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SA Basketball Capture Commission?

By on August 23, 2018 in BNL, News

 It is ironic that in the week that the nation is fixated on the commission proceedings covering the State Capture, we have Basketball South Africa (BSA) represented by Sanele Mthiyane, the players represented by Neo Mothiba (SA basketball Captain) and Lebesa Selepe (National team player) and Basketball National League (BNL) represented by Dali Dzingwa all appearing on various radio shows to shed some light into the challenges facing basketball in South Africa. In summary what rights do the players have in BNL and what value does BNL bring to the game in the country taking into consideration that there is no Ladies division, no youth structure and an unclear operating models (Just changed to NPO?)

Do we need to have a State Capture Commission for Basketball in South Africa? Who is captured and who is not? Actually the question should be who is corrupt and who is not? Who has the interest of the game at heart? Where do we go from here?

Opinion: When it comes to public funds used for public benefit, people need to account. We work hard and pay our taxes so that government and it’s various departments can put the money to good  use and promote the various programs that they run to make the sports grow and uplift our communities. This enables us to have sporting heroes and role models for the next generation to look up to and to compete globally and raise the image of South Africa around the world.

Back to this week and the radio shows…

You be the judge of these:

SA Fm show link (click here)

*Please note that Dali Dzingwa(BNLSA) was invited to the SA Fm show to join Neo Mothiba and Lebesa Selepe (Players) but declined at the last minute without any reasons.

*On this show you had Neo, Lebese and Sanele called in to give his opinion on the matter.

Kaya Fm show link (click here)

*Dali Dzingwa was the only one on this show.

Just listening to this, the more things change the more they stay the same.

Government should be dealing with the federation if they are dispensing public funds so it is imperative that they assist in fixing the issues and supporting BSA in getting basketball going all over the country by supporting the structures.

Makes you wonder how we hosted the NBA Africa game and how Supersport is still signing on for 5 years if there hasn’t been progress  or accountability in the sport.

5 years on and some of the players are getting paid R2000??? How? 6 Weeks for a league? What about other provinces?

And why did the BNL change to an NPO (Non Profit Organisation)?

So many questions going through my mind and the ballers out there; we need some answers. Call it commission or Indaba, basketball needs an intervention in Mzansi!

Let’s refresh the brain with some history lesson: The story of the Professional Basketball League in SA which was before this current saga and was published 10 years ago on this website:

PBL the whole story


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