Tag - Percy Tau

Bafana on the summit but it is still early days

A single swallow does not signal the arrival of summer, but there has been enough evidence to suggest that perhaps Hugo Broos is on the road to resuscitating Bafana Bafana following a critical World Cup qualifying 1-0 victory over Ghana on Monday. There was a little bit of skepticism when he dismantled the team he...

Black Stars accept Bafana deserved win

Ghanaian legend and current Black Stars coach Charles Akonnor was naturally disappointed to have lost 1-0 to Bafana Bafana in their World Cup qualifying tie played at the FNB Stadium on Monday evening. But the writing had been on the wall lately that Bafana Bafana were slowly turning the tide against the Ghanaians as they...

FIFA unfair play according to European clubs

A showdown is looming between the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and both UEFA over the refusal of the European organization to release African players for national duty in defiance of FIFA despite the fact that this weekend’s upcoming fixtures are sanctioned by the world controlling body. The long road to Qatar, postponed last year...

Bafana’s date with Angola proceeds as planned

The final preparatory match between South Africa and Angola scheduled for Cairo on Wednesday afternoon is back on track after initial reports indicated that it could be called off due to a strike by Palancas Negras players. Reliable sources indicated that the Palancas Negras had downed tools in Portugal demanding to be paid outstanding allowances...

Daggers drawn by Super Eagles and Bafana

As Bafana Bafana intensified their preparations for the “All or Nothing” tie at Steyn City on Wednesday, their Saturday opponents also stepped up their training at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Wednesday for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying battle at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The entire squad selected by coach Gernot...

Nigeria sigh with relief at Rantie absence

The spotlight returns to the Cameroon 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers this week with South Africa’s penultimate match against perennial nemesis Nigeria in Group E at the FNB Stadium on Saturday as the pick of the weekend fixtures. Granted, the Group B encounter between Morocco against hosts Cameroon at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca...

Mothiba scores winning goal for his French side

South African striker Lebo Mothiba shook off the cobwebs of Tuesday’s drab scoreless draw against Seychelles in the African Nations Cup qualifier to grab the winning goal for his side in the French League on Saturday. Adrien Thomassen opened the scoring for Strasbourg away to Monaco in the 17th minute and Mothiba, who came closest...

Is it not time PSL and Telkom increased R4-m prize?

The Telkom Knockout competition gets underway this weekend with a couple of mouth watering clashes across the country, but one is tempted to ask why the tele-communication company is offering so little prize money when the recently ended MTN Eight offers 50% more? Not that MTN themselves are offering a fortune, but at least in...

Bafana made me sing in the rain after Seychelles rout

I’m sniffing and sneezing like crazy, feeling extremely hot but miserable under additional blankets the Government of my household has removed from where she had packed them at the beginning of September, just to cover me and make me feel warmer. But I’m not feeling any better or warmer; I’m just feeling hot and sweating....

Spectre of another Cape Verde haunts Bafana Bafana

Is it a sign of the times, that a team ranked a mere 10 places above bottom positioned Pakistan at 189 in the world, should send shivers down the spines of South Africa who are former African champions and have appeared in three FIFA World Cup finals?   There was a sense of urgency during training...