Tiki-Taka Football in Africa
Mamelodi Sundows nicknamed the “Brazilians” displaced Baroka FC at the summit of the ABSA premiership in South Africa with a 4-0 thumping at Lucas Moripe Stadium. It’s not the result that makes the headline but the scintillating football they displayed, hardly seen on the continent. From the sweeper keeper, Dennis Onyango (2016 CAF Player of the year) and Captain Kekana dictating the pace in the midfield while the runner up to Onyango’s award, Khama Billiat finding Percy Tau twice in slick movements. It was nothing but scintillating. With such displays, Africa’s football is surely becoming more tactical and won’t be less entertaining than in any part of the world.
In other ABSA matches, Supersport United and Orlando Pirates finished goalless while Maritzburg United beat Capetown City in 4-2 in a six goal thriller.