At the end of each month, there is an orange flashing light on my decoder signaling that I have a message (apologies if this doesn’t sound familiar to those of you who are wealthy enough to afford the Explora). I navigate my way to the message which reminds me to “Pay your monthly subscription or you will incur a reconnection penalty fee. Thank you, and have a nice day, bitch.” or something to that effect.
I then have to whip out my credit card (which is in the negative) and pay for my DSTV subscription. I don’t do this because I love watching SA Idols on Mnet (I actually hate that show), Africa’s Wildest on NatGEO Wild (I think animals are stupid), or Uyajola 99 on Moja Love (I have a problem with people being exposed for cheating like there is something wrong with it). I do it because of Supersport.
In a press conference that took place when Stuart Baxter and his Bafana Bafana team arrived home after their AFCON quarter-final loss to Nigeria on Wednesday, Stuart Baxter was asked to give a mark on his performance in the tournament.
“To rate my own job‚ I’ll never do that because that’s being pompous and blown up and I wouldn’t do that. If I was to stay in the job‚ it was because I think I could do the job properly.
“Without sounding arrogant‚ not one per cent of my self-esteem would come from questions like that asking me to give a mark on my own performance.”
Bafana Bafana lost against Ivory Coast in their first game in the AFCON 2019. Now Stuart Baxter and his team need a win on Friday night against our neighbours Namibia to have any chance of progressing to the next round. The Brit and his coaching staff need to make changes to their team that underperformed last Friday. Here are m top five changes Stuart Baxter needs to make for Bafana Bafana’s game against Namibia tonight:
Against the Ivory Coast, Bafana Bafana played a bit timid. A bit scared maybe. Or maybe they were playing to the instructions of the coach. Whatever it was, South Africa didn’t play as well as they could have. Even though they didn’t get a favourable result, Nambia were impressive in their 1-0 loss against Morocco. They are not here to make up the numbers, they are here to play. Bafana lost the first game and now are one loss away from an early flight back home. Stuart Baxter and his team need to go for it against Namibia because the Brave Warriors will be ready for them. Baxter should give the players freedom to express themselves and win or lose on their own terms.