams Converting from a 2-year to a 4-year development cycle U-13 Leagues at Regional Level U-15 League at LFA Level U-13 League at LFA Level Grassroots Programme
Women’s National Teams Value Chain Greg Mashilo Sheryl Botes Joseph Mkhonza Talent Sources Nat’l Tournaments Leagues Academies/School of Excellence U-19 Regional League U-17 Leagues at Regional Level Greg Mashilo Sheryl Botes U-15 Competition at Regional Level Technical / Scientific Support for National Teams U-13 Competition at Regional Level Converting from a 2-year to a 4-year development cycle U-15 League at LFA Level U-13 League at LFA Level Grassroots Programme
Bafana Bafana Key objectives: • Achieve Second round at Brazil 2014 • Win FWC2014 qualification group. • Win the two legged play-off match and qualify for the final tournament. • Progress through group stages • Reach final match of AFCON 2013 in South Africa • Series of strategic friendly matches against top 6 African teams, and high-ranked European or South American teams.
Bafana Bafana: Vision 2014 Brasil World Cup 2014 COSAFA / CHAN Mini-Camps FIFA Friendly Games 2013 World Cup Qualifiers AFCON South Africa 2013 World Cup Qualifiers COSAFA / CHAN 2012 Friendly Games Mini-Camps AFCON 2012 AFCON Gabon/ E Guinea Qualifiers 2010/ 2011 COSAFA / CHAN Mini-Camps Friendly Games
SETBACK: FAILURE TO QUALIFY AFCON 2012 Lessons Learned • Process failure • Check-list did not include formally studying rules and discussing them • No one person charged with this KPA • Technical failure • All made incorrect assumptions based on earlier CAF communications and did not check them • All made assumptions based on FIFA rules and traditional practice and did not check them • Ambiguities and problems with the Rules not clarified beforehand • Management and Support failure • Need to boost capacity in national team management • Need to involve Legal department in Rules and Regulations briefings • Need to boost training of SAFA Heads of Delegation • CAF Issues • Rules were ambiguously written and published late • Circular received prior to tournament confused matters • Application of rule in this instance led to fundamentally unfair result
CORRECTIVE ACTIONS • Apology to nation by President • Internal disciplinary measures concluded. • Change of Process • Allocation of responsibility for Rules to HOD: National teams. • Process of receiving, checking, work-shopping of Rules in place. • Boost of Management capacity • Employment of Assistant Manager, Senior National Team to be fast-tracked. • Training for Heads of Delegation. • Have formally asked CAF to review and change the rule for the future
GETTING BACK ON TRACK • Win our qualifiers for 2014 • Prepare to win AFCON 2013 • Series of competitive friendlies during 2012 to ensure rise in Ranks and seeding for international tournaments. • Sustained and accelerated focus on development pipeline
London Olympics 2012 Banyana Banyana have already qualified
OLYMPIC PREPARATION • Camp for six months prior to Olympics • Series of international friendlies home and away • Work with SUSPI High Performance Centre • Work with SANDF on fitness programme
London Olympics 2012 SA U23 Men’s team will be competing in the inaugural CAF U23 Championship in Morocco from November 26th to December 10th • 8 teams are participating • Two groups of 4 • Top 3 teams will qualify for the Olympic games • 4th placed team will play-off against an Asian team
CHALLENGES • Olympic qualifying tournament lies outside of FIFA calendar • Player release from clubs difficult • Working with League on resolving matter