JOHANNESBURG – Despite the majority of the football fraternity raving about it being part of the culture of South African football, Arthur Zwane remains adamant showboating shouldn’t be encouraged.
In football, there’s no coach that would lose it when his trickster plays mesmeric football in order to dispatch opponents and help the team, particularly in attack.
There has, however, been a thread of players who dance over or with the ball, to show off, bring the crowd to their feet or slow down the pace of the game.
In the past few seasons in the reserves, Zwane’s troops were known to be orchestrators of the latter, especially when they believed they had done enough to secure a win. But Chiefs’ reserves yesterday showed a disciplined tactical acumen despite trouncing Golden Arrows by 4-1 in opening round of the newly expanded MultiChoice Diski Challenge season.
However, Orlando Pirates’ left wing-back Lehlohonolo Sepeng stole the show with his showboating, that was meant to show off at most, instead of neutralising the opponent against Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday.