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City Press Sport May 22
City Press Sport May 22

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The 12th Man: What exactly does CAF owe Morocco?

At the rate at which Morocco is getting its way in African football, one would swear the north African country cut some sort of deal with CAF.

Hanging Judge: Pushing a ball into a player’s midriff calls for a red card

I remember red-carding Roger De Sá in Ellis Park many years ago for shoving the ball, which he was holding, into the chest of an onrushing forward. De Sá was playing for Moroka Swallows at the time. There was consternation on that occasion, but I knew I was right…

Side Entry: Why has the Blitzboks’ form fallen off a cliff?

One of the most enduring mysteries of this rugby season has to be what on earth happened to the Blitzboks’ form.

For the first four events of the World Rugby Sevens Series, Neil Powell’s men couldn’t lose a match, racking up a 36-game winning streak in the process, which gave them the second-longest winning streak in sevens history – after New Zealand’s mark of 47 consecutive victories.

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Final day drama

It will rank as the most dramatic final days of a PSL season in history: Kaizer Chiefs’ late equaliser against Swallows FC sent the Dube Birds to the play-offs with five minutes of the campaign left, while the league crowning of the champions was delayed by rain.

Ndlovu and Onyango: A tale of contrasting campaigners

There is a huge gulf separating Nedank Cup finalists Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Masinde Onyango and his Marumo Gallants counterpart, Kgosietsile King Ndlovu, in terms of achievements.

TS Sporting owner ponders next move

The relegation of TS Sporting from the GladAfrica Championship has spelt disaster for football in Mpumalanga.

Shock as CSA ignores forensic report advice

Cricket SA (CSA) has ignored the findings and recommendations of a forensic investigation which called on the organisation to institute legal action to recoup R3.49 million paid to a service provider.

Liverpool need legend Gerrard to win the title

In 17 seasons with Liverpool, Steven Gerrard won just about everything there was to win in club football – the FA Cup, the Uefa Champions League and the Uefa Super Cup.

The one thing that’s eluded the former midfielder is the Premiership title. That could change today. Well, kind of.

Liverpool and Mo Salah have a score to settle against Real Madrid

Reds go into Uefa Champions League final baying for Spanish blood in a grudge match four years in the making

It’s a defining day for Mercedes as F1 visits Barcelona

This year’s Formula One season has been a two-horse (or is it bull) race so far, although the Spanish Grand Prix marks the real start to the season as the majority of teams bring heavily revitalised cars to Barcelona.

Stubbs tipped for Proteas stardom

The takeaway from the Proteas squad named this week to tour India next month for an epic five-match T20 series is the infusion of the young blood of Tristan Stubbs in the 16-player touring party.

Parnell hoping to finally show what he can do, in India tour

Wayne Parnell hopes his call-up to the Proteas’ T20 squad to tour India next month will be a case of “third time lucky”, after the first two attempts at bringing him back into the fold were short-lived.

Moodie skipped school, shot straight to United Rugby Championship

This time last year, youngster Canan Moodie was hoping to make the final cut in the SA Under-20 team that would mark the junior national team’s return to play in an Under-20 International Series that included Georgia, Uruguay and Argentina. Less than a year later, not only has the 19-year-old made his first-class debut for the Bulls…


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