8.7.2020 03:27 pm
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.
Not only will it open doors for our players earning top overseas contracts, but it will also help our senior national women’s team to compete against the best in the continent and the world.
The streets of Cape Town would probably be red and white right now had it not been for the ugly, uninvited and unwanted visitor to our country named coronavirus, or Covid-19.
One of South Africa’s best coaches with a highly decorated history in our football has technically ruled himself out of ever coaching Bafana Bafana. That is Gavin Hunt.
If you’d told me at the start of this year that alcohol and live sport were two elements of life I would have to do without for large parts of 2020, I may have well have told you to get your head read, before disowning you as a friend for having the temerity to suggest such an apocalyptic notion in my presence.
While everyone is concerned about the Covid-19 pandemic, I took some time to forget about the virus and look into the near future of Orlando Pirates – this is something other teams should really be concerned about.
Anger is very dangerous, I always say. And it is, unfortunately, the first natural reaction we have as humans to situations that are unfavourable to us.
What do you write about when there is no football to write about? Well, you write about no football, as best you can.
Some things are just more important than football. The coronavirus is rife in Europe and they acted, but they didn’t act swiftly enough.
Let’s get this out of the way before I lose you with my waffling.
These are strange times indeed, strange and terrifying times. The South African Football Association and Premier Soccer League yesterday did the only thing they really could, in suspending all football activity for the time being.
Maritzburg United are who I love to call the stars of Friday night, as they have been playing and winning quite a number of Absa Premiership games.
Kaizer Chiefs looked like there was no energy left in them against AmaZulu in their surprising defeat on the weekend.
Whisper this quietly, for the winds of change blow so often in the Absa Premiership, but if Mamelodi Sundowns win at Stellenbosch FC tomorrow evening, are Pitso Mosimane’s men not suddenly favourites to lift the Absa Premiership title for a third season in a row?
I can’t remember the last time Orlando Pirates fans lost the Soweto derby to Kaizer Chiefs and they seemed to be.. for a lack of a better okay with it!
Chiefs went into the game with a solid gameplan. Their plan was more conservative, to deal with Pirates’ threat going forward, and they did that with great aplomb.