Ace "VAR" Ncobo Has His Say on Orlando Pirates Kasi Flava Showboating

Ace "VAR" Ncobo Has His Say on Orlando Pirates Kasi Flava Showboating

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:26 PM
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  • Critics of kasi flava showboating are in for a shock when it comes to their bane
  • There is nothing in the laws of the game which prohibits expressing oneself ridiculously with the ball at your feet
  • This comes in the wake of the antics of several South African recently and in the past

As the uproar over the necessity of Orlando Pirates' junior team's indulgence in showboating continues, a man of the football law has had his say.

Andile 'Ace' Ncobo gave his take on how 'kasi flava' is governed within the rules of the game as per FIFA.

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Ace 'VAR' Ncobo was firm when it comes to the laws of the game when it comes to kasi flava showboating. Image source: SuperSport YouTube.
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Speaking to Thomas Mlambo on SuperSport's Extra Time, "VAR" said:

"For every decision that the referee makes on the field of play, whether to play the whistle, not to blow the whistle or show a card or not, you must find expression of that decision in the laws of the game. If you are going to come to me and say that you are cautioning a player for showboating because you deem it as unsportsmanlike behaviour, then let's go to the laws of the game. Show me that. It's a coaching issue.

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Sipho 'S'gobe' Moeti once caused controversy in 2016 after receiving a yellow card. Ncobo received worldwide acclaim after his breakdown of that historic incident.

Pirates coach explains kasi flava

"It is a form of an ice-breaker."

This is the straightforward assertion of Orlando Pirates juniors coach Joseph Mkhanya following the fallout over the team's showboating antics. Their players chose to indulge in kasi flava madness against Sekhukhune United while 3-0 up.

This led to an outcry about the necessity of such play at this level of the game.

Hunt "horrified" by kasi flava

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.

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

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.

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