Rhee Skhosana is alive and kicking
I read with interest, your column Pressing Issues (City Press, July 16 2017). It is indeed very sad that legends who brought so much joy to fans all over South Africa are not getting due recognition.
I remember vividly how Jeffrey “Tornado” Ntsibande tormented
Kaizer Chiefs in the 1980 Mainstay Cup semifinal, which ended 5-5 with Swallows winning the replay 2-1.
What’s even sadder is that most of them die as nobodies. The current powers that be in South African football are not even bothering to correct the situation.
There is, however, a small detail that caught my eye in your article; the one about McDonald “Rhee” Skhosana dying a few years back.
Last year, I attended the funeral of another football legend, Patrick “Let them Dance” Molala in Atteridgeville, which was in stark contrast to what you allude to in your article; the who’s who of local football and politics were there. But that’s not my point.
I’d bet my last cent that one of the people who was in attendance at that funeral was one McDonald “Rhee” Skhosana.
I remember that I even had a chat with him during the “after tears”. I’m not sure which footballer he thought I was because I’ve never played it in my life, but I was there accompanying a close friend, Aaron “Shaka” Nkosi.
Back to your article, I believe you’ve started a very serious conversation about our heroes of yesteryear.
This noise you’ve made over it must be made louder and louder until the powers that be do something about it.
Have a great day, Bra S’Bu and continue with your hard-hitting articles.
Jeffrey ‘Tornado’ Ntsibande