July 23, 2017

News:

C’est la vie, Monsieur Eymael…

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The verdict that we’ve all been waiting for on the nasty Bloemfontein Celtic-Polokwane City tug-of-war over the services of Belgian coach Luc Eymael, has finally come and passed. Like in any other battle, there’s a winner and loser. We have soccer fans who are happy (City) and those who feel hard-done by the outcome of this case (Celtic). I am no expert in these matters and I have no intention of presenting myself as one, but the truth is soccer fans don’t always need to be experts contract law to discern whether something is right or wrong; and this is…

Dale Steyn to make return for SA A

Aiden Markram and Khaya Zondo have been named as the respective captains of the South Africa ‘A’ four-day and 50-over squads for the upcoming tour of England announced on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Titans batsman Markram earns his debut SA ‘A’ call-up after an impressive breakthrough opening season. He scored 565 runs at an average of 51.36 – including two hundreds – in the Sunfoil Series, a season which culminated in a record-breaking man-of-the match performance of 161 off 123 balls in the Momentum One-Day Cup final. Zondo was equally impressive on his debut season as fulltime captain of the Dolphins,…

The games that will win the Absa premiership…

Wednesday’s Absa Premiership results threw the title race wide open, with Bidvest Wits technically in the driving seat. Cape Town City currently sit top of the table after they pegged back the Clever Boys to get a 1-1 draw in Cape Town, while Mamelodi Sundowns closed the gap on the top two as well as effectively knocking SuperSport United out of the title race. Things will get interesting over the upcoming few weeks of the season, as several of the top five meet each other on the field. However, as things stand it is Wits’ title to lose, given that…