A strange thing happened yesterday. For the first time ever, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates supporters came together and supported the latter in their quest to (a.) not lose against Mamelodi Sundowns and (b.) preferably beat them.
Mamelodi Sundowns came into the game nine points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs with a game in hand. A loss against Pirates would equal the number of matches played with Chiefs but the lead would stay intact. Downs went a goal down in the first half and never recovered.
Last night for the first time in maybe history, Kaizer Chiefs supporters were on the side of Orlando Pirates when they met Mamelodi Sundowns. The Buccaneers beat The Brazilians at home for the first time since 2011
“No one calls, and what I’ve heard, I think people have this illusion that I’m asking for big money… I don’t know about that,” said George Lebese On Robert Marawa’s Marawa TV.
The former Kaizer Chiefs attacking midfielder has been without a club since Mamelodi Sundowns decided not to renew his contract three months ago. It was rumoured this week that Amazulu were kind of interested but decided to pull the plug on that idea. Supersport United, a club he played for on loan for last season, were said to have called dibs on the 30-year-old’s signature after he left Downs. They changed their mind later when they figured Lebese would be a surplus to their requirement.
“Well, I think for now we are focusing on the players we have, I think we’ve got enough numbers in that position,” Supersport United coach Kaitano Tembo said.
“We’ve got [Aubrey] Modiba, [Kudakwashe] Mahachi, [Thabo] Qalinge and [Evans] Rusike so we are a bit loaded in that department for now, so we will only focus on what we have at the moment.”
I am an impatient person. I hate waiting. In this world we live in being restless is a bad thing. When you are young you are told: ‘you can only have the Yogueta after you finish the cabbage’, when you are a teenager: ‘you are only allowed to have some of your dad’s Gordon’s when you turn 18’ and when you are an adult: ‘you are only allowed to finish when I’m satisfied too’. Kaizer Chiefs are on top of the Absa Premiership, 10 points ahead of second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns. Is it okay for their supporters to begin celebrating or should they practice patients?
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