June 25, 2018


Baxter is new Bafana coach


The 63-year-old mentor, who has enjoyed massive success in the PSL with Kaizer Chiefs, returns to the position he held between 2004 and 2005 The South African Football Association (Safa) has finally found a new coach to replace Shakes Mashaba as head coach of Bafana Bafana. According to Safa’s head of communications Dominic Chimhavi, the deal has been concluded and the official announcement was yet to be made at the time of going to print. According to online soccer publication goal.com, Stuart Baxter is expected to be announced as Mashaba’s successor, having already agreed terms with the Safa over the…

Swallows’ fall is like a bad dream


Growing up, my mother always used to tell me: “Son, some things are just the way they are, no matter whether you want to believe it or not”. And to be honest, as far as the fate of the once mighty (and now free-falling) Moroka Swallows is concerned, I wish this was not true. Despite the bad news that South Africa’s football fraternity woke up to this past weekend of the relegation of Swallows from the third tier ABC Motsepe League, I still find it a bitter pill to swallow. It is difficult to come to terms with the fact…

Nurturing sports for development

Sport is a international language that crosses all divides The Mangaung Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) is inviting youth organisations and businesses in and around the metro to the Sports for Development and Peace Conference to be held for the first time on the continent from April 24-26 at Emoya Estate in Bloemfontein. The three-day conference is being jointly organised by the Global Sports Federation (GSF), a United Nations body and the MCCI. The main outcome of the conference will be a massive sports university to be built in Mangaung by the UN. The institution which will be built…