Let’s incorporate Ted Dumitru's Maximal training philosophy into the South African Football Association (SAFA) development workshops. Do away with foreign knowledge. In saying don't adopt the Dutch, German or English developmental philosophy. Just endorse local indigenous knowledge.
That has worked wonders with my team. We play intelligent possessional diski – scoring over 4 goals per match since June last year. It about time we believed in our own knowledge like we did in the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations. Please I urge you not to seek European advice. They will drag us back again.
Tell Robin Peterson and Smith not to ask the Germans for their assistance. Maximal training has done wonders for South African football players and standard. Platinum Stars is the latest example, Mr. Allan Freese was coached by ted Dumitru. Just look at the success he has brought to Platinum Stars thru the maximal training method.
Other current and former Premier Soccer League (PSL) coaches are Calvin Johnson, Farouk Khan, Zipho Dlangalala and many. This system of development looks into encouraging technical development - which is the strength of more than 80% South Africans.
As we are blessed with superior ball skills, tricks, dribbling ability – as the technique of a player determines every outcome of a game. A few Examples of players who have progress thru the ranks using this sort of philosophy are Keagan Dolly, Siyanda Xulu, Jabulani Shongwe, Mbulelo Mabizela, Siyabonga Ngubane, Buhlebuyeza Mkhwanazi, Doctor Mampuru, Abel Mabaso and many more.
In 2009 this group f boys trained using the maximal training method, "local indigenous knowledge". Finished in the (5) position in the World Club Champions in Madrid – finishing above Barcelona (7) and Ajax Amsterdam (9) respectively. A. Madrid took Robert Ngalinde (Malawian) into their academy from those same boys who trained with MT. Siyanda Xulu got a trial with Barcelona and Arsenal because of maximal training ethos. That same team won the future Champions n Bayhill tournament. Scored a whopping 130+ goals in just two seasons.
Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns won back to back titles using this maximal training system under Master Ted Dumitru. What else does SAFA wants to be convinced that technical master plan can take South African football to a level never reached by any club or national team before.
Please adopt maximal training into SAFA's workshop method without having to be advised by foreign perspectives. Otherwise our football will continue to SUFFER under SAFA.