I Expect To See Flames
Bassie Ntsweng – SLSC Committee Member
On the upcoming season
A lot is expected from the big teams this coming season. The three so-called big teams failed to win silverware in the 2016/17 season, which made me realise that there’s no more such a thing as ‘big teams’. A team like Bidvest Wits has already shown us that they mean nothing but business, looking at their signings. I expect to see flames starting from the MTN8 this weekend.
On the stampede at FNB Stadium
What needs to be done is beefing up of the security at stadiums. The supporters also need to take responsibility. We go to Johannesburg from Bulawayo, Cape Town, Limpopo and all corners, knowing very well that the tickets are sold out. That is where we are wrong as supporters. The sad thing is that you might find out that there were people in the stadium who bribed their way in, with no match tickets, while the ones with genuine tickets were stuck outside. The security personnel must stop taking bribes, as people are dying because of what they’re doing. Another advice I would like to offer to fellow supporters is to get to the stadium on time. Our clubs must also start taking supporters seriously. They must know that we spend our money supporting these teams and we are not getting anything in return. All I ask is for them to at least show appreciation. I was fortunate enough to attend the memorial service of the late Prince Chauke. It was so emotional. May the families of the two deceased supporters find comfort and strength in these trying times, and may their beautiful souls rest peacefully!
On the MTN8
Eish, this is going to be a difficult first weekend of football. All the teams in the Top 8 are quality sides. But I think Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town City and Wits will go through to the semi-finals.
On Oupa Manyisa’s Sundowns move
I am delighted with the signing of Manyisa. He is one of the best midfielders in the country and he has now joined the best team in Africa. He will definitely fit in well and contribute to the success of the team. On behalf of Masandawana, I welcome ‘Ace’ to the family.
On Supporters Club’s Vision 2017
We are almost there with our Vision 2017. We also have our sponsors, AVBOB, who are there with the nice and affordable Funeral Care Plan to take care of us. I encourage everyone to take up this Care Plan, as it is the very first for us supporters.
’Til next time