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Pitso's shot at redemption

2012-12-05 14:30

Given Pitso Mosimane's tarnished image, his new job at Mamelodi Sundowns comes with the platform of redemption, says Mark Gleeson.

PSL minnows to the fore

2012-09-17 09:19

The unfancied front-runners in the PSL standings offer evidence of the competitive nature of the league, says Mark Gleeson.

PSL's global profile is weak

2012-08-21 10:18

The PSL's two hottest talents in recent years have failed to shine on the international stage, which is worrying, says Mark Gleeson.

Igesund flavour of the moment

2012-07-17 09:59

Pundits are circling new Bafana coach Gordon Igesund like love struck bridegrooms. Mark Gleeson wonders how long it will last...

Lucky No 17 for Igesund?

2012-07-02 08:28

Gordon Igesund has become the 17th man to coach Bafana, hopefully signaling a change of fortune, says Mark Gleeson.

Bafana's hopes hit early snag

2012-06-04 08:45

As has now become tradition, Bafana Bafana have made things as difficult as possible for themselves, writes Mark Gleeson.

Pirates must shop for success

2012-05-21 11:34

Pirates will represent SA in the 2013 African Champions League and will need to boost their squad now, says Mark Gleeson.

Money can't buy Barca's style

2012-05-07 10:39

Mark Gleeson suggests all Mamelodi Sundowns' boss Patrice Motsepe's billions can't buy the Brazilians Barcelona's style of play.

Give 110%? Not possible!

2012-04-26 09:08

If Mark Gleeson had R1 for every time he's heard a banal excuse from a PSL coach, he'd be on a beach in Mauritius right now...

Time to laud overseas success

2012-03-26 13:21

It is not often the achievements of South Africans playing overseas is lauded, writes Mark Gleeson.

No more excuses for Bafana

2012-02-27 11:17

Bafana's road to redemption starts this week against Senegal at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, writes Mark Gleeson.

Stark warning for Bafana

2012-01-30 09:03

The run of shock results at the 2012 AFCON offers a stark warning for Bafana in their 2014 SWC qualifiers, writes Mark Gleeson.

And the award goes to...

2011-12-29 08:45

As the curtain closes on a most unusual 12 months for South Africa football, Mark Gleeson hands out a few "awards"...

Chiefs botch Tau fallout

2011-10-31 09:34

Kaizer Chiefs did themselves no favours with their handling of the fallout of Jimmy Tau affair in the media, writes Mark Gleeson.

Bafana spoilt brats of Africa

2011-10-17 13:11

A week on from the Bafana not reading-the-rulebook disaster and SAFA still has its head in the sand, writes Mark Gleeson.

Bafana future at crossroads

2011-10-03 08:45

Not qualifying for the Nations Cup finals, will set the whole local footballing scene back enormously, writes Mark Gleeson.

Banyana heading for Olympics

2011-08-29 07:20

Olympic glory beckons for South Africa’s women footballers after a strong weekend performance, writes Mark Gleeson.

SA U23 chase Olympic gold

2011-07-11 06:21

South African Under-23 coach Shakes Mashaba has given the country hope of Olympic success again, says Mark Gleeson.

Bafana moniker greed resolved

2011-06-27 09:44

Mark Gleeson is thrilled the issue of the commercial exploitation of Bafana Bafana's nickname is now over.

Bafana deserved some luck

2011-03-28 07:23

South African sport deserves a little luck and it came in a decent dollop courtesy of Katlego Mphela, writes Mark Gleeson.

Tough changing Bafana name

2011-02-07 07:29

It's going to be tough to change ‘Bafana Bafana’ as the moniker is much beloved across SA and indeed Africa, writes Mark Gleeson.

Crystal ball says Chiefs

2011-01-10 07:15

A new year traditionally brings resolutions, but how about some predictions instead, writes Mark Gleeson.

Horror week for Africa

2010-10-25 08:48

It has been a horror week for African football, retarding all the advances SA dished up at the SWC, writes Mark Gleeson.

Junior failings haunt Bafana

2010-09-13 10:08

For a country with as many resources and opportunities as SA, the record of our junior teams is appalling, writes Mark Gleeson.

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

2010-08-23 07:11

Mark Gleeson puts his neck on the line and predicts this season's PSL top 3 - and something of a surprise title winner.

