The football space is currently in the process of a huge shift from what we know all around the world. We've seen a lot of rich people and big personalities entering into the space in recent years and this has brought along some change. This is definitely inevitable so it is good for traditional football fans to familiarize themselves with the direction the game is going. As like every new thing, there are mishaps along the way.
Shawn Mkhize made headlines on the last game before the international break. The Royal AM was seen carrying wards of cash on the field following their victory against Maritzburg United. This earned her a lot of critism, however many were impressed by the idea and less about how it was executed. It is good to offer players incentives for positive results, however she can certainly do better with how she gets it done.
According to various reports she has offered her players a new task in return for an enticing incentive. Shawn Mkhize reportedly offered to pay each and every playera R20 000 bonus if they can finish in the top 3, and it doesn't end there. This statement went on to suggest that the top players will get an all expense paid tree for them and their plus one to Dubai at the end of the season.
Shawn Mkhize is certainly capable of fulfilling as she is one of the richest owners in the PSL. She doesn't shy away from flaunting her wealth and this is something football isn't used to. The traditional behavior within the sport more especially South Africa with the owners of teams generally being men. This is something that is foreign to the PSL and is going to take a lot of getting used to.
Royal AM will be up against Marumo Gallants and it will be interesting to see if they will maintain the winning momentum. This will set the tone for the rest of the season and will instill a beat more belief to go for glory. Mamelodi Sundowns has been dominating with The Soweto Giants failing to break through, there's definitely a need for an instigator in order to make it more entertaining.
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