I wish to thank the publishers and management of The Voice Newspaper for this opportunity. It gives me the platform to interact and inform soccer fans not only at Chiefs, but Zebras and football in general about what we do. I hope we will have a good interaction but sadly I did not have time to consult with you on the name of this column. I just got it from a friend who said my corner kicks are something I have always been known for, some sort of a trademark. Piro is my popular football name, so yeah I guess you are ok with the name. I thank Joel Mogorosi for paving way for me on this Column as the pioneer.
We are obviously sad that we lost out on the opportunity to win a double. The air in the dressing room after the game was so tense you could cut it with a knife. No one showered, no one chit chatted and everyone seemed to walk on egg shells around Talk Talk who himself was clearly in a foul mood. I have never seem Talk Talk looking so devastated and dejected in the ten years that I have played with him for club and country.. We didn’t have anything to say to each other so we quickly jumped into our separate cars and went home.
But before I left I looked for my younger brother who was on the winning side, and congratulated him for his first time ever gold medal. Later on he kept on sending me bbm pictures of GU celebrating, eating and drinking, really rubbing it in my face when I was trying to forget about the game. I switched off my phone.
But at the end of the day we can’t lose sight of the fact that we lost to GU on penalties and as you know penalties can go either way, its hard but we are coping. I want to congratulate GU for their historic win.
It’s great to be league Champions again, and ask any player in the world there’s nothing bigger than winning the league at club level. So the boys are excited to have that medal, its coveted and most players play until they quit football without that medal. So I’m once again honored to be one of the blessed few.
I would like to state that it’s always a privilege and honor to play for your country, and I have been very loyal to the national team, however after AFCON I decided to take a break from international duty because I was fatigued, and the coach understood my position. However, I had to cut off the break recently because most players were not available and went to play against Kenya. It was a good feeling, and I have been called for the Mali game. The team is already in camp but will be joining it later on as we just finished off a hectic programme at club level. I wish to state that I’m excited about the return of Michael Mogaladi back into the team as his presence will give us some stability during this difficult AFCON qualifier. I welcome my brother Dirang and we hope that he brings back the creative ability left by the international retirement of Dispy.
I’m trying to relax as much as I can to steam off, visit family and look after my mother who is not well. I don’t see her as much as I would like to because we are always busy with football for 12 months. So it’s good to be able to spend time with family, and just be a good boy at home. I also get to spend some time with my daughter during this time, Its great that she has just started school holidays when I am on rest days. She is a very active child who keeps me on my toes but I love every minute I spend with her. We don’t have much time though, Zebras camp is awaiting me!
I am a proud product of Notwane, and it’s always sad to see your former team relegate. They fine tuned me and most development players in the league. I trust that they will be back soon. Take care!!!!
Oct 10, 2014