Football

Egypt’s Powerful Football Fans and Politics: a Toxic Mix that Could Combust During Afcon

When the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) opens in Cairo, Egypt, the focus will be on the games between the continent’s top football teams to see who is going to raise the cup on Friday 19 July at the end of the three-week tournament. ...

Joburg Post·almost 2 years ago

FIFA’s Intervention in African Football Speaks Volumes about Failed Leadership

The Confederation of African Football president recently announced that an official from the world football governing body FIFA would run its Cairo-based secretariat. The move to send a secretary-general to Africa comes on the heels of s...

Joburg Post·almost 2 years ago

Rhulani is going to be better than me – Mosimane

Rhulani Mokwena’s ascension to the hottest seat at Orlando Pirates, devoid of euphoric fanfare considering the circumstances, may deprive an undiscerning football follower with a picture reflective of the burgeoning coach’s capabilities....

Hosea Ramphekwa·over 1 year ago

Bafana Perfect Baxter’s Tactics…And Other Tweaks That Helped Win Against The Pharaohs

For many South Africans, it sure is a queer feeling going into a new week at the back of an impressive and equally important Bafana Bafana win. Thanks to a late-show sucker-punch from reigning PSL Player of the Season, Thembinkosi Lorch,...

Katlego Mereko·almost 2 years ago

Baxter’s Lack of Imagination Will Be His Own Undoing at Bafana

Of four Nigeria defenders, three were taller than our lankiest attacker, Lebogang Mothiba, and yet Bafana Bafana’s main attacking outlet in Wednesday’s AFCON quarterfinal clash was hoofing obscure long balls upfront, to very little succe...

Katlego Mereko·almost 2 years ago

Lukaku the Perfect Fit for Conte’s Inter: Here’s Why

The Belgian striker has been rumoured with a move to the Serie A ever since Antonio Conte was appointed manager at Inter Milan, replacing Luciano Spalletti after the later was sacked. Under more normal circumstances, Inter Milan would no...

Katlego Mereko·over 1 year ago

Derby Defeat an Ominous Sign of What’s To Come for Kaizer Chiefs

Pre-season games hardly tell a full story of how a club is going to fare once the season is in full swing. A team can have a cracking pre-season and still falter when it matters most. A perfect example could be Kaizer Chiefs’ win against...

Katlego Mereko·over 1 year ago

Five Things We Learnt From Man City vs Spurs

The defending champions faced Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening and saw VAR deny them a last-gasp winner as they drew 2-2 in a possessionally one-sided game at the Etihad Stadium to register their first lost points in 15 premier leag...

Katlego Mereko·over 1 year ago

Want To Put Together A Winning AFCON Team? Here’s The Formula

The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament is the most important sporting event on the continent. It attracts media attention, sponsors and draws significant global viewership. Organised every two years, it is also considered one of t...

Ernest Yeboah Acheampong & Ellis Kofi Akwaa-Sekyi·over 1 year ago

SABC Soccer Analyst David Kekana Dies

SABC soccer analyst David Kekana has died. Kekana's family confirmed in a statement on Monday morning that the veteran journalist passed away on Sunday after a long battle with diabetes. He was 47.

Joburg Post·over 1 year ago

PSL Awards : Zwane Scoops Player Of The Season.

The Premier Soccer league 2019/20 awards took place last night . The prestigious virtual event was also broadcasted live on Supersports . Themba Zwane, 31, beat Samir Nurkovic, Gaston Sirino and Peter Shaluilie in the much anticipated ...

Phumzile Mavimbela·6 months ago

We need an Evolution in leadership: Football & Politics

Good leadership has the potential to fill voids, while poor leadership exposes the cracks. The role of strong leadership is identifiable when it is missing and easily ignored when present. A common mistake made is to replicate examples o...

Themba Moleketi·6 months ago

How transfers negatively affect Nigerian footballers’ families.

In Nigeria, a large number of players move from one club to another in the country’s top division of 20 clubs. Although exact figures are sketchy, there are many footballers who engage in this migration, covering large distances. Some...

Unwana Akpan ·5 months ago