Editor's Blog 23.8.2016 10:25 am

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.

The continental factor will provide a fascinating sub-plot to Sundowns' league defence.

Premiership lift-off
Premiership lift-off

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.
Kudos must go to SuperSport coach
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Kudos must go to SuperSport coach

And so it is that both of Soweto’s giants finish the season with nothing to show for their efforts. I had the privilege of being in Polokwane for Saturday’s Nedbank Cup final and it was a cracking atmosphere matched by a thrilling cup final.
Sense of deja vu for Jomo’s yo-yo team
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Sense of deja vu for Jomo’s yo-yo team

“Pride comes before a fall,” or so the saying goes.
Mad scramble in store on final day
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Mad scramble in store on final day

A major fall from grace and a similar drop in cash-flow will be the sorry fortune of either the University of Pretoria, Maritzburg United or Jomo Cosmos following this weekend’s Absa Premiership fixtures.

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results

Celtic 2-0 Chippa
CT City 2-2 Pirates
Chiefs 1-0 Highlands P

fixtures

P Stars vs Sundowns
SuperSport Utd vs Maritzburg Utd
Wits vs Baroka

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Kaizer Chiefs 18 33
2 Cape Town City 18 32
3 Bidvest Wits 15 31
4 SuperSport United 16 29
5 Sundowns 12 26
6 Polokwane City 18 24
7 Arrows 18 23
8 Chippa United 17 20
9 Maritzburg Utd 17 20
10 Orlando Pirates 17 20
11 Ajax Cape Town 18 19
12 Bloem Celtic 17 18
13 Free State Stars 18 18
14 Platinum Stars 16 16
15 Highlands Park 18 14
16 Baroka FC 17 13