Tag - Mamelodi Sundowns

Naturena send 10111 distress call to Zwane

I am acutely aware that I am senile and while trying to lift my creaking knees off my rocking chair to pay a visit to the bathroom, I heard someone on the radio announce that Kaizer Chiefs have appointed a new coach, or have I imagined it? Hell, old age can be cumbersome on certain days....

Khumalo shows his entrepreunal skills in football

By Andile Dladla and Mandla Dladla A lot of South African players are becoming entrepreneurs and trying to correct the misconception that when they stop playing, the majority do not know what to do with their lives and consequently end up depressed and wallowing in self-pity and eventually drowning their sorrows in alcohol. Not everybody is cut...

The CAF Champions League tie nobody wanted

The draw nobody really wanted was conducted at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) headquarters in Cairo on Friday afternoon. It remained a distinct possibility, but many dismissed it and concluded that Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns would probably meet either at the semi-final stages or in the final of Africa’s premier club competition. But in a...

Women taking the lead in SA football

By Andile Dladla and Mandla Dladla There has been a significant shift in mindset in terms of responsible position allocated to the fairer sex in football where previously, only men were trusted to hold senior if not responsible positions within administration, coaching and management. One such woman that is making significant strides in changing the narrative and...

We were panicky and jittery – Malesela

Daniel Malesela observed that Chippa United were unusually jittery when they went down 2-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns during their DStv match at Loftus on Sunday afternoon while his goalkeeper Ayanda Mtshali conceded they played a very organized team. “I noticed that the team was very jittery,” said Malesela. “And I wondered why? We were panicky in...

We dedicated this match to Motjeka Madisha!

Chippa United coach Dan Malesela observed that his team was very jittery against defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns during a DStv Premiership match they lost 2-0 at Loftus Stadium on Sunday afternoon. And his counterpart Manqoba Mngqithi lamented their lack of aggression in front of goals, feeling that they could have scored more goals, but also conceded...

Has he or has he not signed with Chippa?

Nelson Mandela Bay outfit Chippa United has denied claims that they had signed former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns anchor Thami Sangweni from eSwatini side Mbabane Highlanders. “I’ve received a lot of calls from people enquiring about whether it was true that we had signed Thami Sangweni,” said spokesman Sisa Majola. “I particularly received enquiries from...

‘Downs inspire Erasmus to publish Yellow Nation

Speaking Tswana, dancing Pantsula and playing soccer are pretty normal things - except when you are the White son of a respected Afrikaner farmer in 1980's South Africa. Caught in the rip currents of apartheid, Erasmus struggles to find his place in a school that expects him to play rugby, parents who condemn inter-racial relationships,...

A true gentleman of the game takes charge

Congratulations to Manqoba Mngqithi I suppose are in order. The time has truly come for the gentleman of the game to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight of South African football and show the world his potential as one of the most knowledgeable mentors around. He has been appointed as co-coach with Rulani...

Micho invades Mzansi armed with copper bullets!

Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic plans in invasion of South Africa where he hopes to make a statement at the end of an international friendly match between Zambia and Bafana Bafana in Rustenburg on October 13. The Chipolopolo coach is taking advantage of the FIFA week by fine tuning his squad for the crucial upcoming back-to-back AFCON 2021...