Khan and Ertugral questions Danny Jordaan’s Bafana remarks!

Bafana Bafana players celebrate Zakhele Lepasa’s equaliser during their friendly international against Angola at Mbombela Stadium. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Former Kaizer Chiefs coaches Farouk Khan and Muhsin Ertugral have both come out to question South African Football Association president, Danny Jordaan’s Bafana Bafana remarks.

Speaking to the public broadcaster, SABC Sport, Jordaan said Bafana players should not be compared to other African teams’ players because most of them are playing in the local leagues, while other nations have many players who are plying their trade abroad.

Khan, who parted ways with Amakhosi two decades ago, and the Turkish coach, who had two stints at the Glamour Boys, have argued and questioned what should be done after the Jordaan’s comments.

“I agree with the SAFA president that we need to produce world class players, the question is how? Khan asked on his Twitter page.

“We have had so many vision documents and still find ourselves in the same space. If you do what you have been doing, you will get what you have been getting.”

Former Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Farouk Khan. Photo courtesy of Backpagepix
Former Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Farouk Khan. Photo courtesy of Backpagepix

Ertugral also expressed his views on the matter, claiming that the Jordaan’s remarks are just “lip service talk” as talent is not enough.

Replying to Khan on his own twitter page, Erugral went on to support his former collogues views on Jordaan’s comments, “Dear Farouk, you have been long in this business, I have spent a long time of my career in SA, this is naive, lip service talks. Talent is never enough. To turn talent into influence, you must pair it with hard work, surround it with the right relationships and mind.”

“Thank you for the message, it’s good to think about how and to search for a solution. We lost our quality and competitiveness. SA has the resources. Professional and national teams must have an outstanding training program. The goal of working “together” with professional teams,”

“The Football federation must understand what club development is. Regional undergraduate education programs must have a strong talent program that manages the process and must be supported by quality people and supported by all shareholders,” added Ertugral.

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