Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
1 minute read
24 Mar 2020
4:45 pm

‘Corona Break’ ain’t no good for nobody

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Earlier this week my four-year-old son comforted his two-year-old brother telling him that I would soon leave for work and they can then watch their cartoon freely.

Orlando Pirates fans during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium, Soweto on the 29 February 2020 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

This was after I had refused to give in to their persistent calls for the cartoon channels on TV. They usually have the freedom in the afternoons and watch whatever channels they want. But with the country under quarantine as the coronavirus continues to run rampage, and football being postponed, I have had to stay home most of the time and spend time with them. They are a lovely bunch of little people who think they are the axis around which the world revolves. With no live football anywhere, I have been feeding my craving for the game on repeats....