By Chris Wright
Stuck for something to do, local sides Zola All-Stars and KFC decided to have a dust-up at the Nike Training Centre in Soweto, Johannesburg, recently.
After a fairly mundane first minute, the “skills friendly” (yep) quickly turned into one gigantic showboating mess, with all the players showing off their quick feet and their finest freestyle frippery – which is great if you’re into that kind of thing, we suppose…
As an aside, freestyle football really is the pits, and the vain, selfish, “I pwopa dun yoo!” attitude it promotes is gradually seeping into proper football.
You even see it percolating among younger players at shite Sunday League level these days, which is truly depressing for people with misty, water-coloured memories of football being a full-contact team sport.
Anyway, please excuse the old fart rant. Forgot to take my happy pills this morning.