- A respected football analyst has gone on an uncharacteristic tirade in criticising a coach
- Former Kaizer Chiefs player Siphiwe Mkhonza went on the offensive in harshly criticising John Maduka
- The Malawian guided Royal AM to an excellent inaugural season in the Premier Soccer League, before shockingly jumping ship to Maritzburg United, where went south from the get-go
Siphiwe Mkhonza rised and dialed up to 10 on the violence scale.
The football analyst and former Kaizer Chiefs player laid into coach John Maduka, who is currently clubless. He was sacked during the current season by Maritzburg United, who he joined under shady and controversial circumstances from Royal AM.
Speaking on SAFM with Thabiso Mosia he said that he wished to not undermine Maduka, before promptly undermining him.
“You know, I do not want to undermine Maduka. Not that I am undermining him but I always question that because sometimes we need to be honest, some teams are not coached. And we can see it because that is our job as analysts to identify those dynamics. I watched Royal AM under Maduka.
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“In fact from Celtic, I always said ‘no, no, no, Maduka needs to improve in terms of his coaching’. Sometimes we have these coaching badges and we think having them makes us complete coaches… I have watched all of Maduka’s teams and the first thing I thought was that he needs to improve.”
Maduka reportedly in Royal's sights
John Maduka might be returning to Royal AM.
The keyword is 'might' because the sources are questionable and the club's owner, Shauwn Mkhize was rather blunt in response to the rumour. The Malawian Maduka inexplicably departed Thwihli Thwahla for KwaZulu-Natal rivals Maritzburg United after an outstanding first season in the DStv Premiership.
He guided them to a third-place finish, guaranteeing them an MTN 8 place as well as qualification into the CAF Confederations Cup.
John Maduka fires back at allegations
Maritzburg United's new coach John Maduka has gone on the offensive to ensure that his name remains unsullied.
Maduka suddenly called it quits as Royal AM last month after guiding the side to a CAF Confederation Cup finish, with Thwihli Thwahla having finished in third place on the DStv Premiership table. This then led to whispers that the Malawian left because he was not a CAF-accredited coach, which is compulsory to coach in CAF-sanctioned matches.
MaMkhize hurt by fan trolling
Someone once said that football will "kill you a real death".
Shauwn Mkhize continues to learn that the hard way as a club owner. After the highs of defeating KwaZulu-Natal rivals AmaZulu 2-0 the weekend before in a derby, another KZN rival Maritzburg United brought Thwihli Thwahla back down to earth with a 3-1 crash the following Sunday.
During this loss to United, rival supporters at the Chatsworth Stadium made it a point to sing rude aimed at MaMkhize. She then went on to social media to express her hurt at being abused by these fans.
Source: Sports Brief News