Mediocre Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates Compared to Failing Parastatal Eskom

Mediocre Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates Compared to Failing Parastatal Eskom

  • There is no denying that South Africa's biggest football clubs have become mediocre
  • Neither Kaizer Chiefs nor Orlando Pirates has won the league since the 2014/15 season
  • The Amakhosi and Buccaneers have been described most unfavourably by local fans

Let us all face facts: only the names of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates remain and not their playing ability.

The Amakhosi and Buccaneers are miles and leagues behind Mamelodi Sundowns, who relentlessly continue to dominate South African football as far as the eye can see.

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Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates were compared unfavourably to Eskom. Image source: @KickOffMagazine.
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Noting the mood of the country and analogising it perfectly, Jonty Mark wrote in The Citizen about the fortunes of these three clubs:

"It must be nice being in love with Masandawana. Rulani Mokwena’s men are as reliable as Christmas itself, always bringing presents to their supporters in the form of three points, followed by another and another….you get the picture."

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The Chiefs and the Pirates, he added, were more like failing parastatal Eskom.

"[Eskom] turns your power on for a bit, only to quickly fall back into familiar darkness."

Mark wrote this in the wake of the Brazilians opening a 16-point lead over Chiefs and a 21-point lead over Pirates last weekend at the halfway stage in the season, being dead certain to win the DStv Premiership for a record-extending six time in a row.

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She was joined by another celebrity in Somizi, as well as several other people on the way to Chatsworth Stadium for the fixture.

Bucs legend allegedly 'intimidates' referee

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According to the Daily Sun, legendary Orlando Pirates defender, Rooi Mahamutsa 'intimidated' a referee during one of the games.

He was playing for USB-18 in an absorbing encounter against Wattville United, when he allegedly tried to make a decision go his team's way.