Professor blasts big teams' excuses


Mlungisi 'Professor' Ngubane has criticised the excuses made and quality of football dished out by the top PSL teams in the bio-bubble.

The South African soccer legend says only the likes of Stellenbosch FC and Cape Town City have caught his eye since the resumption of Absa Premiership games.

Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs have all failed to really impress on the pitch in the final stretch of the season but have started to pick up results in their last few matches.

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Moreover, the likes of Pitso Mosimane and Josef Zinnbauer have both made excuses about the conditions under the enforced Covid-19 protocols after some average performances last month.

"I only watch the likes of Stellenbosch these days," Ngubane tells

"These others, they are used to playing with a crowd. Soccer is not business to them, but fun. It shows our players are not on the same level as their European counterparts. In Europe the way they played you would swear supporters were present.

"Do you mean if you stay five months not riding a bicycle you should forget how it's done? If you know football, you know football. You can't make excuses.

"If Stellenbosch can perform like this... does it mean they didn't close? What about Cape Town City? It's just about taking football seriously, nothing else.

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"If something is a gift to you, it's a gift, no one else can take it away from you. Very, very disappointing is Chiefs and Pirates. Even Sundowns, though they picked up at the right time.

"As for Chiefs, you couldn't even tell who is going to score. Same with Pirates. Even Baroka, they are playing good football but they are not winning."

Regarding the title race coming to a head on Saturday, Ngubane says the ball is in Amakhosi's court.

"I think both of them have a chance but as you know it's for Chiefs to lose it. Sundowns have to capitalise if Chiefs lose or draw."

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