Their Zimbabwean forward man Mandlaenkosi ‘Sukunyetsa’ Sibanda broke the ice and lighten the somber mood by cracking jokes about their new player,Gilbert.
Sukunyetsa: Hey Radithong! The league is just about to resume and I wonder how you are going to face the crowd.
I always see you intimidated by a few supporters at the training grounds.
Laly: Suku you like teasing others but you become angry when we tease you.
Sukunyetsa:Laly how does this concern you? I am not talking to you.
I am just joking with Gilbert.
Trinity: Suku is a rib cracker when we are travelling we don’t get bored and fall asleep.
At first, it was irritating but now we are used to it.
Sukunyetsa: I really enjoy it when we are at training ground with our new player Gilbert; it is going to be an entertaining season.
Mambo: Suku shut up. You are a senior pedestrian now that your car is parked home. When are you going to fix it or you are broke?
Sukunyetsa: I am better than you guys, you are always broke.
At least I know how to spend my money, I have a car.
I will fix it month end.
Mambo: Unlike you we have other commitments
Sukunyetsa: If we were to write a composition I was going to get better marks than anyone in this team.
Some of you like Gilbert were going to spend two hours to write ‘MY SELF’ composition.
Mooketsi: Hahahaha! Gilbert would just write: “My name is Gilbert. I am a boy.” Period!
Sukunyetsa: He would be lost for words and confused.
He would not even understand what the topic is all about.
He would be thinking of Metsef, a shop.
I think coach should give us English lessons so that we do not embarrass him if one of us becomes man of the match and be interviewed on BTV.
Mooketsi: That’s a good idea.
Otherwise the nation would laugh at us.
Sukunyetsa: Gilbert what is your weight?
Gilbert: Why are you asking?
Sukunyetsa: Hahahaha! Tendai did you hear what Gilbert said? He said his weight is 1.86metres .
That’s height mate.
(Other players laugh)
Gilbert: This guy is not telling the truth. Tendai don’t buy his story
Sukunyetsa: Gilbert 2 x 0? Give me the answer. This is serious.
Mooketsi: You did not hear him properly. He said you borrow 1 from 2, u cancel 2 and add 1 on 0.
(Players laugh and the bus arrives and it was the end of the conversation.)