May 25, 2018


Candidates line up for top Chelsea job

Leading coach candidate … Chelsea netted silverware while Jose Mourinho was at the helm. Following the abrupt dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas as Chelsea head coach, club owner Roman Abramovich could be obliged to recall the club’s former coach and current Real Madrid coach, Jose Mourinho, to take charge at Stamford Bridge in the upcoming season. Abramovich axed Villas-Boas last weekend less than 24 hours after the 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League (EPL). Villas-Boas is the eighth coach to be axed in the past eight years at Chelsea. Since buying the Stamford Bridge outfit in…

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Match fixing probe’s first phase ends

The global football mother body, FIFA, has concluded the first phase of its investigation into the alleged corruption involved in the outcome of four friendly matches that Bafana Bafana played building up to the 2010 World Cup. High ranking SAFA officials have been interviewed by two FIFA delegates who were assigned to the Bafana Bafana match fixing probe. The investigation was part of FIFA’s global investigation into match fixing in football.. The two-man delegation led by Chris Eaton and an assistant carried out a match fixing enquiry. They have reportedly engaged with a number of referees and other key individuals,…

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Bantwana takes on Ghana


Facing Ghana tomorrow … Bantwana will play in the World Cup qualifier. The South African women’s national under-17 team, Bantwana, is concluding its campaign preparations for the match against Ghana tomorrow in the first leg match of the FIFA U/17 Women’s World Cup qualifier fixture. This comes after Bantwana beat Namibia 5-1 on aggregate and progressed to the second round of the World Cup qualifiers. According to Bantwana’s head coach, Gregory Mashilo, the team is focused on the Ghana fixture and losing is not an option, as they do not want to put unnecessary pressure on themselves. “As we enter…

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