Kaizer Motaung

Motaung lashes out at Derby Critics

Motaung lashes out at Derby Critics

Posted: 19 February 2010 Time: 01:53 pm

Kaizer Motaung has lashed out at the Soweto Derby critics saying the criticism that it has lost its spark has reached a point of "worry and disgust".

The club's executive chairman writes on his weekly column on the club's website that the Derby between his club and Orlando Pirates is still a "must-attend".

"The weekend Derby has once more come under attack from prophets of doom who are hell-bent on diluting its significance even before the kick-off. Over some time, the prophets have dismissed its rich history and every drama associated with it to a point of worry and disgust," Motaung says.

He continues, "For us who have a natural knowledge of the event and its obvious impact on our society, we remain convinced that its character and its unique settings, makes it a must-attend occasion in any calendar of sports worldwide. The problem with the destructive soothsayers is that they are only one-dimensional in their pedantic assessment of the derby and in the process they miss some other aspects that make it interesting."

Motaung further draws similarities with European derbies. "Looking abroad, the derby between Manchester United and Manchester City attracts interest although Manchester City has never lifted a League trophy in 42 years, since 1968.

"The AC Milan and Inter Milan derby similarly draws larger attendance and interest, whether the teams are lying somewhere in the middle of the log or not. Truth is the whole of Milan and Italy will be abuzz with pre-match activities, with punters exchanging both thought and currency in different corridors.

"This proves that the derby can still be a big occasion regardless of the fact that the two teams may not be fighting for league honours at the time it is staged. In addition, the derby remains by far the most hugely marketed event when compared to other matches.

"In South Africa however, there is a contingent of critics that undermine the significance of the derby by judging it on the basis of goals and thrills anticipated in the field. These have gone on to sway public opinion in the direction that best serves their interests without allowing the public an opportunity to make its own judgments. Incidentally, the unfortunately diluted 2010 Derby has already been sold out," he says.

Shall we then leave it to the players to prove tomorrow that it is still worth all the hype, Mr. Motaung?

Article by: Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 01:59 pm
well said my chairman
Proffesor
posted: 02:05 pm
Mr. Kaizer it’s the Sundowns, Celtic & SuperSport fans who say this. hehehe
Sweyts',)
posted: 02:16 pm
Mx! With all due respect Chincha, You are just making your customers hear what they want to! If what you are pointing out about crititcs is a fact, then you would'nt be pointing it out.

Fact is: Spend money baba, the name alone does'nt do it anymore!

Oh! You can put the blame on that miner Motsepe... again! lol. Damn! this guy buys all the players you dream of.Lol! lovl!
Anonymous
posted: 02:19 pm
The only derby in the whole world where even one of the biggest sportswear companies (NIKE) designs a special addition FOR JUST THAT GAME (iDERBY).........
Anonymous
posted: 02:20 pm
@Sweyts:this guy buys all the players you dream of.Lol! lovl! meaning kaiser is motsepe's role model- good one.
Anonymous
posted: 02:22 pm
Haters, now that the chairman has spoken and tried to laid it for you the way it is......what do you have to say or you jealous will still take the better of you??????
Anonymous
posted: 02:23 pm
In South Africa however, there is a contingent of critics that undermine the significance of the derby by judging it on the basis of goals and thrills anticipated in the field. These have gone on to sway public opinion in the direction that best serves their interests without allowing the public an opportunity to make its own judgments. Incidentally, the unfortunately diluted 2010 Derby has already been sold out," he says.Tell them Chincha Guluva.If it's dull why r the tickets sold out?
Anonymous
posted: 02:25 pm
Sweyts: 2010-02-19 14:16 [ Report ]


Fact is: Spend money baba, the name alone does'nt do it anymore!

Oh! You can put the blame on that miner Motsepe... again! lol. Damn! this guy buys all the players you dream of.Lol!

VERY RIGHT Sweyts, & WHEN THOSE EXPENSIVE PLAYERS CAN'T SEEM TO WANT TO WIN THE LEAGUE FOR HIM HE "BUYS" ELECTRICIANS TO SWITCH OF MUDAGASI WA SUPER STADIUM.

