The sand is running through the hourglass and Bafana Bafana still don’t have a new coach.
So are the days of our lives.
Any one of us who have looked to the South African Football Association (Safa) and wondered when they will end their amateur antics will be as disappointed as I am when I see my partner watching soap operas.
As a kid, my mom and sisters would spend their early evenings catching up on what new Forrester man Brooke was getting bymekaar with or what new plot Stefano de Mera was hatching.
And it was a mindnumbing as tiktok what-what and today’s reality TV shows.
But would you believe it when my lady and her mom tell me that my work is also just watching mense konkel and make skandaal every day?
In the case of Safa this week, I had to just throw my hands up and accept that I’m also a junkie for the drama.
And like the worst of these soapies, it’s predictable and ultimately damaging to your mental health.
But guess what? Watching Safa drag football in SA through the mud isn’t working me up any more.
It is what it is.
Last Wednesday, Safa had confidently tweeted that they would name a new coach at the weekend.
Speaking to Safa’s head of communications Dominic Chimhavi, he told me that that Saturday they would name the coach, who I was told would not be present.
We joked a bit about the identity after Safa president Danny Jordaan had basically talked up former boss Carlos Queiroz as their main man.
But that Thursday night, my little birds told me that Queiroz was not going to take the job.
On Friday, Safa said their weekend announcement would be postponed due to global travel restrictions, but now they are reportedly chasing Hugo Broos en vandag wag ons nog altyd.
It really is pathetic the way our national game and team is run.
They really don’t respect what it takes to make the game a success – the wellbeing and performance of players, the planning and preparation of coaches or the sense of responsibility and dedication to create and maintain the environment in order to work towards success.
While they are happy to say that they will equip coaches with the tools that they need, they hardly ever deliver.
Queiroz left just before the 2002 World Cup he had qualified Bafana due to the meddling. Shakes Mashaba famously had run-ins with his bosses. Gordon Igesund was thrown under the bus before his team were labelled a bunch of losers by Fikile Mbalula.
But somehow Safa escaped the criticism – until now. And the drama will continue, with never a happy ending in sight.