is indeed the season to be jolly and to be all that comes with the festive season. But chances are that you will most likely bump into a few, if not many, uncharacteristically long faces.
You will not have to take many guesses as to who they support, though. Chances are they will be Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Springbok fans.
Amakhosi fans have endured a rather trying time since Steve Komphela took over the reins amid some fanfare on June 17 last year.
The club’s trophy cabinet, which is accustomed to welcoming a new piece of silverware at least once or twice every season, has not opened its doors to any shiny stuff in the 16 months that the scholarly coach has been at the helm.
Pirates fans have also not had much to cheer about this season.
Despite being beaten twice at the Fifa Club World Cup in Japan recently, the supporters of Mamelodi Sundowns will be among those who will almost feel satisfied.
Besides playing the best football in this country, Sundowns crowned that with two trophies this year.
And many would agree that the least said about the Springboks, the better.
While Allister Coetzee’s appointment was widely welcomed as a breath of fresh air by many, save for a small group for whom the person’s skin colour still means a great deal, he has managed to break all the unfavourable, or wrong, records.
The Springboks find themselves being strange bedfellows with Bafana Bafana, the senior men’s national football team.
Under Herman “Shakes” Mashaba, the football team has continued to misfire and cause a lot of misery for the nation.
The Proteas have been a revelation this year. They have mostly obliterated every opposition that has come their way. They have really lived up to their