 

Fresh goals for PSL committee

2012-11-06 10:13

A new chapter of sorts begins later this week when the PSL votes in a new executive committee, writes Mark Gleeson.

Stick to your strengths!

2012-09-03 09:51

Mark Gleeson suggests Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund deviated from his strengths when naming his squad to face Brazil.

Bevy of PSL contenders

2012-08-08 10:51

Mark Gleeson takes a look at the title contenders for this season's PSL tournament, starting this weekend...

Wishing Banyana well

2012-07-09 12:17

South Africa’s footballing focus will fall on Banyana in the next few weeks at the London Olympic Games, writes Mark Gleeson.

Obvious pick for Bafana coach

2012-06-25 11:20

Now that the Bafana Bafana job chase is just down to two men, the choice for the role is an obvious one, writes Mark Gleeson.

And the real choker is...

2012-05-28 10:48

The official PSL awards have been dished out at the conclusion of the season. Mark Gleeson has a few of his own...

Time ticking on Brazil SWC

2012-05-14 08:45

There's smug satisfaction at how things are struggling along in Brazil before they host the 2014 SWC, says Mark Gleeson.

Chiefs prepare to splash cash

2012-05-02 08:38

Kaizer Chiefs stand at a crossroads with a handful of matches left in the season and no trophy in the cabinet, writes Mark Gleeson.

PSL medics not up to scratch

2012-04-02 11:22

The PSL has some way to go before it can boast at being comparable to that of the English Premiership, writes Mark Gleeson.

Who has Soweto derby edge?

2012-03-12 12:00

Ahead of Saturday's derby, it's not clear who of Orlando Pirates or Kaizer Chiefs has the bigger advantage, writes Mark Gleeson.

Govt and SAFA 'sexy' partners

2012-02-20 10:59

In government, the sports ministry is hardly at the forefront of the machinery that runs our daily lives, writes Mark Gleeson.

AFCON upsets and arrogance

2012-01-23 10:55

The unpredictable nature of tournament football was no better exemplified than on Day 1 of AFCON matches, writes Mark Gleeson.

Let's return to basic values

2011-11-28 09:19

Match officials are required to be younger and fitter, which may not have been FIFA's wisest decision, writes Mark Gleeson.

Meetings about meetings

2011-10-24 07:24

Mark Gleeson on the drawn out process of clubs allowing players to compete in the upcoming Olympic Games qualifiers.

Heads to roll for Bafana gaffe

2011-10-10 10:47

If Bafana's failure to qualify for next year's AFCON wasn’t so tragic, it would be comically funny. But it's not, says Mark Gleeson.

Too many rubbish PSL teams

2011-09-26 09:38

While there're slick looking squads at the top of the log, there is also a load of rubbish among the 16 PSL teams, says Mark Gleeson.

PSL refs in shabby shape

2011-08-22 09:44

Mark Gleeson shares his concerns regarding PSL referees, highlighted by the country’s top two flunking their recent fitness tests.

Solving 'white elephant' poser

2011-07-04 12:48

Is there an argument for forcing clubs who can't attract fans to move to stadiums where they can fill the stands, asks Mark Gleeson.

No place for corruption

2011-06-13 08:02

The match fixing arrest last week is both a triumph and tragedy for South African football, writes Mark Gleeson.

Soccer an individual sport?

2011-02-21 07:24

For a game supposedly the most popular team sport, modern football really is all about the individual, writes Mark Gleeson.

Best match of the season

2011-01-17 09:08

Friday night's double-header at the Cape Town Stadium provided evidence of the potential of the PSL, writes Mark Gleeson.

Money talks in Africa

2010-11-08 07:16

Mark Gleeson explores the differences between 'playing in Europe' and competition on the African continent.

Bafana striker cupboard bare

2010-10-18 08:03

Mark Gleeson says Bafana will be deep in the dwang if something isn't done to develop a fresh crop of international strikers.

Well done Cape Town fans

2010-08-30 08:09

Top marks to the Cape Town fans who pitched so numerously for the opening salvoes of the PSL season, writes Mark Gleeson.

SA need warriors, not dancers

2010-08-10 09:06

While the friendly against Ghana is a celebration of the SWC legacy, Mark Gleeson hopes we see a mean streak from Bafana.

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