Another near-flawless season for the PSL with Sundowns being treble winners and extending their streak of league triumphs to five.
However in a sporting world where teams and leagues paid tribute to those who paved the way for the current generation of players in their leagues, where is the statues of our PSL legends?
The English Premier League this past season launched the first-ever Hall of Fame that featured legendary names such as Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney, John Lampard, and many other names of similar stature in the English game.
Manchester City even revealed a statue of Aguero (top image of the article) as part of the anniversary of the goal he scored back in May 2012 on that famous last day of the season that won them their first league trophy after decades of being in the shadow of the red side of Manchester.
This honoring of legends even extended to other sports like basketball where the biggest league in that sport, the NBA recently introduced new individual awards for the playoffs and renamed some to recognize the legacy of some of the legends.
So why have we not had a Jomo Sono stadium, Teko Modise Player of the Season award, a Surprise Moriri statue, and any other similar legacy concepts that will inspire current or upcoming generations to research why was this award named after this person or this stadium to understand what these legends did?
As a nation, we are already at a disadvantage since most of the footage or pictures of players like Ace Ntsoelenge, Kaizer Motaung, and many more legends of that era are mostly lost but we heard the stories from our fathers of what these men sacrificed for the sake of moving the beautiful game forward but we should do more than just the obligatory moment of silence when our legends have passed on.
Give them their due flowers, I understand there might be logistical issues but the league owes so much to these legendary figures that it is a shame that we aren’t doing much more to honor and cherish their hard work.