The PSL’s chang­ing land­scape

Kick Off - - LETTERS - Sbu­siso Biyela, via email

In the past, great play­ers in South Africa chose to play for so-called big teams like Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. But there’s been a def­i­nite shift lately, and I would like to con­grat­u­late Khulu Sibiya, Pa­trice Mot­sepe, Jose Fer­reira and John Comi­tis for chang­ing the na­ture of the South African foot­ball. Bid­vest Wits, Su­pers­port United, Cape Town City and Mamelodi Sun­downs are now all in the mix, not like in the past when the sit­u­a­tion favoured Soweto teams. When my son grows up, he will be spoilt for choice in de­cid­ing which team to fol­low, not just by in­flu­ence. I wish the spon­sors chan­nelling money to Chiefs and Pirates would con­sider teams like Golden Ar­rows and Free State Stars who have a track record of pro­duc­ing young tal­ent. The past two sea­sons should be an eye-opener for the pre­vi­ous “gi­ant teams” to move on with time.

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