Stu­art the Palooka


I didn’t watch the en­tire Bafana BafanaLibya match due to their poor per­for­mance. In­stead, I ended up tex­ting on my phone. Stu­art Bax­ter’s fail­ure to qual­ify us for the re­cent World Cup after play­ing against min­nows like Cape Verde made us the laugh­ing stock. Some­one la­belled him “tech­ni­cally bank­rupt” as he is turn­ing our team into a fam­ily busi­ness through the em­ploy­ment of his son as goal­keeper coach. We were on the right track un­til Shakes Mashaba was un­cer­e­mo­ni­ously shown the door by the Safa’s top brass who have not even kicked a foot­ball in their en­tire lives. What made them jus­ti­fi­able in hir­ing a R1mil­lion-a-month coach of Bax­ter’s cal­i­bre? Why did they fire Shakes? Yes, Bax­ter might have turned things around at Chiefs, but this is a na­tional as­set and not some sort of fam­ily ven­ture. All this has hap­pened un­der Danny Jor­daan’s watch. Danny should va­cate that seat be­cause he thinks that Safa is his fief­dom. This is not his po­lit­i­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion. Safa is re­ally fail­ing us with this clue­less coach. If it was not for Mzansi’s num­ber one, we would have suf­fered an em­bar­rass­ing loss again against lowly-ranked non-en­ti­ties. The sooner we get rid of Danny Jor­daan, the bet­ter! Samuel Radebe, Heil­bron

The 2010 World Cup ben­e­fited many South Africans…

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