EDITORIAL | Cash is queen, but MaMkhize’s envelope saga goes one step too far
The new premiership boss’s latest stunt is cringe-worthy and not to be countenanced
There’s a new queen in the DStv Premiership and she is disbursing wads of cash to players attached to her team in what appears patent, if not crass, attempts at cheap publicity. Yes, the publicity from the videos of the incident has generated more heat than light.
Royal AM boss Shauwn Mkhize and her son Andile Mpisane walked around the pitch distributing cash from an envelope to their players after a 2-1 win over Maritzburg United at Chatsworth Stadium.
It was a cringe-worthy exercise, with some players looking uncomfortable. The club bosses remained unfazed, however. The family duo of mom and son seem to have set themselves the task of disrupting the “boys’ club” at the helm of our local soccer. And that is not a bad thing. They seem to want to do things differently, challenge the status quo and push the envelope, literally. It is also true that Kaizer Motaung, Irvin Khoza and Patrice Motsepe, who lead the most successful teams in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), are not the standard bearers of everything. The status quo can, and should, be challenged. How this is done, though, is key...