There are no obvious reasons which inform how one could decide which football club to support, unless it is your home town club. This is no exception to Bafana Bafana defender Thibang 'Cafu' Phete who confessed that he grew up supporting Orlando Pirates because he was jealous of Kaizer Chiefs.
Born and raised in Kimberly, the 27 year old Phete started his career at Stars of Africa Academy before he made name for himself at a Cape-Town-based National First Division outfit Milano United. In 2015 he signed with a Portuguese Primeira Liga side Victoria Guimaraes from a Segunda Division Portugesa side Tourizense where he played only for one season. He now dons Belenense SAD jersey's, whom he initially joined as a loanee in 2020 from Famelicao. Both these clubs ply their trade in Portuguese Primeira Liga.
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Speaking in an interview with Kickoff Magazine, 'Cafu' highlighted that his support for the 'Sea Robbers' as Orlando Pirates is affectionately known came as a result of his envious resentment of Kaizer Chiefs.
"I supported Orlando Pirates growing up but for me supporting them was because I was jealous of Chiefs," he said in part of the interview.
"You know Chiefs were the Glamour Boys with Jabu Pule and all that. But nah, [I told myself] I'm going to support Orlando Pirates." Phete
Do you think it's a compelling reason to support a particular football club on an account of your jealous of its arch rivals.
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