No time to root for useless clubs

I am writing to express my surprise that there are people who are still as narrowminded as your reader Maggie Hoskins and columnist Themba Molefe.

I am writing to express my surprise that there are people who are still as narrowminded as your reader Maggie Hoskins and columnist Themba Molefe.

What both fail to point out is the low standard of our soccer. When Orlando Pirates played Manchester United, I hung my head in shame. That was not football.

The Pirates youngsters ran aimlessly. I was sure that Kaizer Chiefs would beat them, and they did.

The only reason why there were so many United fans at the stadiums was because they believe and are satisfied with the level of football displayed by the team.

Why should being a South African compel one to root for a useless team. When Chiefs and Pirates start upping their game to the level of teams such as United, surely we'll witness changes in the stands.

What were Kaizer Motaung and Irvin Khoza thinking when they came up with the Vodacom Challenge idea anyway? South African teams cannot even get past Egypt's Zamalek, yet they fool themselves into thinking they can beat United.

And yet we have the likes of Molefe and Hoskins lambasting people for appreciating a good and exciting team.

I'm proudly South African but I have no time to root for useless teams.

Anele Bhengane, Mariannhill

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