August 19, 2017

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Stars, Celtic head to Porto

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Free State Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic will benefit from the strong relationship between Free State province and Portuguese principality of Madeira, by travelling to Portugal to hone their skills. Premier Ace Magashule announced on Monday that there was a standing agreement between Primeira Liga giants FC Porto Academy and the Free State government which will soon see both teams travelling to Portugal for exposure to advanced coaching methods. Magashule made the announcement at an official handing over ceremony which saw both teams receiving R2-million from the government on Monday evening. Both players and the coaching staff will head to the…

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FIFA U20 World Cup: Amajita good enough without Mahlambi

Missing in action…Amajita could be forced to go to the World Cup without the services of Wits’ Phakamani Mahlambi

Thabo Senong is confident his side will do well at the Fifa Under-20 World Cup despite missing star player, Phakamani Mahlambi. Title-chasing Bidvest Wits have refused to release their wunderkind for the world event from May 20 to June 11. Although Mahlambi is a stellar player, Senong said he had more than enough capable players to handle the pressure that comes with performing on the world stage. All my energy is now focused on the group of players I have with me right now,” Senong said. The National Under-20 side (Amajita) jetted off to South Korea on Wednesday. “We have…

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Baxter doesn’t have time – Sikhosana

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Former Orlando Pirates striker, Jerry ‘Legs of thunder’ Sikhosana has expressed reservations at the recent appointment of SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter as the new coach of the national team. Sikhosana said the ideal situation would have been to appoint a coach who was going to hit the ground running, unlike Baxter who will only avail his services after the Nedbank Cup final, which is scheduled for June 24. SuperSport are in the semifinals of the competition. In an exclusive interview with The Weekly on Sunday, Sikhosana felt that, while Baxter’s credentials could not be questioned, it was imperative for…

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