I used to watch the Telkom Charity Cup games at a local bottle store in my community. I would do all the home duties I should be doing on Saturday at my home on Friday after school so to be free on Saturday.
Sometimes they would order us to pay R1.00 as an entrance fee to watch; I…
Added by Proffesor "Champion" Khumalo on May 22, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments
South African soccer fans and their media will make you laugh your lungs out at times when they choose to. As if country wide celebrations of a quarter-final qualification by Bafana Bafana back in January were not enough, something that even Parliament celebrated as if we won the AFCON itself, now we have…Continue
The answer to Dable Benz' question - "How good are those SAFA coaching courses"?
In his post, Dable Benz says that as he is writing an article on the South African soccer development; he had a chat with some coaches who went through the South African Football Association (SAFA) coaching courses and was told that “the coaching guide produced back in 90's is much better than what's provided at SAFA's courses. How true is…Continue
Added by Proffesor "Champion" Khumalo on April 10, 2013 at 15:40 — No Comments
In 1981, Walter da Silva was sacked by Orlando Pirates after he also received a telephone threat not to field any more white players, as a result, striker Keith Broad missed training.
In 1982, Coach Brian ‘Little Corporal’ Goldrick received several threatening and abusive calls from angry fans after two successive defeats by arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs, the acting Chairman, John Mabaso calmed the stormy waters. However, in 1983 he eventually left after…Continue
SAFA tried 3 times to get a representative into CAF & it failed in all 3 occasions. Fact is that CAF is against us & even COSAFA group is also divided against us. Then there is our own Molefi Oliphant who can even sell his own country for Issa....but life goes on.
SAFA should start with…Continue
If one player reflects the new Bafana Bafana way and embodies the sort of desirable attributes sought to bring Bafana back into the ascendancy of International football, it is Dean Furman. He has the palatable raw ability to keep the ball in a holding role.
Caution and prudence are keywords. There is a fine line between each in the modern game. However, it seems absurd to claim that the sort of football that coach Gordon Igesund instructs Bafana to…Continue
The position of full back has changed over the years with the modern version being a lot more attack minded than in the past. Pacing up and down the wings, today’s full backs are chosen based on their skills in the attacking third and today, it is perhaps the only position that ideally requires the player to be as good in defence as in attack.
Thabo Matlaba is the latest to emerge and since becoming a first team regular at Orlando Pirates, he has…Continue
AFCON came and gone
The LOC decided to use Spar instead of the well known and popular computicket, the public got frustrated and confused when they wanted to buy tickets , still they hustled on and went on to make this AFCON the best supported AFCON in history but…Continue
Added by Mokete "Number One" on February 14, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments
AFCON 2013 IN THE EYES OF THE YOUTH – THE FINAL MATCH
Young people share their experience of the AFCON tournament and the excitement around the final match
The Orange AFCON tournament has come to an end and it was a great experience, especially for the youth. For young people, the tournament was a mind-blowing experience. The youth was intrigued by…Continue
Added by Samsung Youth Reporters on February 14, 2013 at 11:16 — No Comments
Samsung, the official sponsor of the Orange AFCON 2013 tournament, has initiated its fan engagement programme that will help fans feel the passion of the tournament. The fan zones are one of Samsung’s projects for its AFCON sponsorship programme. The Samsung fan zone is a place where different Samsung gadgets are displayed with exciting activities that soccer fans to enjoy.…Continue
Added by Samsung Youth Reporters on February 4, 2013 at 10:02 — No Comments
With Orange AFCON, South Africa 2013 fever still in the air, the Samsung Fan Zone in Sandton City is one way that fans continue to engage with the spirit of football, show their passion for the tournament and support their favorite teams. “This Fan Zone is fantastic,” said Mr Van Root. Samsung fans get the opportunity to explore their favorite products and express their love and support for the AFCON tournament and their respective teams.…Continue
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Most of you may know who Derek Redmond is, but most of you don't.
Derek is most remembered for his perfornmance in the 1992 Barcelona olympic games.
1992 Barcelona olympics 400m semi finals Derek tore his hamstring. He couldn't finish the race, he was in pain and crying buckets, maybe he was that emotional because he wouldn't get the prize and was losing a race infront of a 65000 house.
Derek didn't have to, but then he stood up, limped…Continue
Added by Lucky Silk Stalkings on January 23, 2013 at 8:54 — No Comments
FEELING THE BEAT AT ORANGE AFCON, SOUTH AFRICA 2013 OPENING
1st article from Samsung Youth Reporters who just came back from the opening match
The National stadium was raging with excitement of happy fans as the African Cup of Nations kicked off on Saturday. The opening ceremony showed real African flair, diversity and unity among fans. One of the most striking performances of…Continue
Added by Samsung Youth Reporters on January 22, 2013 at 14:32 — No Comments
Ole *The Guru* once highlighted this sad topic on TKO. The appointment of Craig Rosslee as head-coach of AMAZULU tricked this issue again…..why are the SA born black coaches only good in being the assistant-coaches than being head coaches in PSL? What is it the both white and black foreign…Continue
Will these guys ever score 25-26 goals in this season alone? I know I'm being a little bit naive, buty then I believe the potential is immernse for our strikers to reach that mark. Strikers like to score goals and scoring feels good.
Let me get on with the post at hand.
10: Benni McCarthy (Orlando Pirates)…Continue
Special players are celebrated everywhere in the world and with the international week ahead of us I found it fit to celebrate our own special players.
Special players are those players with a knack to turn games around. Those players that leave a long lasting impression in our hearts. Its those players we find in the back pages of major news papers on Monday morning after a long weekend of vigorous football. Its those players coaches would leave in the field of play for 90…Continue
The cost is R600 per person for weekend visitors, including breakfast, lunch and supper, or R150 for day…Continue