"Horrifying": Showboating by Orlando Pirates Leaves Gavin Hunt Disappointed

"Horrifying": Showboating by Orlando Pirates Leaves Gavin Hunt Disappointed

Keba Mothoagae
February 22, 2023 at 4:13 PM
  • The criticism of kasi flava will never go away
  • This form of showboating continues to divide its enthusiasts and critics
  • It was the turn of respected SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt to give his blunt assessment of it

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt is horrified by the scenes that played out during a DStv Diski Challenge match between Orlando Pirates and Sekhukhune United last Saturday at Milpark Stadium in Johannesburg.

With the match safely locked away at 3-0, the junior Buccaneers typically resorted to kasi flava showboating to humiliate their opponents while running down the clock. Sports Brief has published numerous articles detailing how divisive this so-called culture has become.

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This showboating annoyed SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt. Image source: @_Sir_CharlesR.
Source: Twitter

Hunt was rather blunt in his assessment of what he saw unfolding and made his feelings known on Twitter.

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In December, Orlando Pirates legend Jerry Sikhosana expressed frustration at excessive showboating at amateur football levels. He was speaking in the wake of the ridiculous levels of kasi flava that have been on display, during the entertaining 2022 Philly's Games in Tembisa, northeast of Johannesburg.

Speaking to SuperSport, Sikhosana said he believes it comes down to the coaches, adding:

"The seriousness of themselves leading a team and leading these young boys. If you stand there and allow what these boys are doing... earlier today I came to watch Isithembiso playing against another team... I think they were leading by an aggregate of 6-1."
"We can have jokes, but what was happening in the morning is something I cannot tolerate. I think it comes down to the coaches leading those teams and that's what does not sit well with me."

Mpisane indulges in kasi flava

Admittedly, Andile Mpisane does know how to entertain with the ball at his feet.

A video has gone viral on Twitter of Royal AM's chairman indulging in kasi flava showboating for the club's DStv Diski Challenge team against KwaZulu-Natal rivals Lamontville Golden Arrows.

The derby match would eventually end in a 1-1 draw.

'Skhwama' back in the PSL

Professional football teams in South Africa refuse to give up on Tshepo Matete.

'Skhwama Sa Matariyana' gained popularity for his over-the-top showboating. This time, it is the turn of Eastern Cape club Chippa United to give him a chance.

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