What’s in City Press Sport: Mamkhize in payment row | Broos gets new boss, his assistant quits | Dan Malesela tends to like clubs that treat him like a doormat

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What's in City Press Sport, September 18 2022
What's in City Press Sport, September 18 2022



Tim Spirit: Dan Malesela tends to like clubs that treat him like a doormat

Many victims of abuse talk about the difficulty of leaving an abusive relationship. This is also true of one Dan Malesela, who, if he is not at Chippa United – where coaches hardly ever see out their contracts – finds himself in another abusive relationship with a different club.

Side Entry: The main thing remains the main thing for Boks, but at what cost?

When he arrived in a blaze of common sense and Springbok optimism, SA Rugby director of rugby Rassie Erasmus had a phrase as catchy as it was endearing about what he wanted the players to do – “keep the main thing the main thing”.


Mamkhize in payment row

Suspended Royal AM striker Ndumiso Mabena is “in limbo and struggling to provide for his family” after the club allegedly failed to pay his salary for the past two months.

This was revealed in an affidavit filed by Mabena, which City Press has seen, after the player took Royal to the labour court in Durban on Friday for refusing to pay his salary for July and last month.

Broos gets new boss, his assistant quits

The newly elected Safa national executive committee yesterday met for the first time to appoint vice-presidents and unveil a new technical director.

CSA toys with idea of replacing Boucher with two coaches

Cricket SA (CSA) is considering replacing Mumbai Indians-bound Proteas head coach Mark Boucher with not one but two coaches.

Where to for Kermit?

With the PSL transfer window closing on Thursday, Tiisetso Malepa assesses who did the best business in the market and wonders what will happen to out-of-favour players such as Kermit Erasmus.

Shabba’s 2010 moment in Fifa top 100 list

Former Bafana Bafana star midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala’s wonder goal against Mexico in 2010 is listed as one of the top 100 greatest moments in Fifa World Cup history. This as the countdown to the start of the upcoming global showpiece in Qatar.

Fifa World Cup winner Capdevila loves his Joburg tattoo

The 2010 World Cup may have happened more than a decade ago, but the memories of that occasion are still etched – figuratively and literally – in former Spain defender Joan Capdevila’s mind and body.

Erling Haaland is the real deal

Despite being only 22 years old, Erling Haaland’s match statistics suggest that he is certainly a player destined for greatness, though some would argue that he has already achieved that.

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