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Orlando Pirates should should ‘look after’ Mamelodi Sundowns’ Zwane – Sebola
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Orlando Pirates should should ‘look after’ Mamelodi Sundowns’ Zwane – Sebola

Masandawana face the Buccaneers this weekend as they seek to extend their dominance in the PSL Former Orlando Pirates forward Andries Sebola has picked Mamelodi Sundowns attacker Themba Zwane as the man who can hurt Orlando Pirates when the two sides meet in a Premier Soccer League match at Orlando Stadium on Saturday. Pirates have regained some form and have won their last two league games, against Swallows FC and Chippa United. They face a Sundowns side which has also recorded victories in their last two matches, against Kaizer Chiefs and TS Galaxy.  
Percy Tau: Al Ahly confirm signing of former Brighton & Hove Albion forward
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Percy Tau: Al Ahly confirm signing of former Brighton & Hove Albion forward

The 27-year-old former Mamelodi Sundowns man has been reunited with his ex-coach Pitso Mosimane in Cairo Egyptian giants Al Ahly have announced the signing of Percy Tau as their new player from Brighton & Hove Albion. The Bafana Bafana star joins the Egyptian giants on a four year deal and becomes the first South African player at Al Ahly. He still had a year left on his contract with the Premier League club but after struggling to cement a place in the Brighton team, Tau opted to team up with his former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane.
Tau is like Messi, he must come to Al Ahly and show he is king of the jungle – Mosimane
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Tau is like Messi, he must come to Al Ahly and show he is king of the jungle – Mosimane

The ex-Mamelodi Sundowns tactician has ramped up the pressure to secure the signature of his former player Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has likened Brighton & Hove Albion attacker Percy Tau to Lionel Messi, saying the Bafana Bafana star’s interest would be best served if he joins the Cairo giants. Recent reports have strongly linked Tau with a move to the African Champions where he would be reunited with his former Mamelodi Sundowns coach. Rumours that he is on his way to Cairo flared up at the weekend when he missed Brighton’s friendly match against Getafe, with manager Graham Potter not satisfactorily explaining the player’s absence.
Notoane: South Africa U23 coach’s future uncertain, blames part-time role for disappointing Olympics
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Notoane: South Africa U23 coach’s future uncertain, blames part-time role for disappointing Olympics

The former Santos FC striker explained that working for both Safa and Sundowns is demanding South Africa under-23 head coach David Notoane has admitted his future with the South African Football Association is uncertain, while also blaming the fact that he was busy with his coaching job at Mamelodi Sundowns' reserve team. This comes after the team's disappointing 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games campaign as they lost all of their Group A matches. Notoane confirmed that his contract with Safa expired at the end of the team's Olympic campaign.
Ngcobo must be released – Nengomasha urges Kaizer Chiefs to sell starlet amid Al Ahly links
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Ngcobo must be released – Nengomasha urges Kaizer Chiefs to sell starlet amid Al Ahly links

The former Amakhosi vice-captain believes Mosimane would groom the left-footed playmaker into a top player Kaizer Chiefs legend Tinashe Nengomasha has urged the club not to block Nkosingiphile Ngcobo from joining his reported admirers, Al Ahly. The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has been linked with the Egyptian football powerhouse after he helped Amakhosi reach the Caf Champions League final where they lost to Al Ahly. His exploits are believed to have caught the attention of Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane, who was in charge of Mamelodi Sundowns between 2012-2020.
Kaizer Chiefs’ Champions League journey a movie that has happened before – Billiat
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Kaizer Chiefs’ Champions League journey a movie that has happened before – Billiat

TheAmakhosi star has previously lifted the elite continental club trophy with Mamelodi Sundowns, and wants to recreate those memories Kaizer Chiefs forward Khama Billiat has described their Caf Champions League campaign as a “movie” he has seen before while declaring his keenness to recreate the memory of being African champions. Billiat played an instrumental role in helping Mamelodi Sundowns clinch the 2016 Champions League title when they beat Zamalek in the final. Now, the Zimbabwean will be facing another Egyptian giant Al Ahly when Chiefs clash with the defending champions on July 17 in the final at Stade Mohamed V Stadium.
Cosafa Cup: Mamelodi Sundowns’ Mweene defends Zambia return, calls for sacrifice
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Cosafa Cup: Mamelodi Sundowns’ Mweene defends Zambia return, calls for sacrifice