Sweyts',)
posted: 02:27 pm
Proffessor : 2010-02-19 14:05

He knows very well ukuthi even his own fans, the few elite they have out of the millions, are also critisizing Chiefs.

Ofcourse you will always find your loyal members, who are easier to manipulate and con into beleiving what you want.
And these loyalists are unfortunately the masses, mainly found in the 'informal' industries! With a few having internet access to spew bile! LOVL!
Sweyts',)
posted: 02:36 pm
SIBUSISO: 2010-02-19 14:22 [ Report ]

Haters, now that the chairman has spoken and tried to laid it for you the way it is???????

Sbu! Why must we listen to chairmen when we can liase directly with the President?

Not all of us are 'abo driver bamakhumbi'! lol! We do'nt need chairmen in order for us to function! Lol! hysterically!

By the way Sbuda, haters is a term meant for ya'll....the underesourced! Hhayi thina! We are the threat to Kaizer`s wellbeing, not the other way round!
Anonymous
posted: 02:42 pm
"If SAFA agrees with the PSL about the Sundowns-Swallows match continuing from 35 minutes with a 0-2 score our next move will be to subject Nomvethe & Kobola to pollygraphy tests to determine if they did not bribe Luvhengo Mnungomeni & Mathew Booth to desert their positions when those two goals were scored," VhaVenda VhoMambush.
Sweyts',)
posted: 02:45 pm
ANTHONY: 2010-02-19 14:25 [ Report ]

HE "BUYS" ELECTRICIANS TO SWITCH OF MUDAGASI WA SUPER STADIUM.

Mh! That's bad of the mogul ne! How can he stoop so low?

But then it's better than hiring hitmen to kill ne! Lol!

Hope u-slem enough to get it! If not tswa da! lol!



Anonymous
posted: 02:46 pm
no-wonder your son fired you...it's bcoz you are dom...you can't compare bananas to apples just because they are fruit you idiot!comparing Inter and AC with chips and pierats!!!hamba wena slima....FYI, they may be at the bottom of the league table but they bring Vuma on their Derbies
Anonymous
posted: 02:49 pm
Wel said Mr Chairman...dont wory most of those criticts r sunflopz,seltik..ect...fans
Anonymous
posted: 02:49 pm
Well Tiyani I geus it is worth a mention that though the chairman feels like this about the derby but the games we've watched do not compare to the europians ones our one seems to be boring, it appears as if the couches jobs depend on them not losing the derby rather than providing a very good entertainment such that after the game I can say to my friends "hey u Abia Nale uyashisa did you see how he went past Legwathi to create or score the second goal"?

maybe the chairman needs to do some introspection and stop lambasting the critics, remember when chiefs has won against pirates the township is a place to be everyone gets excitted even pirates fans because they know we will buy them beers. In my view the crititcs are only protecting the derby's image....
Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 02:50 pm
Stonza: 2010-02-19 14:46 [ Report ]

Ha ha ha ha STONZA, I have never seen a talented moron like you...ha ha ha ha ha!

The KHOSI One
Anonymous
posted: 02:52 pm
ANTHONY: 2010-02-19 14:19 [ Report ]


The only derby in the whole world where even one of the biggest sportswear companies (NIKE) designs a special addition FOR JUST THAT GAME (iDERBY).........
==============================
they know that chips fans are the dumbest fans in the whole wide world..they just want profits and guess what.....they are right and will get it
Fuze 1
posted: 03:00 pm
The old man is right but the coaches of both teams must allow players to enjoy themselves and we are sick and tired of the so called 'tactics'. We want to see many goals and skills tomorrow, nothing else, because the league is gone.
Anonymous
posted: 03:01 pm
Thank you Thabang " the First Class Moron"....lol
Anonymous
posted: 03:02 pm
Sweyts: 2010-02-19 14:36

Sbu! Why must we listen to chairmen when we can liase directly with the President?

You can listen to our chairman cos he talks sense.......by the way which president are you talking about, if its not our hornyy one.......hehehehe!!!!
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