Editor's Blog 15.11.2016 01:44 pm

Mashaba: Jordaan likely to get his way

Only the South African Football Association could turn a victory over a top-tier African team into a crisis in a matter of hours.

The 2-1 victory over the Teranga Lions of Senegal should be a cause for celebration for Bafana fans, however fortunate the three points, as it puts South Africa in an excellent position after the opening two rounds of qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Mashaba: Jordaan likely to get his way
Mashaba: Jordaan likely to get his way

Mashaba: Jordaan likely to get his way

Only the South African Football Association could turn a victory over a top-tier African team into a crisis in a matter of hours.

Can history repeat itself in Polokwane?
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Can history repeat itself in Polokwane?

I had the privilege of being in the old Peter Mokaba Stadium in 2003, when a young Didier Drogba left the field in an extremely grumpy mood, as Shakes Mashaba’s Bafana Bafana vanquished a star-studded Ivory Coast to take a giant leap down the road to the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia.
No rain, no deluge of goals in bore draw
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No rain, no deluge of goals in bore draw

A heatwave has hit Johannesburg, mosquitoes emerging in hordes from their hiding places, the air too thick to breathe in with comfort and the city desperate for a deluge of rain. The FNB Stadium was left desperate for a deluge of goals on Saturday afternoon, as Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates played out a stultifying […]
Job is not done yet
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Job is not done yet

In the 1976 African Cup of Champions Clubs final, as the Caf Champions League was rather clumsily known back then, MC Alger from Algeria took on Haifa FC of Conakry in Guinea, at the Stade 5 Juillet in Algiers, trailing 3-0 from the first leg.
Face it, Bafana are just not good enough
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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.
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.
Komphela has got a lot of work ahead
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Komphela has got a lot of work ahead

Just when you thought Kaizer Chiefs’ season couldn’t possibly get any worse … the sight of Willard Katsande sticking the ball through his own net in Saturday’s ignominious defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns provided a decent epitaph for Amakhosi’s efforts thus far in 2016.
I’ll raise my glass to brave Baroka
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I’ll raise my glass to brave Baroka

Baroka FC are at it again. Who could forget Sello Chokoe and his famous glove in 2011, as Baroka stunned Moroka Swallows and Kaizer Chiefs on the way to the Nedbank Cup semifinals?
NFD side hard done by against Sundowns
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NFD side hard done by against Sundowns

Surely the man most upset about the decision to rule out the “goal” for Mbombela United against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday in the Nedbank Cup must have been Wayne Arendse himself?
Now or never for the classy Mokotjo
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Now or never for the classy Mokotjo

It remains to be seen just how strong a Bafana Bafana side walks out onto the field in Limbe on Saturday to take on Cameroon, in a match South Africa simply cannot afford to lose if they hope to make it to Gabon 2017.
Angry Shakes is clearly losing plot
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Angry Shakes is clearly losing plot

Shakes Mashaba should learn that nothing decent and worthwhile ever comes out of an angry mouth.
For Steve’s Chiefs the stakes are high
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For Steve’s Chiefs the stakes are high

Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns head back into the Caf Champions League this weekend, with both sides in with a chance of making their first proper statements of intent in this year’s competition.

results

Pirates 1-0 CT City
P City 2-3 FS Stars
SuperSport Utd 1-1 Chippa Utd
Arrows 4-1 AmaZulu

fixtures

Maritzburg Utd vs Chiefs
Celtic vs Baroka
AmaZulu vs Wits
P Stars vs Arrows

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Orlando Pirates 5 11
2 Golden Arrows 4 8
3 Maritzburg United 4 8
4 Baroka FC 4 8
5 Mamelodi Sundowns 3 6
6 Cape Town City 3 6
7 SuperSport United 3 6
8 Kaizer Chiefs 4 5
9 Bloem Celtic 3 5
10 Ajax Cape Town 4 4
11 Chippa United 4 4
12 Polokwane City 4 4
13 AmaZulu 4 4
14 Bidvest Wits 4 2
15 Free State Stars 4 1
16 Platinum Stars 4 1

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