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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...

Outbreak of Ebola in DRC could scupper Sundowns tour

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo could scupper Mamelodi Sundowns’ proposed tour of the Central African country for their pre-season preparations. Sundowns played out a 1-1 draw with crack Botswana outfit Jwaneng Galaxy in Lobatse on Saturday and will play against newly promoted Moropule Wanderers at the National...

Should Sundowns shake in their boots?

The African Champions League has reached a stage where one can safely describe it as “Eat or be eaten” with the best eight teams remaining in the most prestigious of the two Pan-African club competitions. It is perhaps worth mentioning that Mamelodi Sundowns is the only southern African side remaining in the competition where the...

CAF Champions League enters halfway stage

The CAF African Champions’ League group stage reaches the halfway mark this weekend with some mouth-watering encounters scheduled across the continent. Group A leaders Wydad Casablanca whose unsporting behavior was widely reported following their 2-1 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns a week ago, travel to the astro turfed Mnandi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu to face Lobi...

Bucs & ‘Downs falter but Nkana stifle Simba

Southern African clubs did not really cover themselves in glory during the second round, first leg of the CAF African Champions League this weekend, with Lesotho side Bantu getting hammered 4-1 by AS Vita in Kinshasa. Mamelodi Sundowns entered the lion’s den against Al Ahly Benghazi in Cairo but came out holding their heads high...

Former Buccaneers on downward spiral

The glittering careers of two former Orlando Pirates midfielders seems on a downward spiral and in fact, might have come to a stuttering end after one was given his clearance and the other suspended for ill-discipline respectively. Isaac Chansa and seven other players were this week off-loaded by Zambian Premier League club – Zanaco –...

Rejected by Chiefs – thriving at Al Ahly

A man, who was hotly tipped to take over the coaching post at Kaizer Chiefs but elected to accept the Al Ahly job instead when the Amakhosi appeared to drag their feet, has guided the Egyptian giants to the CAF Champions League final. Patrice Carteron revealed in an interview from Cairo this week that people...

Sikazwe in charge of CAF Champions semi-final

Primeiro de Agosto’s coach will be relieved and probably pleased to hear that respected Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe will take charge of their second leg semi-final tie against Tunisian giants Esperance at Stade Olympique in Rades on Tuesday. In the other second leg semi-final tie, another highly regarded whistleman – South African Victor Gomes, assisted...