Friday, 26 February 2010

Three in a raw

They did it again and now there are rumours that the master tactician Gavin Hunt is leaving the club. Who can resist him, many club owners believed that it was players not him who is good. That led to exodus of players from Matsatsantsa the likes of Teko Modise, Mphela , Mashego, Pelembe, the list is endless. They were definitely quality players, but Hunt knows exactly what he wants fromplayers. He bought the likes of Pogenpoel, Maluleke, Lafor who proved to be excellent replacements hence they retained the Premiership.
The problem with coaches of small teams is that when the coaches leave they don’t usually make it in big teams. The reasonable option for Hunt is not to go for Chiefs, Sundowns and the likes, but target a national team. We have seen coaches from small teams (Owen Da Gama, Khabo Zondo etc ) fail to impress in big teams. We have seen the success of Clive Barker and Shakes mashaba as a national coaches after coaching the so called small teams. We don’t hear of intereference from management like in the big clubs (Pirates and chiefs) coach have a free reign.

Now that they have shown their dominance in South Africa, I am sure M-net can do with some mileage in the continent so that they can spread their wings further. What a better way to do that than to stay as long as possible in Champions league.

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