The Derby, the most important game for Amakhosi. You could lose 3 games in a row and win the Derby, trust me the fans and management would forgive you. That’s how important the derby is!
All football lovers cannot afford not to go to Soccer City for this game, a traditional game that brings uMzansi (South Africa) to a stand still. So the 29th of October is like ilanga lomncimbi wabaphansi (ritual day for ancestors).
Form and stats goes out the window, it’s about iplaki (bravery and nerves of still)
As far as the line up was concerned, Komphela (coach) made a few changes. Rama came in for Moleko and Buchanan, who got a taste of his first derby, came in for Baloyi.
This game showed ukuthi when Mathoho/Gordihno are faced with a good striker to deal with, look uncomfortable and make lots of mistakes. Khune was called twice to save and was on form, usebumnandini udla amasmatisi.
Rama looked hungry and had a fair game but then again,with Khumalo on the left this was probably not his best game. During the first half he tried to join the attackas always, but bekangafudumalanga.Amakhosi were also lucky that unompempe Gomes didn’t award a penalty when Gordihno brought down u Morrison in the box.
When it came to Lebese, Twala, and Ekstein, there was nothing positive that came from them as usual. Derbies are characterised by skillful players, but this one, had lots of missed passes and lot of wrong decision-making coupled with fear. The fact that Khosi doesn’t have an attacking player in the national team says it all.
Buchanan ufudumele there’s quality uyayibona, mile-age ezinyaweni efunekayo (game time). Katsande was lucky to finish the game as he was supposed to be given a second yellow card.
Katsvairo for me, the less said the better, he won’t offer Khosi what they want from him, he doesn’t have the Khosi DNA.
Manqele came in for Katsvairo and got one chance but nawe uyasigodolisa, Shabba came in for Twala and he tried and his shot was saved by Mhlongo, but I think he’s the messiah and on speed dial for Komphela. Parker came in for Lebese but did not have enough time to make any impact.
My worry is the output in terms of display, fans came in numbers to see quality display plus no shukela namashibobo siyabarobha, but Khosi family are with the point to consolidate.
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