Tag - Orlando Pirates

Pirates face man who once engineered their humiliation

Almost a decade ago, a group of college students inflicted one of the most humiliating defeats imaginable on the mighty Orlando Pirates in the Nedbank Cup - the South African version of the FA Cup. The Maluti Further Education and Training (FET) students then campaigning in the third tier of South African football handed Pirates a...

I raise my hand and admit I have let down women footballers

Since the return of the triumphant Banyana Banyana from the successful African Women Cup of Nations tournament in Morocco, the topic of conversation within the South African landscape has been the remuneration disparity between the men and female national football teams in the country. It is certainly time that we do away with all the red...

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...

AmaZulu drawn against Big Bullets of Malawi in CAF

The draw of this year’s Pan-African club competitions released by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Friday afternoon is best described as a total shoot-out between South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Debutants AmaZulu will take a short trip to Blantyre to face Nyasa Big Bullets in the preliminary round of the...

Watch the Citizens go for gold this year

By Andile Dladla and Mandla Dladla The lack of supporters allowed to attend sporting events in South Africa has had an effect on individual sportsmen and women, including sport team and Cape Town City have come up with an innovative idea to replicate the feeling of being physically at the stadium. With modern technology as advanced as...

Tso … I am terribly disappointed in you!

OPEN LETTER TO TSO VILAKAZI Nobody need to tell you how much I admired you and still do. We’ve known each other heaven knows for how long. And each time you have played a blinder or a leading role for Orlando Pirates, I have always waxed lyrical about your performance and leadership of that swashbuckling Buccaneers...

Going down memory lane with Kevin Mudie

By Andile Dladla & Mandla Dladla Few people might be aware of even know a man named Kevin Mudie who struggled for almost three months to break into the all-conquering Durban City side but when he eventually did, never looked back. He received his big break in a crucial match against then star-studded Moroka Swallows who boasted...

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...

Top Swazi side appoints first ever woman CEO

By Linda Dlamini Top eSwatini Premier League side Moneni Pirates took advantage of March being the International Women’s month by appointing the first ever woman as the club’s CEO. Pirates Director Nqobizitha Mlilo, a Zimbabwean advocate based in South Africa, announced this week that Nqobile Sthole would henceforth become the club’s CEO, making her the first...