Former Maritzburg United and Cape Town City goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters is confident his academy can help Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki as he is struggling with finding young South African goalkeepers.
It's no secret that many of South Africa's top flight teams have opted for the usage of foreign goalkeepers and Walters is hoping to aid young local goalkeepers in sharpening their skills for top flight football.
“It’s a big challenge, and not only for me but for the entire country, the PSL and NFD teams,” Ntseki told Daily Sun.
“Most of the PSL teams have foreign goalkeepers. Even when you go down to the NFD, you’ll find that most of the teams are playing foreign goalkeepers.
“When are our goalkeepers going to be promoted to the PSL, and hopefully go overseas? I started this (academy) in 2016 while I was still playing in Cape Town. The aim was to ensure goalkeepers don’t suffer the same way as I did.
“I started playing at the young age of 15 but was only exposed to proper facilities, proper training when I joined Vasco Da Gama in 2003.
“That saw me not getting the right fundamentals, so I want to make sure it doesn’t happen to others. And I also believe that will also help them make their breakthrough in the PSL at a young age.”