Last night Bidvest Wits lost, again, to Mamelodi Sundowns by two goals to zero. Is it time for Bidvest Wits to panic?
When my under-9 soccer team I coach is on a run of bad results, I strategically dissociate myself with them and explain to parents that the reason the team stinks now is a result of their brat kids being lazy and not good enough. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way in professional football. When a team is playing badly all of us look at the coach. Gavin Hunt’s Bidvest Wits have collected only eight from a possible 30 points in the league and are sitting second from bottom.
15th placed reigning champions Bidvest Wits take on struggling Mamelodi Sundowns in a flyweight matchup at the Bidvest Stadium tonight. Which of these two underperforming big teams will have the knockout punch?
At this point in the season, I was expecting this game to be a matchup of two teams slugging it out for a place to be top the table. Unfortunately, their recent crappy form has degraded this match to a midtable side against a relegation-threatened one.
Another knockout competition and another elimination for Steve Komphela’s Kaizer Chiefs. With his future at the club in doubt, how does Komphela rationalise another semifinal exit?
A red card was shown to Wiseman Meyiwa, who wasn’t so wise (you saw that coming didn’t you?), for stamping on Daine Klate leg. The resulting freekick was played into the Kaizer Chiefs box, Wits’ Mkhwanazi headed the ball across to Keene who finished it off with his own header to put Bidvest Wits one goal up and effectively ending the game.
Arsenal are at home to Tottenham Saturday afternoon in a London derby Arsene Wenger says, if they could win, will revitalize their title hopes. Wenger should sit Mesut Ozil because stats show his contribution against top six sides is embarrassing.
Mesut Ozil is Arsenal second best player after Alexis Sanchez. He is a skilful, intelligent, and a world-class layer. Non-Gooners are probably thinking to themselves, why the heck would Arsene Wenger want to bench him then? Because Mesut Ozil has been a liability to Arsenal in big games.