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Are foreign players “making” local football?

Written By Themba Khumalo on Monday, December 6, 2010 | Monday, December 06, 2010

Isn’t it amazing how foreign players seem to stand out in our local Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs? I mean in most of the teams in SA there are one or two foreign players who always make it on the starting line up. And they always seem to work the hardest and score the goals.

Shouldn’t we actually be giving these guys a hard time, as they’re not really used to South African soccer. Or aren’t we supposed to be playing our best as most of them come from very bad soccer backgrounds and they’re just trying to make a living and conquer their underprivileged past.

I mean, if you look at the situation from the development side, many of the upcoming young players from the current teams, loose hope in playing for their first team. All because of the foreign players, who seem to stand out and perform on the pitch?

The PSL tried to reduce the amount of foreign players to 5 players per club, but the issue has not been sorted. Many young players show the potential of doing well, but without any game time their careers are at stake.

Maybe for these clubs it’s just business as usual or as they’re doing what we call “cheap labour”. They buy a foreign player for very low amount, he performs, and then they sell him for a high and ridiculous amount. So is it really all about winning or making money at the end?

That’s another article for another day. There are a whole lot of debatable issues in this article. Maybe the foreign players put in more work ethic in the game than our South African players.

Maybe the young players need to step up and forget about their pay cheque’s. Maybe these foreign players actually give the PSL a good name.

But the fact is they’re doing well and their giving the fans their money’s worth.

By Oratile Matlapeng
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