So cricket’s said to be a gentleman’s game.
Well somebody was gently trying to get Aaron Phangiso out of a trip to India.
After some gentle persuasion, the bowler has been put back on the passenger list. Now those behind allegations Aaron’s action was fixed can join the rest of Cricket SA in their no-rope bungee jump from the top of Carlton Centre.
Our black boys must play! These gentlemen forget we have graciously allowed more than the agreed quota of their gents into the football national teams. Even the Nedbank ke Yona team has opened its arms to the gentlemen.
Further to that, we expect to see Aaron jogging up to chuck a few overs at the World Cup.
Hopefully no one is thinking about a repeat of the World Cup where Aaron was taken along as a tourist! If the young man wants to go on holiday I’m sure he’s well capable of choosing his own destination, Lesotho for example.
Elsewhere, not content with embarrassing themselves locally, Kaizer Chiefs decided to take their generous selves on to the continental stage.
ASEC Mimosas of the Ivory Coast had been searching for a win since 2015. That’s last year for those of you still stuck.
They brought their losing streak to the FNB Stadium, home of the Mighty Amakhosi (what happened to that stadium that was set for Mogale City Khosi?).
Lo and behold Mimosas’ losing streak was ended right here in, a province supposed to be home of champions.
Now, before you all shout the Motaung-owned family business doesn’t take African competitions seriously, take a serious look at the Chiefs’ squad. A serious football look.
“Ageing” should not be used lightly here for it is nothing but the truth. Tshabalala, Letsholonyane, Gaxa, Masilela were already playing footie when young Bukenya was born. To expect them to sprint side by side with Rakhale, Qalinge and Zongo is really bordering on abuse of the elderly.
Besides the over-age concern, there a bigger concern of quality. Abraw and Mthembu’s shots at goal have kissed the net less than my ten-year-old son has kissed a girl’s lips. At least my son is at that age when he ‘hates’ girls.
I actually cannot name any other Chiefs striker at the moment. They are so invisible whoever they are.
George Maluleka plays like someone who is allowed to bring his MaMlambo the one day and is barred from entering with his snake the next. One game he is brilliant then another you only see him when he is being substituted.
Morgan Gould signed a ten-year contract with a hospital which binds him to get injured for at least three quarters of every season. It boils down to quality, people. There is no quality there. All of Steve Komphela’s dictionaries cannot help with that particular problem unfortunately.
By the way, somebody has been fixing our football games. Do not let the silence from SAFA and PSL fool you, it did happen. One of the fixers basically admitted it on record. When our erstwhile officials finish chasing after bench warmers for Shakes Mashaba’s squad, I’m sure they’ll attend to this scourge with unwavering enthusiasm.