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January 2022

Mental challenges are real in sport

By Mandla and Andile Dladla Over the years shocking and mind blowing stories have emerged about sport personalities of all walks of life facing the challenges related to Mental Health with some cases being as severe as one losing their livelihood. It was not until recently, when tennis superstar Naomi Osaka, the highest paid female athlete...

December 2021

Van Vuuren is certainly one for the future

By Mandla & Andile Dladla Goalkeepers are a rare breed. And even though football is a team sport, goalkeepers are often in the spotlight and while in-field players can afford to commit an error and would easily be forgiven by supporters, unfortunately a goalkeeper cannot afford that indiscretion. It could be a genuine error of judgement,...

Double trouble with Cesane twins

By Mandla and Andile Dladla Sinoxolo Cesane joins a long list of South African women that are successfully combining their football with academic pursuits. A hard running midfielder at home as a defensive midfielder, Cesane has just enrolled at the East Tennessee University (ETSU) in the United States of America where she also plays for the...

The disrespect of Africa by Europe is astounding!

Africa my beginning They came from the West Sailing to the East With hatred and disease flowing From their flesh And a burden to harden our lives They claimed to be friends When they found us friendly? They fought for the reign Exploiters of Africa Africa my beginning Africa my ending I was reminded of Ingoapele Madingoane’s epic and deeply stirring poem this week, when...

Take a bow Fiso…you are one of sport’s brightest talent

By Andile and Mandla Dladla SuperSport International anchor and one of the growing list of fantastically gifted television presenter Fisokuhle Mazibuko says he can never forget the heat in Dubai especially Abu Dhabi which he claims is pretty intense as well as in Sharjah all three venues where they worked throughout the ICC Men's Cricket...

All hail the Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies!

By Andile and Mandla Dladla Few events have contributed to the growth and development of South African women football than the multiple achievements of the Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies team this year. They ventured into unknown territory earlier this year and won the COSAFA Club champions league against southern African regional winners. The victory qualified them to...

November 2021

World Cup every two years is a no-no to historian

By Andile and Mandla Dladla British born self-published author and journalist Satish Sekar is an adventurer who has established himself as a statistician and historian of note regarding African football. He was recently in South Africa to cover the World Cup qualifying matches between Ghana against Ethiopia and Zimbabwe against South Africa and confessed to have...