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What’s new in City Press Sport November 13, 2022



Tim Spirit: Royal AM-Mazembe off-field fracas need CAF to act

I can’t believe that in this year 2022 there is still talk of dirty tactics, hostile receptions, underhanded maneuvers, psychological warfare and all the other shenanigans associated with African club competitions for so many years.

Side entry: an outside voice is required in the Bok coaching setup

One of the dumbest thoughts about the Springboks winning the 2007 Rugby World Cup is that it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Australian Eddie Jones.


The Mazembe-AM mess continues

The DRC outfit have accused Royal AM of theft, with CAF and Fifa embroiled in the saga.

The Making of Saleng: From Bloemhof, via Rusty, to Esgodini Sikamaminzela

If a club goes to great lengths to poach a player from their rivals, even if it means carrying out such a mission at midnight, then there must be something super special about that talent.

A Bafana doctor relishes his role as an “undercover cop”

Thulani Ngwenya was 10 when Diego Maradona was sent off from the 1994 World Cup after the Argentina legend failed a drug test, bringing a ton of shame to the game. Bafana’s doctor was given the role as doping control officer during the world showpiece which kicks off in Qatar next Sunday.

Entertainment and games for Gomes and Siwela

Table tennis and a mix of kasi music is what makes Victor Gomes (PSL referee) and Zakhele Siwela (assistant referee) globetrotting South African referees whenever they are away from home.

Hostilities or not, the odds favor Downs Ladies

When the Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies take on host club AS FAR in the CAF Women’s Champions League final, the squad sheets will vaguely resemble the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations final in July, when Banyana Banyana beat Morocco to become African champions.

The defeated Proteas return to face the music – without Boucher

Mark Boucher – whose tenure as head coach of Proteas ended last week – has defended his decision not to return home with the rest of the squad after the side’s embarrassing exit from the Cup T20 world in Australia.

Protea fusion raises many questions

For the umpteenth time since their readmission, the Protea had lost a game they did not have to lose.

Birthdays aren’t Mashimbyi’s thing, players are

The closest Titans head coach Mandla Mashimbyi came to celebrate when his wife and three children sang Happy Birthday and gave him a drink of Oros.

“It’s been a tough road to come back”

Longtime captain of the senior women’s national cricket team, Dane van Niekerk is excited about her long-awaited return to the fold after a long injury absence.

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