In our weekly feature where you, the reader, can ask the selected journalist questions, our in-house Ajax Cape Town, University of Pretoria and Orlando Pirates specialist, Julian Bailey, gets back to you.
Today’s questions were submitted to Julian from our readers, getting an insight into life as a journo and football as a whole.
Five random questions were selected, with our specialist sharing his thoughts.
Q: Do you think Ajax will let Manyama go? And what do u think of Tuks signing Lamessa after failing at other clubs and still not doing any better at Tuks
Submitted by: Keelie_K4L
A: I don’t think they want him to leave. Muhsin Ertugral likes him as a player. I think they will do whatever it takes to keep him. The big clubs will definitely be coming after him though. Fikru has started showing some good signs of late. He played against Wits in mid-week and put in a decent shift. He came close to scoring on many occasions.
Q: Do you think Bafana can write his own history by beating Spain?
Submitted by: zee4khosi
A: I think Bafana will maybe draw against Spain. We came close to beating them the last time, so perhaps we could go one better this time. It would certainly be a good thing for the country if we could beat the world and European champions.
Q: Julian, I want your opinion, whts so special abt chiefs?
Submitted by: Ntsika2
A: Chiefs have assembled a great starting 11 and play some entertaining soccer. They did well to win the league last season. Baxter’s tactics have let the team down a little bit, but I think they have so much quality in their side that they will get back up there soon. They play with such great balance and can mix their attacks up quite well. That makes them dangerous.
Q: Who will be taking over from puma as BAFANA BA CHIEFS SPONSER.
Submitted by: bellyangel
A: No decision has been made about the new kit sponsor yet. Bafana will still be playing in the Puma kit for a while though. They might even play the Chan tournament in it too. Perhaps after the tournament a final decision will be made regarding sponsors.
Q: In your honest opion does Ivan Bukenya look like a 22year old..... Can u honestly n confidently say he is a 22year old? If not pls investigate......
Submitted by: Prof_Maknite
A: I think if he has the documentation which states that he is 22 then it must be true. I will admit he does look like a quite a big fella, but perhaps he just has those genes. I have only seen pictures, so let’s wait until he makes his debut for Amakhosi, then we’ll decide.
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