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January is now barely two weeks old.
This is the month that has earned notoriety for being blighted by the affliction of pennilessness – famed as ‘January disease.’ During this gruelling period most of us get to endure the anguish that comes and goes with the hangover of our extravagance over the duration of the preceding holidays’ festivities only the previous month.
While we lived high and lavish during December, we wallow low in January. The gnawing torture of this period’s penury impales our pockets. Family provisions, rentals, school fees, utility bills and a plethora of other responsibilities starkly stare us right in the face, glumly asking to be duly taken care of.
Now, similarities can be drawn between ‘January disease’ and off-season – that period when there is a lull in the popular game. During a football season’s subsistence, fodder for topics to discuss on this column easily flourishes; but no so in such times as these.
In spite of that respite in the game, we still have a moral obligation of providing you with substantial substance to digest in this space. Even as there is not much activity during the off-season, save for player movement and changes in the technical set-up, Friday Football Echoes scavenge content for our avid readers’ consumption. We cannot afford to disappoint in this regard, but keep delivering.
Faced with such a barren spell, still we get productive. Our sterility knows neither infertility nor futility. But just as January is only but a month, we eventually drag ourselves out of its doom and gloom. And so shall it be with the off-season, a term for whose ‘disease’ we always find a cure.
The sun sets on everything. Also, form is temporary and class is permanent. Meanwhile, just as the month of January and the off-season are synonymous with being thrifty, we also get to play along and be frugal with our writing.
It’s Game On, Play On!
Dynamos are the biggest team in the land. It is amazing that their financial status is bad. Senior and experienced players are owed varying outstanding amounts. I would like to believe the executive is sweeping a lot of issues under the carpet. Financial issues need transparency. I urge club president Keni Mubaiwa to emulate his CAPS United counterpart who is open to the club and tells them the truth. Being quiet raises a lot of speculation. Dynamos also need to find other ways of raising money. Highlanders, in partnership with a local company, are selling maize meal. – Tawanda Mhlanga, Dangamvura.
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