Patrice Motsepe inches closer to the Caf presidency after Fifa boss Infantino brokers deal

Mamelodi Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe’s path to the Confederation of African Football (Caf) presidency appears to have become smoother after it emerged his rivals for the seat have been convinced to withdraw from the race and serve under him. According to insiders, Fifa president Gianni Infantino had brokered a deal that could see Mauritania’s Ahmad […]

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Motsepe says son will run Mamelodi Sundowns if he wins CAF race

Johannesburg – Billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe has confirmed that should he be elected as the next Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, his eldest son will take over in a similar role at Mamelodi Sundowns. Should he take over as the head of football on the African continent from incumbent Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar next […]

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Barcelona great Ronaldinho TOO UPSET to attend mom’s funeral!

Barcelona and Brazil legend Ronaldinho could not attend his mother’s funeral on Sunday because he was ‘too upset’. Ronaldinho’s mother, Miguelina Eloi Assis dos Santos, passed away on February 20 after months in hospital and she was laid to rest in Porto Alegre. A cemetery’s spokesman was asked about Ronaldinho’s absence at the funeral as […]

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Benni McCarthy explains Phakamani Mahlambi’s absence at AmaZulu

Durban – Benni McCarthy has explained why on-loan Mamelodi Sundowns attacker Phakamani Mahlambi is battling for game time at AmaZulu, saying the speedy, nimbi-footed winger has to work harder in order to earn his spot in the high-flying Durban club. McCarthy was answering questions after he steered Usuthu to an impressive 2-1 win over Kaizer […]

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Itumeleng Khune’s declining standards a concern for Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt

Johannesburg – Itumeleng Khune’s declining standards, from South Africa’s best goalkeeper and even one of the best in Africa to his current mistake-prone incarnation, is “a concern” for Kaizer Chiefs, coach Gavin Hunt has admitted. Another error from Khune was costly for Chiefs on Wednesday as he came for a corner in the 85th minute […]

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Japan’s Olympic minister Hashimoto is preferred candidate to succeed Mori – NHK

Tokyo – Japan’s Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto has emerged as the preferred candidate to succeed Yoshiro Mori as president of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee following Mori stepping down last week, said public broadcaster NHK. According to NHK, the panel will ask if she wishes to take the position. “I am aware of the report, […]

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Teko Modise linked with blockbuster return to Orlando Pirates

Johannesburg – Former Orlando Pirates star Teko Modise has been tipped to return to the club in a coaching position int eh near future. Modise, 36, donned the Orlando Pirates jersey between 2007 and 2011 during arguably his best years of his career and has since been linked with a return to the might Buccaneers. […]

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Celtic CEO Konco suspended after heated exchange with club boss Tshabalala: ‘Listen‚ I said no comment bra’

Johannesburg – Bloemfontein Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco has been suspended by the club, but details of the reasons are unavailable. His suspension is believed to have involved a heated discussion between the CEO and Celtic chairman Max Tshabalala. Konco apparently objected to being shouted at, and was subsequently suspended. Neither Tshabalala not Konco, though, could […]

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Josef Zinnbauer admits Pirates lacked conviction in cup win over Uthongathi

Johannesburg – Orlando Pirates coach Joseph Zinnbauer is worried that striker Gabadinho Mhango might have picked up yet another injury in their 1-0 Nedbank, last 32 win over Uthongathi FC at Orlando Stadium on Saturday. The coach has been frustrated by injuries to strikers, with Zakhele Lepasa and Tshegofatso Mabasa, who began the season in […]

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Boucher: Proteas captaincy issue will be resolved after Pakistan tour

Johannesburg – South Africa coach Mark Boucher has confirmed that a decision on the touchy Proteas captaincy issue will be sorted out once and for all when they return from their tour of Pakistan. The Proteas are currently playing in the second Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi with Quinton de Kock as stand-in captain after […]

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