Lucas Radebe ready to entertain SAFA leadership role talk

Lucas Radebe ready to entertain SAFA leadership role talk

Former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe has indicated he is now open to a potential role within SAFA after having watched from the sidelines.

The 55-year-old was speaking after enrolling into the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science [GIBS], in partnership with Multichoice.

‘Rhoo’ admits the course is one way to prepare him for being a robust administrator.   

"You know what, I've played football all my life and I'm grateful that I did, and the one thing that I can pay back to those who have really put us in this position is to actually emulate them, or maybe be better than them, take it another notch up," said Radebe.

SAFA have in the past responded to reports that Radebe wanted to replace incumbent Danny Jordaan “in future”, by stating he would need to be nominated and pass an integrity test.

It appears the ex-Leeds United defender is ready to step up. 

"Yes, we want to make football better, we want to make sports better, and what better way to do it than to go back to school after a long time on the playing fields, and actually dedicate and commit ourselves to do work and service for the sports in this country," he added.

GIBS has produced countless major role players in SA, and Radebe says this is why he has signed up for their leadership program. 

"The first thing, when you get to GIBS and look at the surroundings, you can feel that you're in a different institute, and obviously the level goes even higher," he noted.

"And I think preparations are better, and there's no better institution to prepare yourself for the future and what will hit you because, obviously, sports and people evolve, and I think this is our time to take that responsibility and evolve with the game."

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