Khama Billiat showed again this weekend why he is probably the most valuable player in the whole of the Premier Soccer League.
Just when Kaizer Chiefs needed a lift, needed someone to raise their spirits after a glum start to the season, the Zimbabwean was there to show his class and help Amakhosi pick up a first league victory of the season.
After another in a long line of letdowns from an increasingly lengthy Bafana Bafana catalogue of calamity on Saturday evening, it was left to Libya’s coach Adel Amrouche, slightly bizarrely, to play cheerleader for South African football.
And then there were four. France, Belgium, England or Croatia will lift the 2018 Fifa World Cup on Sunday evening, at the end of what has been an enthralling tournament, full of surprises and entertaining football.
The shambles that is the curious case of Ajax Cape Town and Tendai Ndoro took another twist yesterday as a Judge Denise Fisher overturned Advocate William Mokhari’s decision to relegate the club to the National First Division.
And then there were two. Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates are now officially the only sides that can win this season’s Absa Premiership, with the Buccaneers’ victory at AmaZulu on Sunday at least keeping some sort of pressure on Pitso Mosimane’s Masandawana.
“Stoke is a “s**thole,” we want to go home”. We are on a bus with a group of Tottenham Hotspur fans, making our way to the bet365 Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, and they are singing out their feelings about this small city in the English Midlands.
There is some irony in the fact that in the past seven days or so Bafana Bafana have finally had some success in an international competition, but nobody, barring those at the Four Nations tournament in Zambia, was able to see it.
In terms of staggering acts of total incompetence, the South African Football Association (Safa) have racked up so many over the years, it can hardly be too much of a surprise when another one comes around the corner, pricking up its farcical ears for all to see.