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The Art, Philosophy, and Science, of Competitive Football

Project Leader: Yoga Coopoo

Project Coordinator: David Maimela

Faculty
Faculty of Humanity
Project started

August 08 2011

Estimated end date:

September 29 2013

Progress

Completed:
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In its research on The Art, Philosophy, and Science, of Competitive Football, MISTRA set out to interrogate the perennial question: why does South African football evince so much promise, and yet in relation to many of our peers in Africa and further afield, at both club and national level, we flatter to deceive?

The project assesses the extent to which modern science is applied in the development of soccer, and identified interventions required to improve the country’s overall performance. The Art, Philosophy and Science of Competitive Football also assesses the current grassroots and youth development programmes, their efficacy and sustainability, and has contributed towards increasing the knowledge-base of the sporting discipline.

The research project on The Art, Philosophy, and Science, of Competitive Football was finalised in November 2012 and the research report of the same name was launched at a conference entitled “Beyond AFCON 2013: What future for SA Football?”

The Art, Philosophy, and Science, of Competitive Football, can be purchased from MISTRA.  Please contact Ms Angela McClelland at angela@ste.co.za or on 27-11-646-2844

To read a summary of the report please click here: Summary of the report.pdfSummary of the report.pdf

 

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