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).
The African champions may finish this season without a trophy, will this campaign be seen as a failure?
Mamelodi Sundowns have not been themselves lately, besides being knocked out of every cup competition faster than it would take a 5-year-old to fail at a red lorry, yellow lorry tongue twister or being held to a 0-0 draw against part-time soccer team Saint George S.C. of Ethiopia or being two points behind Bidvest Wits with only two games to go in league, the Brazilians just haven’t had that cutting edge that they did last season when they dominated the PSL.
Could the departure of Keagan Dolly have something to do with it?
It maybe, but one player, no matter how talented he is, can’t make that big of a difference, especially in a well-oiled machine.
Could it be fatigue?
This could be the likeliest of explanations, Mamelodi Sundowns have played a truckload of games this season.
Should they fail to capitalise on any slip up by Bidvest Wits Sundowns will end the season without a trophy. Would this mean that this season was a failure?
It’s been approximately two years since Amakhosi last won a trophy, their fans deserve better, what can be done to get them out of this barren spell?
Kaizer Chiefs got Rock-bottomed out of the Nedbank Cup last week on penalties to Supersport United, five months before that, Amakhosi got tombstoned out of the Telkom Knock-Out, again, on penalties by relegation-threatened Free State Stars, and when we rewind back to August, the not Glamorous boys got Stone Cold stunnered out of the MTN 8 1-0, by a team who then, was only 3 weeks old, Cape Town City.
The Soweto giants are sitting in the fourth place, they are behind the league leaders Bidvest Wits by five points, and with only five games to go, it is safe to say they don’t have a shot of winning the league.
This has been another unproductive season for Chiefs after they failed to win anything last season too.
Some of you non-Kaizer Chiefs supporters are thinking “it’s only been two seasons dude, relax”
I am relaxed and yes, it has ONLY been two seasons but Kaizer Chiefs is the winningest club in South African football history their equivalent of not winning in two seasons is like Real Madrid not winning in five. Even through their dark days of Ernst Middendorp as their coach Kaizer Chiefs managed to win the MTN 8, Telkom Knockout, and Nedbank Cup.
Another trophyless season isn’t an option for the Gold and Black. The Kaizer Chiefs management need to come up with solutions.
Problem: Is the coach good enough?
I have been an avid advocate of the #komphelamustfall movement on twitter, I may have been the person who actually started it, why? Because I didn’t think he was any good as a coach and I hate the fact that he speaks English better than 90% of us.
I have been calling for his head since the first week he got his job. But, over the past few months, I’ve seen the team improve and play better. The problem is their form is erratic, Komphela’s Kaizer Chiefs are inconsistent they go on seven-game winning streaks then go on ten-game winless runs.
Solution: Give him another season.
Komphela should get one more season. Kaizer Chiefs management didn’t wilt to the pressure of the media and their supporters, they stuck to their guns, and their guy has done a reasonably good job. Give him just one more season to prove himself.
Problem: Does Kaizer Chiefs have a good enough squad?
The one player that has been a revelation this season is Lorenzo Gordinho, he is an excellent defender who even chips in with a few goals. Other than the young centre-back, I didn’t see much quality in the Amakhosi team.
The squad has below average and elderly players in abundance. Kaizer Chiefs best players are Itu Khune (29 years old), Tshabalala (32 years old), Mphahlele (27 years old) that’s an average age of 29.3 years.
If we compare that to teams who are ahead of them in the league;
1. Bidvest Wits
Ngele (26), Mahlambi (19), Hlatshwayo (27)
Average age: 24 years old
2. Mamelodi Sundowns
Kekana (31), Billiat (26), Tau (22)
Average age: 26.3 years old
3. Cape Town City
Gumede (26), Ngoma (27), Manyama (26)
Average age: 26.3 years old
Solution: Let go of the grandpa’s and sign quality youngsters.
Komphela has hardly utilised any of the signings the team made during the preseason transfer market and I don’t blame him because those guys suck (and I’m being nice).
Mathoho hasn’t been himself lately signing a good young centre back would keep him on his toes. Signing wingers who are willing to take on their defenders and put balls in the box for the forwards to attack would make sense.
Kaizer Chiefs need to make signings to fill positions that the quality is most needed add a sprinkle of youth and you got a winning combination.