16.9.2020 04:40 pm
Having watched all the Ajax Cape Town playoffs matches so far, I felt like going to salute the club’s management and coaching staff for their believe in young players and giving them the platform to showcase their talent.
I have to give praise to coach Calvin Marlin for the work he has done with the young boys like Keagan Johannes, Cohen Stander, Dale Wakefield, Sonwabile and Khaya Mfecane to mention a few.
It’s not easy staying for over four months without competitive football and relying on your home workouts to be ready to play once the resumption of play gets the green light.
There had been strong suggestions that the PSL were considering cancelling the current season and waiting for lockdown to be lifted to resume football again.
When you think of club football powerhouses and your mind does not immediately think of a European team, I and the rest of the football-loving disciples have the right to brand you as a plastic fan, meaning your football knowledge is fairly limited.
Covid-19 has been a testing era, that will one day make for great academical material.
The mixed messages from the South African Football Association and the Premier Soccer League are really annoying.
On Monday, the Premier Soccer League had a media conference where it became clear from what chairman Irvin Khoza was saying that they are ready to get the ball rolling – and I mean that literally.
Right now you don’t need to knock your head in trying to guess who the title ‘golden-boy of South African football’ belongs to. That crown sits perfectly on Rulani Mokwena’s head.
I get goosebumps when I start thinking about seeing Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies competing at the Caf Women’s Champions League, and this will open doors for many young female footballers in the country.
Just a few weeks ago we were all happy and excited that the two organisations came up with a biological health plan for the return to play that was so good even Fifa said it was the best they had seen.
In the ‘good old days’ as the old folk so like saying, a player of George Maluleka’s caliber would only have dreamed of donning the Kaizer Chiefs jersey if we are to be really honest.
Let’s get the graceful out of the way first. Times are hard, Covid-19 is battering the economy and it hardly surprising in these circumstances that any business should fold, or if they are lucky, sell up to an interested investor.
The introduction of this system of relegation/promotion is one of those decisions that one understands, but they leave a bitter aftertaste that lingers on and on.
On March 19, the Premier Soccer League sent out a statement from their Board of Governors (BoG) with regard to the postponement of the domestic game in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was a brief statement that read as follows:
I really don’t blame Orlando Pirates fans for their excitement when they read about the transfer rumour linking Bidvest Wits skipper Thulani Hlatswayo to the Buccaneers.