Shoes, which shoes?


There are no less than five recent local players nicknamed 'Shoes'. In football, just like the idiom, an apple doesn’t fall far from the tree; a nickname is usually closely attached to the actions or the names of a player. But it appears 'Shoes' is increasingly becoming an exception, observes Staff Writer, MQONDISI DUBE

Most footballers’ monikers did not fall far way from the tree. Diphetogo ‘Dipsy’ Selolwane derives his nickname, Dipsy, from his first name, and Mogogi ‘Manchester’ Gabonamong, got his following a brief trial with the English Premier League giants, Manchester United.

There are varied and at times bizarre nicknames attached to soccer players. South Africa’s Jerry ‘Legs of thunder’ Sikhosana, got his nickname as a result of his fierce shots, while Zebras’ captain, Mompati ‘Legs of steel’ Thuma, due to his ‘pencil’ but firm legs.

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This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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