Columnists 23.2.2017 01:58 pm

Big Boss saw them coming from a mile away

When Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza caught the waiting media contingent offside in announcing Bucs’ new coach Kjell Jonevret on Monday, I couldn’t help but think of the late, great Stephen Keshi’s famous words.

Like so many times before, one of Mzansi’s top clubs have paged through the hordes of local CVs and let’s call a spade a spade... plucked a European CV from obscurity.

Big Boss saw them coming from a mile away
Big Boss saw them coming from a mile away

Big Boss saw them coming from a mile away

When Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza caught the waiting media contingent offside in announcing Bucs’ new coach Kjell Jonevret on Monday, I couldn’t help but think of the late, great Stephen Keshi’s famous words.

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