This week’s soc­cer buzz

Sunday Times - - Sport | Soccer -

● Former Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba’s at­tempt to chal­lenge his former boss Danny Jor­daan for the Safa pres­i­dency got off to a rocky start this week as his team lacked the means to make things hap­pen.

Mashaba was sup­posed to present his elec­tion man­i­festo to the me­dia this week but he was nowhere to be found, with those who had their hopes on him claim­ing they “had dif­fi­culty in find­ing the venue” to host the hacks.

Had Mashaba and his team both­ered to speak to the rel­e­vant peo­ple we are sure Shakes would have been ac­com­mo­dated. Af­ter all, his cause is a noble one. We hope next time Shakes will ring us, as Tsamaya boast of ac­com­mo­da­tion con­tacts stretch­ing from Nkandla to Sax­on­wold.

● Tro­phy hunger makes coaches turn to the deities for de­liv­er­ance. One Steve Kom­phela, who knows that his days are surely num­bered at Na­turena if he doesn’t bring a tro­phy by the end of the sea­son, chan­nelled his in­ner Bushiri in an at­tempt to bless Kaizer Chiefs’ Ned­bank Cup run. Amakhosi have a tricky tie against Golden Ar­rows at the FNB Sta­dium to­day.

“If the Almighty were to come now and say to me‚ ‘Make a choice – that you per­ish‚ and we grant the tro­phy to Kaizer Chiefs‚ or you stay alive and (don’t) com­pete for the tro­phy’‚ do you know what my op­tion would be? Take my life‚ my Lord. Let the peo­ple cel­e­brate,” preached Pas­tor Stevovo of the once Almighty Amakhosi. AMEN Mfun­disi!!!

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