Podcast | Tim Spirit: Remembering Sundowns’ Shakoane; It's swim or sink for the new Safa CEO Monyepao

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Alex Shakoane during the Mamelodi Sundowns victory parade in 2022.
Alex Shakoane during the Mamelodi Sundowns victory parade in 2022.
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Tim Spirit honours Mr Sundowns, Alex Shakoane, also known as Goldfinger, and dives into what he meant to the club and to football.

The appointment of former Banyana Banyana star Lydia Monyepao as the Safa CEO following Tebogo Motlanthe stepping down, is raising questions on whether the association flouted labour regulations.

SAFA New CEO Lydia Monyepao, SAFA President Dr Dan
New Safa CEO Lydia Monyepao, Safa President Danny Jordaan and outgoing Safa CEO Tebogo Motlanthe.

Our hosts think Monyepao should be left to do her job and that her boundaries should not be overstepped by the male-dominated Safa. We wish her luck and thick skin. She's gonna need it.

READ: Ex-Banyana star appointed Safa boss

Orlando Pirates eventually beat Kaizer Chiefs in a packed Soweto derby at the weekend to book a place in the Nedbank Cup final, while Sekhukhune United made it to their first ever cup final. Will the undog rise to the occasion?

And as we reach the end of the football season, it’s Wafa Wafa for the clubs facing relegation in the DStv Premiership. "Imagine Maritzburg United standing the guard of honour for Sundowns while they are relegated."

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