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Former Chiefs defender believes PSL teams could benefit from Varsity Football

Updated: Sep 12, 2023

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns defender Derrick Spencer believes PSL teams should not look far when they want players – scout the Men’s Varsity Football tournament.

He shared his opinions on the work Varsity Football is doing in developing young talent.

The 41-year-old says school development should be a priority where football is taught from an early age.

"We argued about this when we were doing CAF Licence that we need to take football back to the schools and universities.

"School was our development in South Africa and now Varsity Football is following those footsteps and produces quality players the PSL can benefit from. Even though Varsity Football is doing amazing work it is still too far, we need to go to the grassroots.”

Spencer has played for a few big clubs in the PSL including Mamelodi Sundowns.

He says qualified coaches need to be brought in to help at school and university level.

"People who have coaching badges should be employed to be able to equip those Varsity Football players and give them as much exposure as they can. You can't just get any teacher to coach but get someone who understands and studies what they are doing.

"We did this back in the day, we need to go back to basics."

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by Ayanda Frances Felem


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