There is much to like about the Mzansi Super League (MSL) on the field. Mostly, it is the genuine passion and commitment of the players involved which is impossible to fake.

All professional sportsmen are competitive animals so of course they’re trying to win — but the camaraderie and team work on display in all but the dismal Jozi Stars has been outstanding.

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