Being the very vocal advocates for youth development that we are, we need to accept all the possible downsides to more and more people embracing the notion of investing in younger players and their development with the belief that this ideology will always afford the beautiful game a solid foundation for growth. 1,056 more words
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A mate of mine once drew my attention to the fact that very few Mzansi footballers still get their nicknames from the fans they entertain or worse, they get named after medium-rare players in Europe when extremely attractive and more befitting options were available locally. 564 more words
The last time Mzansi had a “Golden Generation” of young players at its disposal, the legendary Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba gathered some of the premier footballers in that bunch, took them along to Sydney for the 2000 Olympic Games and beat Brazil playing that entertaining brand of true Mzansi Diski that seems to need some reviving. 1,017 more words
Loved it, loved it, loved it.
The audio production is great, too, with two performers following the different story threads (the book itself is framed interestingly, with stories within stories as the protagonist sifts through documents and journals and letters that discuss other documents and letters and journals, etc.). 87 more words