10 have your say win­ners

The Citizen (KZN) - - Mgosi -

Josef Zinnbauer was right to be livid at the half time break be­cause, as MOM, Lu­vuyo Memela put it: that was not his team. But he was also partly to blame be­cause he is the one who se­lected the start­ing eleven.

Madillo

It’s al­ways in­ter­est­ing to lis­ten to Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur man­ager Jose Mour­inho speak. Af­ter putting aside Southamp­ton 3-2 on ag­gre­gate in the FA Cup re­play, he said that man­ag­ing Tot­ten­ham was like play­ing chess with­out pieces, al­lud­ing to an in­jury list he has. Ever-so-poetic.

Modiri Moroka

With Golden Ar­rows and Cape Town City hav­ing been dumped out of the Ned­bank Cup by minnows, the tour­na­ment con­tin­ued to live up to its billing of “gi­ant killers.” Thanks to all the small teams who con­tinue to make it so ex­cit­ing.

S Radebe

The thorny is­sue of nat­u­ral­is­ing some for­eign­ers, as raised by Pitso Mosimane is a valid point. South Africa has a short­age of good, qual­ity play­ers, es­pe­cially strik­ers.

Vi­vian Pha­jane

Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has done a splen­did job since he joined the Bucs. There’s a new sense of be­lief and the con­fi­dence is sky high.

Thando

What a feisty Tsh­wane derby. Sun­downs al­ways dom­i­nate the derby be­cause of their ex­pe­ri­ence to man­age their wins. They have a plan B even when it’s dif­fi­cult.

Monel

Ryan Moon is over the moon with his su­per form. He’s en­joy­ing his football again at Stel­len­bosch. Moon is get­ting reg­u­lar football and it is good for his ca­reer.

Samy

Af­ter this sea­son, Kaizer Mo­taung must get rid of coach Ernst Mid­den­dorp, ir­re­spec­tive of whether or not he has won the league ti­tle. He makes our team play “funny” football. Even if he con­tin­ues next sea­son, there won’t be any im­prove­ment.

Thabo Mo­taung

I de­tected five sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween Mamelodi Sun­downs and Su­per­Sport United on Satur­day evening. Their cap­tains Hlom­pho Kekana and Dean Fur­man both wore num­ber 8, they had two Kekana’s in Hlom­pho and Grant, they are the only sides to share the PSL cups thus far, TKO and MTN8 re­spec­tively. The only dif­fer­ence was the score­line as Downs saw out

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S’nkonkela

Jomo Sono is right to ask for Ru­lani to as­sume his role as Bucs as­sis­tant along­side Fadlu Davids and learn from the Ger­man tac­ti­cian Josef Zinnbauer

Wit­booi

What a thriller of a game be­tween Pirates and Wits! A good ad­vert for South African football, it was.

Modiri Moroka

What made coach Ernst Mid­den­dorp choose to use a de­fen­sive mid­field ap­proach against minnows Royal Ea­gles this past week­end, he al­most cost us the match?

Bless­ing

Steve Kom­phela proved to the doubt­ing Thomases that he is no man for a big oc­ca­sion af­ter get­ting knocked out of the Ned­bank cup by a team from the third tier. What would he achieve at the mighty Amakhosi?

Good­e­nough

Or­lando Pirates shouldn’t waste an­other use­ful ta­lent in Tshe­go­fatso Mabasa and should sell or re­lease him, the same way they did with Musa Ny­atama. Mabasa can eas­ily play for Bafana Bafana when given am­ple game time.

Anna Mokoari

It looks like it is go­ing to be an­other tro­phy­less sea­son for the resur­gent mighty Buc­ca­neers, even un­der as­tute Ger­man tac­ti­cian Josef Zinnbauer. He con­tin­ues mak­ing el­e­men­tary mis­takes like his pre­de­ces­sors. Why didn’t he field the pro­lific striker Tshe­go­fatso Mabasa?

Ma­man­toro

Play­ers like Elias Pelembe se­ri­ously lack dis­ci­pline re­quired at the PSL level. They know that the ref’s de­ci­sion is fi­nal.

Vi­vian

It is time teams like Kaizer Chiefs take Caf Cham­pi­ons League matches very se­ri­ously like both Sun­downs and Pirates. Pitso Mosimane says that he had to bring in the wealth he got from the African sa­fari to see off his Tsh­wane ri­vals, Su­per­sport United in the Ned­bank Cup.

Aubuti Mareka

Although it is said that it is very sel­dom that his­tory can re­peat it­self, in Mamelodi Sun­downs’ case, it surely will. They are go­ing to see off Al Ahly and go to the semis with ease.

Jack­son Mphuthi

At least the Ned­bank Cup gave coach Josef Zinnbauer an op­por­tu­nity to see those play­ers he needs to re­lease from his side.

Mamkhohlis­o

What prompted Or­lando Pirates man­age­ment to re­lease Musa Ny­atama in­stead of Al­fred Nden­gane? Both Nden­gane and Ndlovu are not fit to play for a team of Pirates mag­ni­tude.

Sa­muel Radebe

The Pirates and Wits game was a thriller and pro­duced goals. It was the game of the week­end and football fans en­joyed the game. Play­ing in Caf has helped Wits.

Ng­wato

Thapelo Morena’s an­kle in­jury is a big blow for Sun­downs and Bafana Bafana. His speed and skills are good for both teams and he’s go­ing to be missed.

Ng­wato

Gas­ton Sirino has been one of the stand­out per­form­ers for Sun­downs in the African Cham­pi­ons League. If he’s not scor­ing goals then he’s cre­at­ing them.

Masale Molema

Love or hate him Pitso Mosimane is a very good coach, Africa can at­test to that.

Nyaps Makuwa

Or­lando Pirates play­ers tend to re­lax af­ter tak­ing a lead and the back line is re­aly a cause for con­cern.

Sam

Our teams should learn to kill the game when in a com­mand­ing lead. Bidvest Wits should have wrapped it up against Bucs in nor­mal time.

Chief Makuwa

“You will never walk alone”, Liver­pool are run­ning away with the EPL crown and the chas­ing pack are bat­tling out for sec­ond.

Chief

The stan­dard of our match of­fi­cials is very low, and it even de­nies our lo­cal football an op­por­tu­nity to grow big­ger, more pro­grammes def­i­nitely still need to be put in place to im­prove the stan­dard of the of­fi­cials.

Let­ladi

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