Let Us All Be Positive
SLSC Committee Member , Basetsana Ntsweng shares her thoughts on Bafana Bafana's World Cup qualifier encounter against Burkina Faso and she also touches on the topic of Kaizer Chiefs supporters who have been calling for Head Coach, Steve Komphela to leave Naturena.
Good day, fellow football fanatics
On Bafana’s World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso
I would like to urge every South African to rally behind Bafana Bafana. They need us now more than ever. We can’t say who’s not doing this and that – there’s no time for that now. When I was doing the game promotions last week, some people didn’t even want to take the pamphlets we were giving away because they were very negative towards our national team. Let us all be positive towards our team because even the players can see when the supporters have no faith in them. Please, South Africa, let us fill the stadium on Saturday. Let us work together for our beloved country. The boys can still do it.
On Kaizer Chiefs supporters calling for Steve Komphela to go
The Chiefs management should do something about these supporters who always do this at our stadiums. They must understand that they didn’t employ Steve, the management did and therefore it is the management’s decision to fire the coach, not them. This thing of people throwing things on the pitch is not right and it is damaging the image of our game. Supporters are now called ‘hooligans’ because of them. This thing of fighting coaches has to end now. There’s no coach that goes to a game with the intention of losing it.
On the MDC
I want to thank MultiChoice for doing a wonderful job for the ABSA Premier Soccer League. This initiative has been a breath of fresh air to our league and the national team. Look at the likes of Bruce Bvuma of Chiefs, who represented us well in the recent CHAN and COSAFA tournaments. Look at Motjeka Madisha of Mamelodi Sundowns, who has been called up to replace the suspended Erick Mathoho at Bafana Bafana. They emerged from the MDC. This Reserve League has brought hope back for many football followers in Mzansi. The likes of Hendrik Ekstein have now registered themselves as regulars at a big team like Chiefs.
Until we talk again