Fury on Twit­ter over poor show

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - MPILETSO MO­TUMI mpiletso.mo­tumi@inl.co.za

IT’S BEEN three days since the match, but Kaizer Chiefs fans are still livid over the goal striker Kingston Nkhatha didn’t score.

So an­gry are they that some have even or­dered for both his legs to be bro­ken or, bet­ter still, for him to be re­moved from the Golden Boys al­to­gether.

Once upon a game be­tween Kaizer Chiefs and Polok­wane City, the teams played to a goal­less draw and all hell broke loose af­ter Nkhatha failed to kick the ball into an empty net.

It was goal­keeper and de­fend­er­less, but still Nkhatha’s legs just could not make it in the di­rec­tion of a Kaizer Chiefs win.

The non-goal drew so much at­ten­tion that it trended on Twit­ter and there was much un­hap­pi­ness in the streets.

But, his wasn’t the only soc­cer miss this week. Or­lando Pi­rates striker Len­nox Bacela couldn’t tap in the ball for a straight goal, and in­stead it headed in the op­po­site di­rec­tion. The team drew nil-nil against the Univer­sity of Pre­to­ria. Five points to Bacela for a mas­sive fail. One up­set fan tweeted, won­der­ing how any sane coach could con­tinue to play strik­ers like Nkhatha and Bacela.

An­other fan, @Deep­Marvin fig­ured that Nkhatha must have had a con­ver­sa­tion with Bacela that went a lit­tle some­thing like this: “You can’t miss a goal like me and Bacela was like, let’s bet.”

Here are some of the funny and sad tweets that have been posted since the dis­mal in­ci­dent:

@Luck­yMa­makoko: I am still watch­ing this game I thought nkhatha would score on high­lights.

@MsBik­it­shaKuni: I am still try­ing to get over that Nkhatha miss… it is the miss of the sea­son no doubt.

@BlaqMag­iqCom: @Kaiz­er_ Chiefs how many more sea­sons left on Nkhatha’s con­tract?

@S_boh: Of all sports ppl who could die… WHY NOT KINGSTON NKHATHA. WHY?

@LostaBaby: @DJLOYD maybe a cer­e­mony for Nkhatha to score goals.

@Luck­yMa­makoko: Lol. kaizer chiefs of­fered Nkhatha a two-year ex­ten­sion, so guy Nkhatha is here to stay. If u don’t like tough on.

@ski­zoy­onga: We don’t want Kingston Nkhatha @Kaiz­er_Chiefs which part of that don’t u un­der­stand?

@DrCele: Get rid of Nkhatha be­fore greet­ing us RT. @Kaiz­er_Chiefs: Good Morn­ing.

@Bra_Daki: So Kingston Nkhatha got a chance to say a few words on Soc­cer Lad­uma & I couldn’t find a sen­tence where he said “I’m sorry”. SMH!

@Te­bo­goMasingi: Dear @Kaiz­er_chiefs admin can you please tell the man­age­ment that Nkhatha is a li­a­bil­ity to the team.

@Tha­toBali: Dear @Kaiz­er_Chiefs. Can you please re­spect us and send Nkhatha back home. Even if u give him bus­fare its ok. WE CAN’T TAKE THIS ANY­MORE!

@DlaminiDlaminih: @IamPrince_Dbn @Kaiz­er_Chiefs I ap­pre­ci­ate him as a hu­man be­ing, how­ever foot­ball wise Nkhatha is a waste, I can help scout a good goalscorer.

@Zwelinz­ima1: Bax­ter loves his Nkhatha – there is noth­ing any­one can do about it.

@Deep­Marvin: They say the more the player plays, the more con­fi­dent he gets, but that’s not the case with Nkhatha.

@MmusiMaimane: @wiseprince I’m also con­cerned about Nkhatha. Our prob­lems are mount­ing

@abu­ti­rams: Peo­ple will al­ways re­mem­ber that one small flop you made in life than the many suc­cess­ful shots Nkhatha.

TAR­GETED: Kingston Nkhatha

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