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Friday read | Good week for Kaizer Chiefs, bad week for Gary Player

It was another good – and bad – week in the world of sport for several teams and players, both past and present.

Covid-19 continued to have a devastating impact, but below, just two news-worthy incidents which grabbed our attention.

BAD WEEK – GARY PLAYER

South Africa’s greatest ever sportsman, Gary Player, added an award from controversial US President Donald Trump to his trophy cabinet.

However, the 85-year-old, nine-time Major winner was lambasted for accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom the day after Trump’s encouragement of an invasion on Capitol Hill during the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

Player’s own son, Marc, led the outrage, saying he wished his father had politely declined the award, calling it ‘tone deaf, in denial and wrong!’

We tend to agree …

Gary Player of South Africa speaks to the media during the final practice round of the 2020 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, 11 November 2020. After being delayed seven months by the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Masters Tournament is being held without patrons 12 November through 15 November. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

GOOD WEEK – KAIZER CHIEFS

After a string of poor performances – and results – in the DStv Premiership and with pressure mounting on coach Gavin Hunt, Kaizer Chiefs finally picked up another victory in midweek.

Chiefs had been languishing near the relegation zone, but their 1-0 win away from home against AmaZulu will appease the haters – for now.

Hunt also picked up another win over his former student Benni McCarthy who now coaches the KwaZulu-Natal side. McCarthy, one of Bafana Bafana’s greatest ever players, does lead their head-to-head coaching battle 5-3 however …

Amakhosi are next in action against Cape Town City in the Mother City on Saturday, 16 January at 17:00.

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Disappointed Gavin Hunt, Head Coach of Kaizer Chiefs FC as his team did not manage to hold on to a 2-1 lead during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 game between Golden Arrows and Kaizer Chiefs at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Durban on 21 November 2020 © Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

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