Editor's Blog 16.8.2016 10:02 am

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.

Van Niekerk is a Liverpool fanatic, it seems. Indeed, even captain Jordan Henderson tweeted his congratulations after the runner's extraordinary effort in Rio de Janeiro.

SA’s football sides shown up in Brazil
SA’s football sides shown up in Brazil

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.
Bucs determined to do it for the fans
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Bucs determined to do it for the fans

Now that Mamelodi Sundowns have safely tucked the Absa Premiership trophy into their pockets, their remains one piece of silverware up for grabs in the 2015/16 season.

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results

Arrows 0-2 Chiefs
Pirates 1-2 Celtic
Maritzburg 1-1 Wits
Highlands P 2-2 P Stars

fixtures

Chiefs vs FS Stars
Wits vs Ajax CT
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# Team GP Pts
1 Bidvest Wits 13 25
2 Cape Town City 14 25
3 Kaizer Chiefs 15 24
3 SuperSport United 13 22
5 Polokwane City 14 21
6 Arrows 14 20
7 Maritzburg Utd 15 19
8 Orlando Pirates 13 18
9 Sundowns 8 16
10 Chippa United 13 16
11 Ajax Cape Town 14 15
12 Bloem Celtic 14 15
13 Platinum Stars 14 14
14 Highlands Park 15 13
15 Baroka FC 14 12
16 Free State Stars 14 11