5.8.2019 05:06 pm
The South African Football Association (Safa) woke up on Saturday morning not knowing what hit them after Stuart Baxter’s shock resignation on Friday afternoon.
It’s hard to believe that Safa didn’t see Baxter’s pacey resignation catching up with their tortoise-like decision making strategy.
It is funny how there has been plenty of celebrations on social media, particularly by Orlando Pirates fans boasting about their new jersey for 2019/20 season.
The Raymond Zondo commission is not the most useless thing right now – Stuart Baxter is.
Kaizer Chiefs’ new players have not kicked a ball but they already fall short.
At some point in the very near future, maybe even right now, Stuart Baxter will be sitting somewhere in Sweden contemplating whether he wants to carry on as head coach of Bafana Bafana.
If Bafana Bafana come out of nowhere and lift the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations it will truly be one of the more remarkable South African sporting stories of our time.
One individual even offered a full kitchen renovation on Twitter if Bafana made it, something they must be slightly regretting right now.
This time of the year can be boring for football fans but is made better when their teams make some interesting signings that make them eager for the next season to begin.
Bafana have every chance of making the last 16, with the four best third-placed teams in the six groups, as well as the top two in each group, making it to the knockout rounds.
Whatever happens to Banyana Banyana going forward in this Fifa Women’s World Cup, one sincerely hopes it doesn’t get any worse for them in terms of the dreaded VAR.
For so long on Sunday, it looked like the 2019 Cosafa Cup was going to provide the perfect blend of testing out younger players, preparing for the 2020 Olympics, and getting the right result for Bafana Bafana.
With the Premier Soccer League season now behind us (something, at least, that Kaizer Chiefs fans can be thankful for), it is time to focus on Bafana Bafana, and in the main, their bid to take on the continent at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Awards will, by their nature, stir debate, with some insisting that the trophy went to the wrong nominee, or indeed that the rightful winner was not nominated at all.
Kaizer Chiefs play in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday and in normal circumstances, there would be some kind of redemption for Amakhosi, if they were to lift a first piece of silverware in four seasons.