It’s day four of the 21-day national lockdown and while it will be weeks before we see any football action, Soccer Laduma takes a look at nine of the most unforgettable moments from the 2019/20 domestic season has left us with so far.
Football in South Africa has been suspended indefinitely, with the country currently in a 21-day lockdown period due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, which has infected 1280 people in the country so far.
While the Premier Soccer League aims to complete the season by June 30, the return of football will depend on the situation in the country after the lockdown.
However, in the meantime, here are some unforgettable moments that the 2019/20 season has left us with so far:
Remember Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic and Benni McCarthy?
The departure of both Sredojevic and McCarthy were two of most the shocking coaching casualties of the 2019/20 campaign so far, with Micho leaving Orlando Pirates after handing in his resignation in August last year and Cape Town City terminating McCarthy’s contract back in November.
SuperSport United, MTN8 champions:
Kaitano Tembo delivered his first piece of silverware with SuperSport this season after lifting the MTN8 trophy back in October 2019.
Mamelodi Sundowns Lift The Next Trophy:
Sundowns were crowned the 2019 Telkom Knockout champions.
Pirates Impressive Season Turnaround With Josef Zinnbauer:
Bucs recently went on an eight match unbeaten run in the league after Zinnbauer’s appointment in December last year. Pirates won six games in a row before a defeat to Kaizer Chiefs on February 29.
Chiefs dominance over Pirates:
Amakhosi have beaten Pirates thrice this season, putting an end to their four-year winless streak over their Soweto rivals.
George Maluleka to Sundowns:
Chiefs recently shocked the football fraternity with their announcement about Maluleka’s departure. Amakhosi confirmed on March 11 that the midfielder signed a pre-contract with the Brazilians.
Rulani Mokwena To Chippa United:
After a lengthy leave period from Bucs, following Zinnbauer’s appointment, Pirates confirmed that Mokwena was seconded to Chippa until the end of the season.
The fight for the Absa Premiership league title and the Nedbank Cup was dramatically put on hold on March 19 due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
Which moment this season was a standout for you so far? Let us know in the comments section below.