I hear a lot of noise about the Mamelodi Sundowns coach Johan Neeskens. People are blaming him for the weekend draw (Mamelodi Sundowns 0-0 Jomo Cosmos) and even forcing his name in the same hat of abo Ernst Middendorp (Maritzburg United coach) by the sound of their uncalculated comments.
Their comments are motivated by the expected win of Kaizer Chiefs (Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 Moroka Swallows) and the embarrassing defeat of Orlando Pirates (Orlando Pirates 1-3 Recreativo do Libolo) in the CAF Champions League.
Well, not me, me I see a brilliant coach in Neeskens who gives a player a starting berth on merit not "who brought you here". I see a coach who is not threatened by a big name, I see a coach who is flexibly and not afraid to take risks for the benefit of the team... with luck on their side, Sundowns could have embarrassed Cosmos with a big margin score line if it wasn’t for Cosmos goalkeeper Avril Phali.
Sundowns are flying under Neeskens and these people are trying to dis-order The Brazilians.
HANDS OFF! Neeskens, he is not your Vladimir Vermezovic (Kaizer Chiefs coach) nor Julio Leal (Orlando Pirates coach) for that matter.
By Xilla Tutu