Kaizer Chiefs play in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday and in normal circumstances, there would be some kind of redemption for Amakhosi, if they were to lift a first piece of silverware in four seasons.
The Absa Premiership title race should be decided this weekend, with the proviso that off-the-field matters could also intervene.
Maybe Fifa could, with all the money at their disposal, spend some implementing goalline technology across the globe, given how it has improved fair decisions in the game.
TS Galaxy, a team not even one season in the making, would be pulling off one of the all-time giant killings if they could beat Kaizer Chiefs in Durban in the final of the Nedbank Cup on May 18.
The happy days are so close for Orlando Pirates that their supporters can almost taste them.
Kaizer Chiefs coach, Ernst Middendorp did say last week that Bafana Bafana’s qualification for the Caf African Cup of Nations will have positive impact on the local game and I guess we can all now agree with the German. Just looking at last weekend’s performances shows a big improvement in the Absa Premiership.

Editor's Blog We pay tribute to a Star gone too soon

Yesterday (Monday) was another tragic day in South African football, as it emerged that Free State Stars midfielder Sinethemba Jantjie had died in a car crash in the morning.

Editor's Blog Have Bafana finally turned the corner?

It is to Bafana Bafana’s immense credit that they faced, on Sunday, many of the cliched pitfalls of playing away on the African continent, and still qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Editor's Blog Come on Bafana, it’s time to make us happy

The last time Bafana Bafana played a competitive match in Tunisia was in 2004, when Styles Phumo took charge of a pretty woeful campaign at the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Editor's Blog Big concern over Bafana defenders

Stuart Baxter must hope his Bidvest Wits Bafana Bafana defenders show their international form, and not their current club form if and when they take to the field for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya in Sfax, Tunisia on March 24.

Editor's Blog Don’t look Benni’s gift horse in mouth

McCarthy’s continuous ruling out of his own side as title challengers reminds me a bit of Jose Mourinho, when he referred to Chelsea as a “little horse” in the race for the 2013/14 English Premier League title with Manchester City and Liverpool.

Editor's Blog A make-or-break week in title race

This could be a pivotal week in the race for the Absa Premiership, with Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates both involved in midweek action, before Saturday’s showdown sees a meeting of Masandawana and table-topping Bidvest Wits, while the Buccaneers are at home to AmaZulu.

Editor's Blog Expected fireworks were a damp squib

The atmosphere at Saturday’s Soweto derby was scintillating, the sun was shining gloriously, and it was all set up to be a cracker of a match too.

Editor's Blog Window is shut, so we can calm down

So who won the Premier Soccer League January transfer window?

Editor's Blog Domestic cups are becoming dinosaurs

With Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates both crashing out of the Nedbank Cup over the weekend, there is an argument that both might just be better off, with the Absa Premiership title and the Caf Champions League to fight for.

Editor's Blog Chiefs again flatter to deceive in Africa

Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates as the standard- bearers for South Africa on the continent is becoming a theme, and it has to be an embarrassment of sorts for Kaizer Chiefs.

Editor's Blog Masinga’s memories will truly last forever

Phil Masinga left an indelible mark on the game in this country, indeed all over the world, emphasised by the tributes that have been pouring in from across the globe since his untimely passing on Sunday morning.

Editor's Blog Pizarro a welcome visitor to our shores

After almost 20 years covering the Premier Soccer League and Bafana Bafana it is all too easy to get a bit cynical about the game in SA.

Editor's Blog SA football winds down, looks ahead

And so, another year in South African football is nearly over, with just a smattering of Absa Premiership matches and continental club clashes left to play, before we can all take a brief festive break.

Editor's Blog Ernst back as Chiefs swallow their pride

Back in March 2007, I spoke to Ernst Middendorp at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank, just after he had been sacked by Kaizer Chiefs.


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