It should be frowned upon for a minister or proxy to call a CEO of a state entity enquiring about opportunities for comrades, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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Quique Setien tasted his first Barcelona defeat in his second La Liga game in charge after a loss at Valencia.
Barcelona were spared an embarrassing night in Ibiza as Antoine Griezmann scored twice to send them through to the next round of the Copa del Rey.
Quique Setien says that Barcelona are considering signing another striker before the end of the January transfer window to replace the injured Luis Suarez.
Quique Setien may want a different Barcelona but he needed the same old Lionel Messi on Sunday as the Argentinian gave his new coach a winning start.
Xavi Hernandez may have just turned down the chance to coach Barcelona but "he will be manager one day".
Quique Setien began his first session as Barcelona coach morning just as the sacked Ernesto Valverde drove out of the training ground for the last time.
Spanish champions Barcelona have sacked their coach Ernesto Valverde and appointed Quique Setien as his replacement.
Ernesto Valverde took training on Monday morning but his future as Barcelona coach looks bleak.
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will be out of action for four months after keyhole surgery on his injured right knee, the Spanish champions said.
Spanish great Xavi is in talks with his former club Barcelona to take over as coach, his current team, Qatar's Al-Sadd said on Saturday.
Barcelona's new era has started with two wins out of two but Saturday's trip to Valencia will provide Quique Setien with his first true test.
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be on his way to Barcelona as the Spanish giants are reportedly keen on signing him this month.
Barcelona won their first game under Quique Setien, Erling Braut Haaland enjoyed a dream debut and Juventus marched on in European football this weekend.
Barcelona's appointment of Quique Setien, a fervent disciple of Johan Cruyff, came the day after Zinedine Zidane won his ninth final out of nine as coach of Real Madrid.
Quique Setien is charged with leading Barcelona to glory on three fronts this season after being appointed as Ernesto Valverde's successor.
Barcelona have chalked up a victory over rivals Real Madrid after establishing a record gap in the latest Deloitte Football Money League.
Barcelona are set to sack their coach Ernesto Valverde, according to reports in the Spanish press.
Ernesto Valverde will take Barcelona training on Monday after Xavi told the club he would not be accepting the job of coach immediately.
Barcelona remain hopeful they can persuade former player Xavi to make a dramatic return as coach immediately rather than in the summer.
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez will undergo another knee operation on Sunday, Barcelona have announced.
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