Editor's Blog 4.10.2016 09:50 am

Face it, Bafana are just not good enough

Another qualification campaign begins for Bafana Bafana this weekend, with a modicum of hype almost certain to end in utter disappointment.

Shakes Mashaba's side must do what no Bafana team has managed to do since Carlos Queiroz' side 15 years ago, if they are to qualify for a World Cup finals.

Face it, Bafana are just not good enough
Face it, Bafana are just not good enough

Face it, Bafana are just not good enough

Another qualification campaign begins for Bafana Bafana this weekend, with a modicum of hype almost certain to end in utter disappointment.

PSL pile pressure on the Brazilians
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PSL pile pressure on the Brazilians

There has been a lot of talk of late about how unfairly Mamelodi Sundowns are being treated by the Premier Soccer League in their bid to win the 2016 Caf Champions League.
Tread warily, Danny Jordaan
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Tread warily, Danny Jordaan

Danny Jordaan has, in recent times, seemed a bit of a distant South African Football Association president.
Premiership lift-off
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Premiership lift-off

Here we go again. The pursuit of Mamelodi Sundowns’ Absa Premiership crown begins today, with pretty-much all teams actually able to get a head start on Pitso Mosimane’s side, who are busy on Champions League duty.
SA’s football sides shown up in Brazil
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SA’s football sides shown up in Brazil

There were suggestions on Twitter that Liverpool might consider signing up South Africa’s new 400 meter Olympic champion and world record-holder Wayde Van Niekerk as their new left- back, with concerns growing over the capabilities of Alberto Moreno after Sunday’s thrilling 4-3 win at Arsenal.
Spotlight’s on our sides at Rio Games
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Spotlight’s on our sides at Rio Games

And so, after the pre-season jiggery-pokery of the “Beer Cup”, we move on to the more serious business of our footballing men and women going for gold (or at the very least a couple of points) at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Chiefs-Bucs show takes centre stage
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Chiefs-Bucs show takes centre stage

The Carling Black Label Cup is upon us again, a game that however much it makes the footballing purist within me cringe, has proved an immense marketing triumph.
Goalkeeper poser looms for Da Gama
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Goalkeeper poser looms for Da Gama

I shudder to think what went through Owen da Gama’s mind when Itumeleng Khune limped off the pitch in the national Under-23 team’s practice game against Bidvest Wits on Monday morning.
A marvellous result for all the neutrals
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A marvellous result for all the neutrals

There is so much to talk about this week. There was something heartwarming about Portugal’s stunning Euro 2016 triumph.
February should have been in goal
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February should have been in goal

I was slightly baffled to see Reyaad Pieterse in the Bafana Bafana starting line-up for Saturday’s Cosafa Cup quarterfinal against Lesotho.
This comparison is just pathetic
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This comparison is just pathetic

I am always left bemused by comparisons between Bafana Bafana and England every time the latter falls on its proverbial behind at a major tournament.
Flicker of light at the end of tunnel
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Flicker of light at the end of tunnel

Not to get carried away and not to fall into the trap of the miserable cynic.

results

Arrows 0-2 Sundowns
Highlands P 0-2 Wits
Pirates 1-1 Baroka

fixtures

FS Stars vs P City
SuperSport Utd vs Chiefs
Pirates vs Chippa Utd

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Sundowns 24 50
2 Cape Town City 25 49
3 Bidvest Wits 24 48
4 Kaizer Chiefs 25 45
5 SuperSport United 24 40
6 Polokwane City 25 34
7 Maritzburg Utd 25 32
8 Arrows 26 31
9 Orlando Pirates 24 28
10 Platinum Stars 24 26
11 Ajax Cape Town 25 26
12 Chippa United 25 24
13 Bloemfontein Celtic 24 24
14 Free State Stars 25 23
15 Baroka FC 25 22
16 Highlands Park 26 22

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