Most fans are fond of making comparisons between their favourite football stars, an example being the never-ending comparison between Messi and Ronaldo.
However, is it possible for a footballer to think competitively without comparing himself to others? The answer is neither here nor there, but some footballers like to make comparisons, either in terms of talent or looks.
Inevitably, this helps some of them to compete and also compels them to work hard and succeed; and one of our own, Uganda Cranes versatile midfielder Baba Kizito, has found it worth the effort to compare himself to Renato Sanchez in terms of looks.
On his Facebook page, the 23-year Ugandan international midfielder took time and compared himself to Portuguese 18-year old wonder kid Sanchez.
“Do this Rastas look alike?” He asked with a photo of both of them.
But while the two may probably look alike, that alone doesn’t make one have the same talent as your look-alike: it is only hard work that determines one’s success.
In football we always make comparisons all the time. Some are quantifiable. Kizito is defensive while Sanchez is more of an attacking midfielder. Renato has got more scintillating skills and makes football as exciting as ever and scores more.
Many of us regularly fall into the bleak, bottomless pit of the comparison trap. Renato has played more competitive football at higher level than Kizito. However both are phenomenal and entertaining to watch.
All said, Baba Kizito turns out for little-known Veikkausliiga Premiership side in HJK Helsinki, Finland while Renato Sanchez signed for top flight German side Bayern Munich from Benfica and will feature for Portugal in the Euro 2016 final against France on Sunday.