The Art, Philosophy and Science of Football in South Africa

And so, motivated by this reality, MISTRA set out to interrogate the perennial question: why does South African football evince so much promise, and yet in relation to many of our peers in Africa and further afield, at both club and national level, we flatter to deceive? After eighteen months of literature reviews, interrogation of the science that underpins the sport, fieldwork and workshops, the Project Team on The Art, Philosophy and Science of Football in South Africa has ‘completed’ its work. The study confirms what is otherwise common knowledge: South Africa needs systematic youth football development. This is as pivotal to football as it is to any other sport; and plodding industry rather than immediate gratification should be the guide.

Date
: 01 July 2013
Author
: Mapungubwe
Year
: 2012
Volume
: 1
Publication
: Book
Publication Page
: 25
Media Type
: Book
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