Thabo Rakhale produced a real beauty in Tuesday’s victory against Chippa United, with his rather outrageous trick bringing delight to a large section of the supporters.
The trick also sparked some interesting responses from Fan Park's Thick Skull and Captain Alzheimers. Although, I'm more inclined to agree with the latter that Kasi Flavour is not quite back as of yet, I do imagine that some supporters - even those who do not usually attend games - will be eager to go the stadium in the next game to witness Thabo strut his stuff.
This extends to the issue of stadium attendances which is a common problem in South African football.
As briefly touched on by SLTV, PSL clubs are facing some financial issues, partly because of worryingly low stadium attendances. For a long time now, many football-loving fans have agreed that waning stadium attendances, and lack of footballing entertainment in the shape of some Thabo Rakhale-esq tricks, are not mutually exclusive events.
Perhaps it is then up to the skilful players to take matters into their own hands, or rather feet, and be as bold as Thabo by doing some flicks and tricks to get the crowd going…
This can only be used when the safety net is in place - a healthy lead in the dying minutes of the game which allows for players to bring an exciting end to matches.
This view may border on over optimism, but logically, this may just result in an improvement in stadium attendances, which will make some club owners happy and ultimately resuscitate the presence of Kasi flavour in our football.
Do you agree that the players should take matters into their own hands where Kasi flavour is concerned?