We've got news for you.

Register on TimesLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

‘I wouldn't pull that off’: Chelsea star Mason Mount reacts to SA diski

'It’s basically dancing with the ball ... it’s exciting,' Mount exclaimed

02 August 2022 - 14:02 By Lebogang Mokoena
Mason Mount of Chelsea.
Mason Mount of Chelsea.
Image: Shaun Botterill/Gallo Images

While SA professional football has been criticised for not being competitive enough, Chelsea star winger Mason Mount was drooling over some of the local moves.

In a clip shared by Supersport on Twitter, the footballer is seen admiring local football matches. “It’s basically dancing with the ball ... it’s exciting,” Mount exclaimed.

In the clip Mount singles out a move by ex-Orlando Pirates winger Thabo Qalinge against Polokwane City in a Premier Soccer League match, “How has he not touched it ... how do you practise that”.

This contrasts with what has previously been said about SA soccer, most notably by Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos, who said SA lacks the quality to compete with talent around the globe. 

Here are some notable replies from Twitter:

Support independent journalism by subscribing to the Sunday Times. Just R20 for the first month.


Would you like to comment on this article?
Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.