This piece was inspired by a poll by Goal.com of who’s the Toughest between Siya Sangweni and OJ Mabizela.I retweeted that we’d be talking about OJ and Rhu differently now if Sangweni’s move to Chiefs had happened.
What if Sangweni’s move to Chiefs happened in 2010. We’d surely be looking at Mabizela and Radebe differently right?
Yes or no?
2010 Kaizer Chiefs needed a stopper. They had Dominic Isaacs, but eish inja yam struggled with injuries man. But when there, you could see was an educated footballer. So he was worth having around.
Then there was Jeffrey Ntuka-Pule but he was always going to end up at right back, so he’d be the starter there. For me, the only player who could’ve come close or be better than the great Sizwe Motaung.
And Thabang Rooi bro, oh my goodness, the dude was an axe. He was the type who only tackled bro, and when you go up in the air for a header with him, best believe you might get an elbow. Tough as nails.
And young Thomas Sweswe, a meat packed of muscle and intimidating melanin my man. Comfortable on the ball, but you could see with game-time next to the right type of leader, he could’be been something special.
Shout out to Bobby Motaung man, he was the guy putting all this together.
So he went after Sangweni and apparently the fee was R3.5 meter when Golden Arrows were reportedly looking for R5 million.
If that move happened that time, I reckon Sangweni might have had an even bigger impact on SA football.
Now he’s just one of the guys, who played here and there, was good, but not a headliner type of good.
He ended up at Orlando Pirates eventually and was one of the pillars of the great double-treble team.
But you’d never say ne? Jy war’s daar my laaitie.