Tim Spirit: Open letter to Safa’s Tankiso Modipa
A week later, I am still trying to come to terms with how our integrity was questioned by one Safa national executive committee member, SA Police Service Sergeant Tankiso Modipa’s brazen, unwarranted and scathing attack on the media.
Opinion: Attacks on new Bucs coach Riveiro are harsh, biased and unfair
The dust is now settling since the appointment of José Riveiro as the head coach of the institution that is Orlando Pirates. I expect the fans to use banter with each other, but it is the behaviour of football journalists around this appointment that has me worried.
Opinion – 30 years on: SA’s mixed fortunes in world football
A sunny Friday morning in Sonnenberg in Zürich, Switzerland, heralded a new football order in the southern tip of Africa. Like nothing else before in the entire history of soccer in South Africa, readmission into the Fifa football family on July 3 1992 was quite historical.
Side Entry: How ‘absurd’ Stormers won the URC
A recurring theme about the Stormers unexpectedly going all the way and winning the United Rugby Championship (URC) last month is that it was as much of a surprise to them as it was to the rest of the free world.
Irvin Khoza: ‘Calling our coach a plumber is insulting’
At least Orlando Pirates’ new coach José Riveiro is off to a solid start, with Bucs chairperson Irvin Khoza defending the little-known Spaniard from critics.
It’s very unusual for Khoza to talk about the affairs of Pirates, but in a rare interview this week, the 74-year-old opened up on a wide range of issues in the Bucs camp.
Motsepe: ‘I did it deliberately to pay high salaries’
In a twist of irony, Patrice Motsepe, once accused in soccer circles of unfair play for his spending spree in domestic club football when he was the Mamelodi Sundowns boss, was this week unveiled as a new sponsor of the NFD.
PSL clubs caught up in pay row
As winter bites, nearly 50 players in the PSL are struggling to keep their families warm and put food on the table, as they have not been paid salaries for the past two months. Some claim they are even owed salaries for December.
Afcon features continent’s finest in Kgatlana and Oshoala
In February, the continent marvelled at the rivalry between Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah as the then two Liverpool stars joined their countries, Senegal and Egypt, respectively, to face off in the Afcon final in Cameroon. The Women’s Africa Cup of Nations has its own version of the rivalry: Banyana Banyana star Thembi Kgatlana versus Super Falcons’ Asisat Oshoala.
Damian’s magic boot does it for Boks
South Africa needed an 83rd minute penalty by Damian Willemse to secure a come-from-behind win in the first of their three tests against a plucky but ultimately ill-disciplined Welsh side at Loftus Versfeld yesterday.
Dayimani’s bender helps a school
There was more than just the world’s worst hangover at the end of Hacjivah Dayimani’s celebration tour of Cape Town: there was a heart-warmingly positive outcome, too.
Proteas pass English test ahead of white ball series
The senior women’s national cricket team, the Proteas Women, have given their fancied hosts England something to think about ahead of the limited-overs leg of the all-format English tour.
With his first 200m in fewer than 20 seconds coming just six weeks shy of his 26th birthday, it’s safe to say Luxolo Adams has flown under the radar in sprinting in South Africa.
Van Zyl embraces competition from foreign legion
Local runners have been left gasping for air during the past two years of the Spar Women’s Grand Prix 10km series. With two races done and four to go this year, foreign domination has again set the pace…
Can Hamilton rise to the top on home soil?
The Formula One season is in full flow with today’s fan favourite British Grand Prix, the first in a series of seven races in a row in Europe – and all eyes will be on Mercedes and their all-British driver line-up of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell this weekend.