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SAFASunday World reports that the SA Football Association (Safa) could not shed light on an embarrassing situation after youth players who left their schools to join the Safa Boys High Performance Academy were left stranded.

Last month, Safa CEO Lydia Monyepao wrote a letter to Safa regions, concerned parents, coaches and the relevant schools, explaining that the young school boys who were identified and scouted to join the academy had to return to their original schools for the remainder of this year. The parents were up in arms with their children getting stranded after they had taken “remove letters” from their schools. The school’s second term was about to start when Safa took the decision to postpone the intake to next year. The academy was supposed to have been accommodated at the Safa Technical Centre in Fun Valley, south of Johannesburg. The letter stated that the Academy “will only commerce with new intakes in 2025. This is based on the funding and logistical implementation that has been delayed pending approval by the Fifa development committee and advisory board. We therefore appeal to all players who had been selected to join the Boys Academy this year to return to their original schools for the remainder of the year.”

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Kgomotso Mokoena at Sunday World (subscriber access only)

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