What’s in City Press Sport: Time to fill top PSL positions; Sundowns claim turf; Mosimane dazzles

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City Press Sport | October 25 2020
City Press Sport | October 25 2020

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Time to fill top PSL positions

With the PSL chairmanship not expected to be contested, City Press has reliably learnt that there is a scramble for seats in the executive committee.

Sundowns claim turf

Defending league champions Mamelodi Sundowns made their intentions of retaining their title very clear from the onset, with a flawless display on Saturday as they started their new campaign with an easy victory over rivals Kaizer Chiefs.

Mosimane dazzles from Chloorkop to Cairo

Pitso Mosimane is flying South Africa’s flag high in Egypt. Fresh from winning the Absa Premiership coach of the season award, Mosimane this week reached his second CAF Champions League final in four years.

Themba Zwane recognised for his hard work

Themba Zwane is the PSL’s footballer of the season, reaffirming what followers of the beautiful game have known for some time. The 31-year-old skilful wizard was the biggest winner at the PSL Awards on Thursday night. This after scoring a hat-trick of individual accolades for helping Mamelodi Sundowns to glory.

Bok withdrawal from Rugby Championship the least Australia and New Zealand deserve

Simnikiwe Xabanisa says listening to Rugby Australia chair Hamish McLennan say he and his organisation “were perplexed” that Sanzaar counterparts SA Rugby had withdrawn the world champion Springboks from defending the Rugby Championship this year reminded him of a long-ago incident in Durban.

Mokoka’s new record is due to the lockdown

Stephen Mokoka’s improvement of the national half marathon record at the world championships in Poland last weekend came as a surprise for most observers in a year disrupted by Covid-19, but it didn’t exactly come out of left field for the athlete himself.

TTM over their glitches and ready for Galaxy

A clash of big-spending newcomers is on the cards at the Thohoyandou Stadium this afternoon, when Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) take on TS Galaxy.

Victor Mpitsang ‘excited’ about new CSA role

Former Proteas fast bowler Victor Mpitsang was this week named by Cricket SA as the country’s first full-time convenor of selectors. The 40-year-old, who was the convenor of selectors for the South Africa Under-19s, succeeded Linda Zondi, as the Proteas’ performances have taken a dip.

Usuthu boss has a grand plan

The days of glory are back again. Let’s walk this exciting journey together. This is the promise AmaZulu’s new owner Sandile Zungu has made to Usuthu’s supporters. The head of Zungu Investment Company, a holding company with business operations in mining, energy, manufacturing and gaming, bought the club from Patrick Sokhela earlier this month.

‘My dream is to play for Boks’ – Vermeulen

Last weekend, Jacques Vermeulen’s childhood dream of winning the Heineken Championship Cup came true during his first season, when Exeter Chiefs beat French side Racing 92 in the final.

TTM must get its act together – quickly

Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila’s lack of professionalism and amateurish behaviour has damaged to the PSL’s reputation. One game into the new season, and TTM are the laughing stock of football fans, writes Timothy Molobi.

The VAR is an assistant

I think that if the video assistant referee (VAR) was a human being, it would have committed suicide by now, or at least been in an asylum for the mentally ill, writes Errol Sweeney.

CSA board members dig in, plunging cricket into ‘unholy mess’

Members of the board of Cricket SA (CSA) appear to be getting ready for a fight after the members’ council passed a resolution on Thursday for the board to step down.


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