The experienced goalkeeper was included in the Chipolopolo squad that is tasked with retaining the trophy in the regional tournaments. Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene has defended his return to the Zambian national team for the July 2021 Cosafa Cup. The 36-year-old custodian has said his return is not a bad move at all and added his achievements with the national before side should not entitle him to special treatment. "We must not take advantage of what we have done in the past with the national team. We acknowledge the respect that fans have for us. Personally, it is not a wrong call I made to come back to the national team, there is a reason why I came back," the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winning goalkeeper told Faz media.
Al Ahly coach Mosimane warns against ‘trying to make sense’ of Kaizer Chiefs’ inconsistency
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Al Ahly coach Mosimane warns against ‘trying to make sense’ of Kaizer Chiefs’ inconsistency

The former Mamelodi Sundowns tactician is not paying attention to how the Soweto giants’ carved themselves a reputation of being unpredictable Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane says they will not read much into Kaizer Chiefs’ struggle for form in their domestic assignments, but will focus on their Caf Champions League exploits. The Cairo giants are set to clash with Chiefs in the Champions League final at a neutral venue, the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca on July 17. After Amakhosi endured a torrid season back at home as they nearly missed out on a top-eight Premier Soccer League spot, they have been a different outfit in Africa.  
Caf Champions League: Al Ahly must protect lead vs Esperance – Mosimane
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Caf Champions League: Al Ahly must protect lead vs Esperance – Mosimane

The Red Devils will face the Tunisian giants at Al Ahly WE Al Salam Stadium with a slim advantage from the first leg meeting Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has called on his players to try and protect their lead when they take on Esperance de Tunis in the return leg of the Caf Champions League on Saturday. The Red Devils beat the Tunisian giants 1-0 in the semi-final first leg meeting played in Tunis with Mohamed Sherif notching the all-important goal in the second half to give them a big advantage going into the return leg at Al Ahly WE Al Salam Stadium. But despite carrying the advantage, the former Mamelodi Sundowns tactician has maintained a cautious approach for the return leg insisting they are not yet in the final and called on his players to protect their slim win.
Cosafa Cup: Mamelodi Sundowns’ keeper Mweene headlines Zambia squad
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Cosafa Cup: Mamelodi Sundowns’ keeper Mweene headlines Zambia squad

The Flames will begin their title defence at the historic competition in Port Elizabeth on July 7, 2021 against Comoros Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Kennedy Mwene is among the star players in the Zambia squad for the 2021 Cosafa Cup tournament set to kick off in South Africa. The Chipolopolo head coach Milutin Sredojevic has announced a 30-man provisional squad for the historic competition set to run from July 7 to 18, with Sundowns’ keeper Mwene returning to the squad for the first time since October 2018. The 36-year-old 2012 Africa Cup of Nations-winning best gloveman will be in familiar environs at Port Elizabeth, being South Africa-based, where he has won multiple awards for Sundowns.
Kaizer Chiefs are fearless and have a ‘high’ chance to beat Wydad Casablanca in Caf Champions League – Sundowns’ Kekana
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Kaizer Chiefs are fearless and have a ‘high’ chance to beat Wydad Casablanca in Caf Champions League – Sundowns’ Kekana

The Brazilians’ skipper backs their rivals Amakhosi to reach the final of the Caf competition ahead of the North African giants Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana believes rivals Kaizer Chiefs can use their underdog tag to reach the final of the Caf Champions League at the expense of Wydad Casablanca. Amakhosi will continue with their chase for Caf glory with a semi-final, first leg battle away against Wydad at Stade Mohamed V on Saturday and the clash will see the Soweto-based giants attempt to upset Wydad who are regarded as one of the favourites in the competition. Kekana insists the game in Casablanca will be a good step for Chiefs to stake their claim in the competition as they are a fearless team and will be playing as underdogs, which to him is an added advantage for th...
‘Messi is short’ – How Ibrahimovic inspires Makgopa to move to Europe
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‘Messi is short’ – How Ibrahimovic inspires Makgopa to move to Europe

The 21-year-old enjoyed what could be his best season of his career so far and has attracted the attention of famous teams Baroka FC forward Evidence Makgopa has ruled himself out of a local transfer as he sets his sights on a move abroad where he draws inspiration from AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. With Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns rumoured to have marked the newly-capped Bafana Bafana star as a transfer target, the player says he does not see himself joining another Premier Soccer League side from Baroka. The 21-year-old’s profile drastically improved in the just-ended season when he was named the campaign's best young player after scoring seven goals in 28 league starts, before making his Bafana Bafana debut on Thursday.
Mamelodi Sundowns, Al Ahly interested in AS Vita’s Shaaban – Simba SC’s Manara
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Mamelodi Sundowns, Al Ahly interested in AS Vita’s Shaaban – Simba SC’s Manara

