Tweeps have not been in a good mood after spotting Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini on the cover of KickOff Magazine.
Consequently, the magazine has been asked series of questions including; What about Carol Tshabalala and Portia Modise?
You might be wondering what the fuss is all about? Well, the thing is, Minnie happens to be the first woman ever to be on the cover of KickOff Magazine. This did not go down well with Twitter users who quickly expressed their dismay
As a result, Minnie started trending, with most saying she was not supposed to be the first woman to be on the cover of the soccer magazine. According to the users, there are many other sportswomen who could have done a better job.
Sports presenter Carol Tshabalala and former Banyana Banyana player Portia Modise, Desiree Ellis, Noko Matlou, Amanda Dlamini, to name a few are the women who were overlooked by the tabloid.
One user lamented that; “The saddest thing about this Minnie cover on KickOff is that Portia Modise was a Banyana Banyana star for close to a decade. No cover.” Another pointed out that Minnie is not well grounded in sports and shouldn’t be recognised like this.
Nevertheless, some of the users however, defended Minnie, saying it was the magazine that opted for a model just to up their sales.
Here’s the controversial cover of the March issue of KickOff Magazine;
— Sibusiso Mjikeliso (@Sbu_Fundraiser) February 23, 2017
And here are some of the reactions from Twitter users;
LRT also…if it's just the presenter route they choosing to use,why hasnt Carol Mañana graced the cover before Minnie.anyway😪
— Gugulethu (@Pridendlovu) February 23, 2017
Minnie knows zero about soccer even, wuwow!!! Popularity vs talent in SA will forever be a problem.
— Zamangwanya (@Zamangwanya) February 23, 2017
— Phekeza (@apsa_songongo) February 23, 2017
So many women,retired or still playing or TV pundits who deserved 2 b on the KickOff cover nt Minnie,it doesn't make sense @Sbu_Fundraiser
— Itumeleng Seleke (@Selektah12) February 23, 2017
— Mnelisi Phungula (@Mnelisi) February 23, 2017
The saddest thing about this Minnie cover on Kick Off is that Portia Modise was a Banyana Banyana star for close to a decade. No cover
— Sicelo (@SiceloDumakude) February 23, 2017
Kickoff magazine wanted to create a buzz and revive their brand. That magazine is so irrelevant now. They knew Minnie would cause havoc.
— Lesego (@LesegoPase) February 23, 2017
Meanwhile, Minnie Dlamini is going to co-host one of Nickelodeon’s biggest Festivals, Nickfest 2017, at TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg next month.
The star-studded event will take place from Saturday, 25 until Sunday, 26 March 2017. 26-year-old Minnie Dlamini will be hosting alongside co-hosts and Mzansi’s three favourite comedians including, Nicholas, Jason and Donovan Goliath, aka Goliath & Goliath.