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Vision 2014 – One Year Later

13 September 2011 Kagiso Khaole

On the 22 of July 2010, the South African Men’s National Team coach, Pitso “Jingles” Mosimane, presented a 10 point plan to ensure Bafana Bafana will be formidable force at the Brazil 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup.

The plan also seeks to ensure that South Africa will qualify and be competitive in the upcoming 2012 African Nations Cup to be held in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

This 4 year program, commonly known as Vision 2014, has already reached the 25% mark in it’s lifespan. One Two decided to revisit the coach’s proposal and examine the progress that has (or has not) been made in realising Vison 2014. The analysis will be split into 5 parts covered all 10 of the vision’s main objectives (2 in each article, namely:

  1. “Scouting and monitoring of local and international players”
  2. “Interaction with coaches from the Premier Soccer League to discuss CAF/FIFA dates and player availability for the National Team”
  3. “Interaction with the coaches both local and international about the plan and the vision”
  4. “Recommend that PSL teams utilise a maximum of 3 foreign players”
  5. “Agree on at least two Under-23 players to be in the starting line up of all the matches in South Africa”
  6. ”Ensure common vision and understanding with the junior national teams as they are the direct feeder to the Senior National Team”
  7. “Recommend that strictly Under-23 players be utilized for COSAFA games to gain international experience”
  8. “To send players that are earmarked for Bafana Bafana to participate in the African Nations Championships (CHAN)”
  9. “Development of the National, Provincial and Regional Under-20 Leagues”
  10. “Revival of a Reserve League”

As always, One Two, is eager to engage with you regarding your views on Vision 2014. We will also re-post the article we published on OneTwo.co.za in August 2010, containing some of our first impressions on Vision 2014.