This season has seen players being released from their respective clubs left, right and centre due to issues with discipline! The list seems to be growing on a daily basis going into the final stages of the campaign.
Ill-discipline is nothing new in football circles. Jabu Mahlangu (previously known as Jabu Pule) recently admitted that his drug and alcohol addictions caused him to lose it all.
Just last month, Masibusane Zongo was released by Platinum Stars after going AWOL and missing two games; so, too, was SuperSport United’s Mark Mayambela, who let personal issues get in the way of his footballing career. The list continues with Chris Matombo and the latest addition of Mpumalanga Black Aces' Tshidiso Tukane.
Tukane was released amid reports that he had not been involved in any team activities for a while, and had been left out of coach Muhsin Ertugral's squad. The club felt his actions could affect the rest of the team, so he was left out of their plans.
However, some fans seem to think that ill-discipline has no effect on the team and that the performance of a player should be more important than anything else.
"I believe that Tukane is a great player for the team. He is a vital part of our set-up, all he needs is guidance," Mama Pule, a loyal Aces fan, said.
Taking Mama Pule's comment into perspective, do you agree that discipline does not matter and that players' performances on the field are more important than anything else?