One must toil and tend to his craft cause as the cliché says “You reap what you sow”. History repeats itself in the form of who was crowned kings of Africa. The victors looked pallid in play for the best part of the game. The Black Stars managed to subdue Egypt especially Ahmed Hassan. The Egyptians had limited goal mouth action to offer. Gyan perhaps man of the match had lots of questions to ask the Egyptian goalkeeper and these were warranted with saves. A one- two between the egyptians led to a brilliant goal by Gedo in the dying minutes of the game. Sinking Ghana in the process and exacerbating his authority as leading goal scorer in the tournament the super-sub broke more hearts
The conclusion of the tournament has brought PSL football action back. The long break is finally over and we the plebeians are eagerly awaiting witness whose fate it will be to be crowned PSL winners. The two horse race continues to see who has enough grit to clinch it. Supersport began with a pedestrian draw while Sundowns shared the same fate albeit they saw red in the form of one Mabhuti Khenyeza. His intentions are not too pellucid as he was not trying to score as nothing suggests that maybe Mabhuti is still in hedonistic mode and isn’t quite ready to end the break. Down in the doldrums it seems Cosmos are going down again as five points behind Free States Stars and equivalent with Black Aces on 21 points. Ezenkosi though showed fortitude against Chiefs in a game that had a phalanx of the most fetching goals. Pirates are stuck on that voyage of stalemate monotony. The less said about them the better.
Santos who were also amongst the favourites at the season commencement are having troubles of their own. Bobby Solomons and Marc Ithier could have felt a tad unlucky not to salvage at least a point against United. It was a palatable game that exhibited signs of spark from early moments of the game when Carelse hit a powerful shot that rattled the woodwork from outside the 18 area. Ricardo Katza opened United’s account from a corner kick minutes after. United were playing menacing balls from their half into the people’s team’s box and a header from Monteiro came through these passes but not with out Laffor’s disturbance of the goalkeeper. Fomer Wits player Spelman created the goal for Santos by shielding off Gould to give Tyron Arendse an easy goal.
The battle on top still stands and 3 points separate the teams, While the brazillians have a game in hand United have a stupendous goal difference. United still have to play Amazulu who have something of an Indian sign on them, Sundowns still have Santos to play and Cosmos who could threaten the respective 3 points. This is how great men are determined: Those who seize the moment, Who don’t get weary and vanquish those in front their believed destiny. The pusillanimous settle into the sides and are rendered mediocre.