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Usuthu humble Chiefs


Consequently they were distracted and therefore did not notice the droves of Usuthu amabutho (battalion) jumping over the fences

Ho hummm, the Absa Premier League title race is still tops of the discussion points on the national agenda regardless of what happened and what you might think of the latest sets of results coming from that league at the weekend.

With that said, let us appraise you of the latest developments around your favourite, majority sport. On Saturday at approximately 5pm AmaZulu FC came from under the shadows of the Drakensberg, aka the Ukhahlamba mountain range, very far from the famous Valley of a Thousand Hills where they normally ply their football trade, and ambushed a famous club from Naturena, Gauteng.

Their hosts were fatigued and stressed from having recently exerted themselves to the limit against their greatest rivals, the Buccaneers. Consequently they were distracted and therefore did not notice the droves of Usuthu amabutho (battalion) jumping over the fences. The rest is history, especially if you’re an Amazulu fan.

Well what can one say regarding that little piece of cultural-come-history-based narrative? It’s not like AmaZulu’s win at the weekend has changed the orbit of the earth around the sun. What’s more it changed very little in the way of the fortunes of each team regarding their respective league standings.

What’s worse is that Chiefs might just be of a mind to maintain that seven points gap between herself and the nearest team at number two and that will itself be a chasm for the others to overcome. So to all those who wish Amakhosi bad luck (balakaletsi) beware! The fat lady is not even warming up yet!

AmaZulu on the other hand, should, by all wise counsel, not celebrate this three points gain as a sort of victory! I can tell them for free that they would be better off not being able to tell the tale of their adventures around a campsite about their time against Chiefs than not being part of the Absa Premiership camaraderie. I am certain their choice is clear cut for them at this point in time.

Now over at Chloorkop. There the chief in charge, Pitso Mosimane, has broadcast his ambition to get himself some CAF Champions league glory. Nothing wrong with that.

Only problem is that on the weekend and some weeks before that, his team was matched up with Al Ahly from Egypt. This is one club that thinks the Champions league is their private property. Even though that assertion is blatantly false, Al Ahly certainly behaved the part when they played Amasandawana in their backyard in Tshwane on Saturday.

So it came to pass that Sundowns will have to wait another season to get another chance to try their luck at that glory score in their career in the CAF Champions League. For now we’ve got to grudgingly hand it to the Egyptians in their bid to bag their 10th Champions League medal.

Lastly, as a follower of all things sports I would advise that you peruse the government’s intention about broadcast rights and times for all sports codes to familiarise yourself with what is planned.

Some bookworms and alarmists who parade as journalists already say the government’s intention is nefarious, meaning wicked and evil all rolled into one. I myself have not yet set eyes on the papers being quoted by the media so my opinion would be dangerous to even share here.

What I do get about all the hullabaloo around the Government proposals is that teams such as Bafana Bafana, Proteas and Amabokoboko share their broadcast airtime with the likes of the national ping pong team, the marble rolling squad and others.

As for myself, I don’t think I will ever stay up to watch the national Morabaraba squad doing battle against China or whoever. Stay awake! read the national Gazette. Salang.