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Ex-Bucs star supports women’s soccer


Nkululeko Dladla

Former Orlando Pirates defender Kamaal Sait has taken it upon himself to make a difference in women’s football.

Sait, 48, who retired in 2004, is working on developing professional players and coaches through The Footballers Lab.

“Our focus is on ladies’ soccer, we want to improve them mentally and on the pitch. We do fitness, coaching and other things that we only see in male teams. We want to make sure we close the gap,” Sait said.

There have been many complaints about the lack of support to empower former male and female players, and Sait feels football’s leaders can do more to grow the game.

“SAFA of late is trying to support ex-players, they are trying their best, but I feel more can be done. There should be more to be done in terms of education. Even the Department of Sport could do more in supporting the game,” Sait said. KickOff