Editor's Blog 10.1.2017 09:46 am

Fond memories of the Cup of Nations

On Friday, all being well, I will jet off to cover a seventh Africa Cup of Nations.

These tournaments carry with them some of my fondest footballing memories, both on and off the field.

Fond memories of the Cup of Nations
Fond memories of the Cup of Nations

Fond memories of the Cup of Nations

On Friday, all being well, I will jet off to cover a seventh Africa Cup of Nations.

Tinkler shows why he is hot property
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Tinkler shows why he is hot property

It was a pity there were not more fans at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday for the Telkom Knockout final.
Tinkler is working his magic with City
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Tinkler is working his magic with City

Cape Town City are the unlikely championship challengers that refuse to go away.
Downs really in a league of their own
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Downs really in a league of their own

Just when you think Mamelodi Sundowns are about to collapse, screaming at the top of their lungs “TOO MUCH FOOTBALL!”, they bounce back stronger than ever.
Mashaba: Jordaan likely to get his way
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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?

fixtures

P City vs Chiefs
SuperSport Utd vs Arrows
Celtic vs Maritzburg Utd
Pirates vs Sundowns

results

Baroka 0-1 Wits
Chippa Utd 2-1 CT City
Sundowns 1-2 AmaZulu
Ajax CT 2-1 Celtic

psl log

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

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