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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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane defended Gareth Bale after the Welshman picking up another injury and also said Eden Hazard is close to a return.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said Gareth Bale is fit and ready to play against Unionistas de Salamanca in the Copa del Rey.
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.
Real Madrid will play Unionistas de Salamanca after a fairytale Copa del Rey draw while Barcelona were also handed third-tier opposition as they face Ibiza.
Several countries may be in the midst of their winter breaks, but the football goes on elsewhere, with Spain's biggest clubs having an eventful few days in Saudi Arabia.
Toni Kroos scored a wonder goal straight from a corner as Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-1 on Wednesday to reach the final of the controversial Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said his team is solely focused on lifting the Spanish Super Cup trophy ahead of this week's revamped four-team competition.
Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale will miss the Spanish Super Cup after Real Madrid announced that both players were out with fitness problems.
Eden Hazard's injury-plagued start at Real Madrid will continue this month after Zinedine Zidane said the Belgian will not play in the Spanish Super Cup.
Bayern Munich have signed Real Madrid right-back Alvaro Odriozola on loan until the end of the season.
Real Madrid have completed the signing of teenage Brazilian prospect Reinier from Flamengo.
Federico Valverde has been handed a one-match suspension for the late foul that helped Real Madrid win the Spanish Super Cup, the RFEF revealed.
Barcelona have chalked up a victory over rivals Real Madrid after establishing a record gap in the latest Deloitte Football Money League.
Thibaut Courtois proved the hero as Real Madrid beat city rivals Atletico in a penalty shoot-out to win their 11th Spanish Super Cup.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says the Spanish Super Cup is being held in Saudi Arabia because of the money on offer and admits he preferred the previous format.
Real Madrid and Barcelona will be among those tussling for the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia, amid controversy over a country condemned for its record on human rights.
Real Madrid made an impressive start to the year as they picked apart a robust Getafe side to win easily in La Liga.
Barcelona and Real Madrid recommence their war of attrition as Spanish league action returns briefly before the pair head off to Saudi Arabia for next weekend's Super Cup.
Real Madrid were left to rue a series of near misses Sunday as they stumbled to a goalless home draw with Athletic Bilbao.
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