Clive Barker, former Bafana Bafana coach, says there needs to be a change at the top management of South African Football Association (Safa) for South African football to do thrive like it once it.
The people who have been at [Safa] for a long time should look at a change at the top… Generally there is no reason why we can’t do it ourselves. Football academies are great.— Clive Barker, former Bafana Bafana coach
The former coach recently published a book titled Coach – The life and soccer times of Clive Barker, which looks at Barker as a coach, family man and where Bafana has gone wrong.
Barker says it’s important to have the right people coaching.
We need to get consistent good results in the next couple of matches. If we can get the right people at the top and implement at the bottom...— Clive Barker, former Bafana Bafana coach
He says coaches in South Africa don’t spend enough time coaching on scoring goals.
Looking at the world cup final with six goals, means that given the opportunity, players can get to the back of the net.— Clive Barker, former Bafana Bafana coach
Barker is South Africa’s most successful national football coach post-1994. He led the national football team in its first and only African Cup of Nations victory in 1996 before coaching Bafana to World Cup qualification in 1998.