Different characters, same old story. This might be a criticism of a television series that has run well past it’s sell-by-date, and the South African Football Association ‘television series,’ “Bafana Coaching Roulette”, most certainly has.
I absolutely have no doubt that Brilliant Khuzwayo would be commanding that number one spot at Orlando Pirates had it not been for that damn that ankle injury that forced into early retirement without kicking a ball at his favourite childhood club.
It is no secret that South African football has caught up with the rest of the world when it comes to the remuneration that players get for their services.
The DSTV tweet which has caused a PR disaster for the pay TV company might have been unprofessional, disrespectful and fundamentally wrong but it somehow should act as a wake up call for the powers that be at Kaizer Chiefs.
Waking up to the news that former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa’s father Sam had passed on after suffering a second stroke reminds me of a tragedy that struck my family in 2017.
Bidvest Wits hit the headlines on Friday, slamming the media for constantly linking Thulani Hlatshwayo with Orlando Pirates and pleading poverty as the reason they will not be making the 2019/20 Caf Confederation Cup a priority this season.

Pirates need to deliver trophies to their fans

It is funny how there has been plenty of celebrations on social media, particularly by Orlando Pirates fans boasting about their new jersey for 2019/20 season.

Baxter, you have to go. Finish and klaar!

The Raymond Zondo commission is not the most useless thing right now – Stuart Baxter is.

Kaizer Chiefs’ transfers leave a lot to be desired

Kaizer Chiefs’ new players have not kicked a ball but they already fall short.

Chiefs keep the joke going…

Amakhosi have given their fans very little to brag about .

Baxter losing some sympathy

At some point in the very near future, maybe even right now, Stuart Baxter will be sitting somewhere in Sweden contemplating whether he wants to carry on as head coach of Bafana Bafana.

OPINION – Bafana Bafana can go all the way and win Afcon 2019

If Bafana Bafana come out of nowhere and lift the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations it will truly be one of the more remarkable South African sporting stories of our time.

SA’s fickle fans eat humble pie

One individual even offered a full kitchen renovation on Twitter if Bafana made it, something they must be slightly regretting right now.

All quiet on the transfer front

This time of the year can be boring for football fans but is made better when their teams make some interesting signings that make them eager for the next season to begin.

Rare chance for Bafana to shine

Bafana have every chance of making the last 16, with the four best third-placed teams in the six groups, as well as the top two in each group, making it to the knockout rounds.

VAR’s decisions sometimes a joke

Whatever happens to Banyana Banyana going forward in this Fifa Women’s World Cup, one sincerely hopes it doesn’t get any worse for them in terms of the dreaded VAR.

Baxter gives his take on Bafana’s cup loss

For so long on Sunday, it looked like the 2019 Cosafa Cup was going to provide the perfect blend of testing out younger players, preparing for the 2020 Olympics, and getting the right result for Bafana Bafana.

Can Bafana inspire the nation again?

With the Premier Soccer League season now behind us (something, at least, that Kaizer Chiefs fans can be thankful for), it is time to focus on Bafana Bafana, and in the main, their bid to take on the continent at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

PSL hits spot with award winners

Awards will, by their nature, stir debate, with some insisting that the trophy went to the wrong nominee, or indeed that the rightful winner was not nominated at all.

Gap to top two gets wider for Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs play in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday and in normal circumstances, there would be some kind of redemption for Amakhosi, if they were to lift a first piece of silverware in four seasons.



 

 


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