Robert Marawa and that Chippa letter has Mzansi in its feels

08 April 2021 - 08:12
Robert Marawa was blamed, in part, for the decision.
Robert Marawa was blamed, in part, for the decision.
Image: Tshepo Kekana.

Sports broadcaster Robert Marawa found himself topping the trends list after Chippa United confirmed it had aborted plans to appoint controversial Belgian coach Luc Eymael as the team's technical director. This, said the club, was in part because of what it called public pressure from Robert Marawa, Umhlobo Wenene FM's Putco Mafani and the SABC.

In the lengthy three-page announcement, the club said the pressure had unfairly forced their hand.

Marawa told TimesLIVE he “got bored” after three paragraphs and “passed out”.

The club alleges on his show, Marawa Sports Worldwide, the broadcaster cost them “substantial reputational and financial damage” when trying to appoint the Belgian.

The announcement, and blame apportioned to Marawa, got South Africans fired up as they reacted to the allegations.