The full-back recently confirmed he has been negotiating with both Wekundu wa Msimbazi and Yanga over a potential deal Simba SC's spokesperson Haji Manara has claimed Mamelodi Sundowns, TP Mazembe and Al Ahly have expressed interest in signing AS Vita defender Djuma Shaaban. The outspoken Wekundu wa Msimbazi official stated the defender, who Goal understands is close to agreeing on a deal with Yanga SC, had initially confirmed that both Simba and their archrivals had approached him about a possible transfer. "[Djuma] Shaaban is worth $500,000 and that is a calculation without his monthly salaries," Manara wrote on his Facebook page. "I hear my brother Ghalib [Yanga's Hersi Said, who is tasked with sealing transfer deals for the club] has been informed accordingly.
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SA Soccer Player Anele Ngcongca Passes On

  Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca has sadly passed away following a tragic car accident. The 33-year-olds passing comes a few days after the passing of his former lover Kwaito star Mshoza, real name Nomasonto Maswanganyi. Eye Witness News can confirm that the soccer player lost his life during the early hours of Monday morning, 23 November 2020. A police officer told the publication that Anele lost his life on the scene and a case of culpable homicide has been opened. “It’s alleged that this morning, at 5am, a vehicle with two occupants lost control and overturned on the N2 freeway near Mtunzini. A 33-year-old man was declared dead at the scene. The driver sustained serious injuries and was taken to the hospital for medical attention. The circumstances surrou...
Mosimane wants Champions League titles and to develop more European stars
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Mosimane wants Champions League titles and to develop more European stars

The Masandawana boss speaks about his challenges as he enters his new four-year tenure at Chloorkop Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has labelled the team that won four trophies in one year as his ‘Super Team’, saying his challenge is to see his players such as Bongani Zungu playing in the German Bundesliga as well as in the Italian Serie A. Just after signing a new four-year contract, ‘Jingles’ reveals why he is hurt when he looks at the badge of clubs such as Al Ahly, Wydad Casablanca, and Esperance. The four-time Premier Soccer League (PSL) title winner speaks on why striker Jeremy Brockie failed to score for his club and declines to comment on George Maluleka who is bound to join the Brazilians next season.
Sundowns’ Gaston Sirino found guilty of assault and may miss crucial matches
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Sundowns’ Gaston Sirino found guilty of assault and may miss crucial matches

Temperamental Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Gaston Sirino has been found guilty by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) of assault. In a statement on Friday morning, the PSL said Sirino assaulted Dean Furman and Clayton Daniels of SuperSport United during an MTN8 clash in September last year. The league also indicated that Sundowns have been found guilty of bringing the league into disrepute and sanctions will be finalised after representations by both parties. Sirino faces the possibility of missing a number of key Sundowns matches during the title run-in, which includes those against Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. If Sundowns go past minnows Vaal University of Technology (VUT) in the Nedbank Cup last-16 on Sunday, Sirino might also miss some of the matches in the late stages ...
Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp impressed by work rate of striker Nurković
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Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp impressed by work rate of striker Nurković

Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has praised the work rate of his Serbian striker Samir Nurković‚ who scored a brace during their 2-0 win over rivals Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus on Sunday. Nurković scored in either half to give Chiefs the much needed morale-booster ahead of the Telkom Knockout‚ quarterfinal showdown against Orlando Pirates on Saturday and also to hand Sundowns their first league defeat of the season. “His work rate is exceptional‚” said Middendorp who has guided Amakhosi to the top of the Absa Premiership standings with 22 points from 9 matches. “I think this is something that we are not having in SA soccer. "This is something that every time being prepared to top it up on 100 percent‚ you can learn something that you should always be prepared. I am every d...
‘Lobi Stars won’t fail in South Africa’
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‘Lobi Stars won’t fail in South Africa’

Coach of Lobi Stars, Solomon Ogbeide has assured of his players’ readiness to withstand their opponent in today’s CAF Champions League group A fixture, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa. The match will hold at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in South Africa. The Nigerian representative currently occupy bottom of the table with four points, where the South Africans sit on the top of the group with seven points jointly with Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca after four matches. Speaking from South Africa, Ogbeide said his team was battle ready to surmount any pressure from Mamelodi Sundowns in today’s clash, which will either make or mar their hope of a progress against the 2016 edition winner. “We are here, ready, and very well prepared for tomorrow’s clash. We also want to make sure we ear...
Former Leeds And South African Striker, Phil Masinga Dies Aged 49!
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Former Leeds And South African Striker, Phil Masinga Dies Aged 49!

