Khune can't dive cos he's had too much cake
BORING PSL administrators are not getting into the spirit of the Rugby World Cup after denying a Bidvest Wits request to wear kit displaying a message of support for the Springboks. Wits wanted to print "Go Bokke" on their jerseys, but tedious PSL general manager Derek "Straightjacket" Blanckensee was having none of it. "The kit manual explains that each team is allowed to have two sponsors, or insignia, printed on their jersey; one on the front of the jersey and one on the sleeves. Each team has to use 200cm² on the front of the jersey and Wits went over the limit," Blanckensee said, almost sending us to Snoozeville.
WE could not help noticing that the Chiefs website calls Lucas Radebe Dr Lucas Radebe. We worshipped "Rhoo" during his playing days but calling him a doctor is pushing the envelope just a little too far. He joins the illustrious list of other football doctors such as Dr Irvin Khoza, Dr Molefi Oliphant and Dr Danny Jordaan. Where are Dr Jabu Pule and Dr Patrick Mbuthu?
ORLANDO Pirates officials will be cruising around in snazzy new rides after exchanging their boring Japanese Nissans for the French Peugeots of their new vehicle partners. Don't be surprised when you see flashy Buccaneers coach Leal zooming around Jozi freeways in a drop-top 308 CC model. For his endless hard work, Mickey Modisane might get the HDi panel van.
KAIZER Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune celebrated his birthday ahead of the MTN8 cup final they lost 1-0 to Orlando Pirates last weekend. He was presented with a huge green cake, shaped like a soccer field. Now we know why he could not dive low to save Oupa Manyisa's long-range shot - there was too much cake in his stomach.
ARTHUR "King of Kwaito" Mafokate enlightened us with his football knowledge, which could be encompassed in a pea, when he commented about Khune's mistake that led to Manyisa's goal. Mafokate must put more time into his crumbling kwaito kingdom and leave football to those with the know-how. Maybe he wants to resuscitates his old nickname, "Arthur Vuvuzela".
CHIEFS coach Vladimir Vermezovic has joined Black Leopards counterpart Sunday Chidzambwa, Santos' Boebie Solomons and Golden Arrows' Ernst Middendorp as the frontrunners for the dubious honor of being the first coach to get the boot this season. They are like participants in a reality show trying to outsmart one another to win the big prize. Our money is on Middendorp - what's your bet?
MZANSI'S No1 football supporter, Sadaam Maake, arrived at OR Tambo airport at dawn on Monday to welcome Banyana Banyana home from Ethiopia. With nothing much to cheer about Amakhosi these days, Maake is more than happy to be part of any celebration that comes his way.