Not many people have noticed, but Mamelodi Sundowns are quietly having a bad season. The PSL champions have been eliminated from the CAF champions league, the MTN 8 and have collected 14 from a possible 24 points in their league campaign.
Here are 10 reasons why Sundowns supporters should be concerned:
Leaving home is never easy that’s why most of us millennials never do.
We don’t pay rent or clean our rooms, and the refrigerator remains stocked at no extra cost to us.
We are referred to as the Boomerang Generation. Wikipedia says the Boomerang Generation are young adults graduating high school and college in the 21st century. They are so named for the percentage of whom choose to share a home with their parents after previously living on their own—thus boomeranging back to their parents’ residence.
Hmm, that sounds about right.
With all the perks being a boomerang brings, staying at home with your folks will stifle your growth as a person because you never learn how to be a responsible human being and the difference between 1 ply and 2 toilet paper.
Soon to die Canadian-American motivational public speaker Brain Tracy says:
“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”
In the world of football, leaving your comfort zone (i.e. your parent’s house) is when you and your agent (who is looking to make a healthy profit of labour) decide it’s time for you to make a move overseas (i.e. move out the house so he can jerk off in peace).
Much was expected of Orlando Pirates after their blistering finish to the 2017/2018 season they, however, have started this year’s campaign on a less than impressive note.
The Sea Robbers have managed to win only two of their first five games in the Absa Premiership, scoring 4 goals (two own goals, a penalty, and one goal in open play) in process. Their defence has been shaky and their forwards don’t seem to know where the right side of the net is.
After the first half of last season, Orlando Pirates were pretty much written off as league contenders but following the New Year, the Buccaneers looked like a different team, they were winning games and scoring goals. Their resurgence was cute, nonetheless, they were far too many points behind Sundowns to mount any challenge to topple the league leaders. But, after a run of wins, they pushed the eventual champions all the way to the last match day of the league.
This season Orlando Pirates are favourites to win the Absa Premiership along with Mamelodi Sundowns, has that burden of expectation contributed to their lacklustre start?