Tim Spirit: Boardroom politics harms football in SA
We love this sport, but it is not ours. In the boardroom, yes we are number one but on the field of play, we are a disaster.
Side Entry: Will Wayde van Niekerk ever be the same again?
When Akani Simbine lost his third successive race to Ferdinand Omanyala at the African Senior Athletics Championships in Mauritius this week, some might have been tempted to say South Africa’s premier sprinter is maybe no longer the main man on the continent … but the one man who won’t be feeling the same way is Simbine’s sprinting contemporary (in the South African achievers’ context) and friend Wayde van Niekerk.
Opinion: Quick history lesson for South African golfers
On February 2 1990, when FW de Klerk announced the unbanning of the ANC and other organisations, as well as the release of political prisoners, Louis Oosthuizen was only seven years old.
Branden Grace, Charl Schwartzel, Oliver Bekker, Justin Harding and Shaun Norris were even younger, while Hennie du Plessis and JC Ritchie were not born yet. So the eight golf professionals can be excused for not having much of an understanding of South African history, but I am happy to give them a quick lesson.
Ria: Blame Safa for frosty relations with PSL
Safa presidential hopeful Ria Ledwaba has admitted that the national football controlling body doesn’t have a relationship with its special member, the PSL, and this is detrimental to South African football.
Let’s have change for a change
South African football supporters are not interested in local football associations or the regional structures, they just want to see Bafana Bafana winning games and going to the World Cup. This is according to Ria Ledwaba, who has just embarked on a campaign to challenge incumbent Safa president Danny Jordaan during the association’s elections on June 25.
Ex-cop Mohlabeng armed with five changes to turn Safa around
Of the three candidates vying to be the next Safa president, not much is known about Solly Mohlabeng.
Where are PSL players in top European leagues?
After a promising start with the likes of Lucas Radebe at Leeds to Percy Tau’s disappointing stay at Brighton & Hove Albion in England, few talented South Africans have made it in the world’s top-ranked leagues, writes Daniel Mothowagae.
Hope for AmaTuks as Swallows stumble
University of Pretoria’s chances of returning to the Premiership were resuscitated after Swallows threw a narrow lead to lose 2-1 to Cape Town All Stars in Stellenbosch yesterday afternoon in the penultimate match of the PSL promotion/relegation play-offs.
URC final: Bulls and Stormers defy odds
After months of being treated like the poor cousins in their northern hemisphere adventure, the Stormers and the Bulls delivered performances for the ages for different reasons in ensuring an all-South African final in the inaugural United Rugby Championship (URC).
No step-aside rule in cricket body handbook
Northern Cape Cricket says there is nothing in its rules about suspending one of its officials, who is currently facing charges of fraud, corruption and extortion outside of his involvement with the sport.
Is Baku the birth of three-way title battle?
After a dramatic weekend in Monaco, Formula One tackles another street circuit this afternoon in Baku, Azerbaijan. Sergio Pérez, fresh from his first victory of the year, makes this championship a three-horse race.
India should be more about trying combos
After landing the first punch, South Africa will be determined to heap more pressure on India and lay a solid foundation for a series win when they take on the hosts in the tour’s second T20 match at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack today.
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