The Star Early Edition - - SPORT - MATSHELANE MAMABOLO

IF PRE-SEA­SON friendlies are noth­ing more than a limb stretch­ing kick-about with very lit­tle bear­ing on what tran­spires in the sea­son proper, why is it that clubs so in­sist on par­tic­i­pat­ing in them?

And why do the teams cel­e­brate the suc­cess there with such gusto, as Kaizer Chiefs did at the week­end when they cap­tured the Bokone Bophir­ima Maize Cup in Orkney?

“It’s all about build­ing con­fi­dence for the sea­son ahead,” says renowned an­a­lyst Farouk Khan. “Of course pre-sea­son tour­na­ments can be very de­ceiv­ing be­cause

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