Former club of Phil Masinga Leeds United have confirmed the South African striker has died aged 49. Masinga played in the Premier League for two years at Leeds after joining from Mamelodi Sundowns in 1994. In a statement on Twitter today, Leeds wrote: "It is with great sadness that the club haslearnt of former striker Phil Masinga's passing. The thoughts of everyone at #LUFC are with his family and friends." SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan said: “Sad day for South African football. “A loyal servant of the game, on and off the field of play.” Buddha Mathathe‚ the president of the South African Masters and Legend Football Association, said: "He is gone. Our legend is gone…….It is not right. “It is such tragic loss for the family and for the entire country. “He is no ...
Footballer Andile Jali Arrested Over Alleged Domestic Violence
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Footballer Andile Jali Arrested Over Alleged Domestic Violence

Andile Ernest Jali, South African footballer who plays for Mamelodi Sundowns in the Premier Soccer League and the South African national football team was on Monday arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife, Nonhle Ndala. According to the police, the severity of his charges did not warrant his release, as he awaited his court appearance that was scheduled for Tuesday. Other charges Andile faces include malicious damage to property for allegedly damaging Nonhle’s vehicle. Thankfully, Nonhle did not sustain any serious injuries. “The whole incident started when security officials, where Jali stays, called the police due to the fracas. The woman was not seriously hurt, and the only thing was that the car she was driving was damaged,” police spokesperson said. Andile has since ...
Usain Bolt Signs For Mamelodi Sundowns Of South Africa
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Usain Bolt Signs For Mamelodi Sundowns Of South Africa

Usain Bolt has signed for South African football club, Mamelodi Sundowns. The former sprinter hinted at the deal with the club when he tweeted that he just signed a deal with a footbal club whose name he will reveal in time. He tweeted: “I’ve signed for a football team! Find out which one this Tuesday at 8am GMT.” The legendary sprinter retired from athletics following the World Championships in London last year after winning an incredible eight Olympic gold medals. The sprinter turn footballer also hinted at making a move to Manchester United, a club he’s a huge fan of. He said he’s spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson about his dreams which hinges on his fitness. “One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United. If Dortmund say I’m good enough, I’ll crack on and train hard. ...
Chippa United’s Daniel Akpeyi Injured Against Mamelodi Sundowns
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Chippa United’s Daniel Akpeyi Injured Against Mamelodi Sundowns

Daniel Akpeyi was injured in Chippa United’s 0-0 stalemate with Mamelodi Sundowns in Saturday’s South Africa Premier Soccer League encounter. The 31-year-old received a knock to his neck during a corner kick situation in the 62nd minute. Prior to being taken off for Brighton Mhlongo in the 68th minute, the much-maligned Nigeria goalkeeper put in a decent shift to keep their enterprising visitors at bay. Compatriot James Okwuosa also delivered a Man of the Match display as he was part of a resolute Chilli Boys defence that prevented the Brazilians’ dangerous trio of Percy Tau, Khama Billiat and Sibusiso Vilakazi. While the duration of Akpeyi’s neck injury has not been disclosed, it is yet to see if he would be available for coach Teboho Moloi in Tuesday’s league encounter agains...
Nigeria’s Ejike Uzoenyi Signs For Wits, Completes Switch From Sundowns
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Nigeria’s Ejike Uzoenyi Signs For Wits, Completes Switch From Sundowns

Bidvest Wits have announced that former Mamelodi Sundowns winger Ejike Uzoenyi has signed for six months. The 24-year-old Nigerian-born winger trained with the Clever Boys after leaving the Absa Premiership defending champions last month. Announcing the move on Wednesday, the Braamfontein-based side wished the speedy and tricky winger all the best in the team. It is reported by the club that he joins on a six-month deal and is set to add depth to Gavin Hunts side as they aim at challenging for the league title. Uzoenyi joins the club after Granwald Scott who joined in January and could feature for the side at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday night against Pirates. The Students sit at number four with 28 points and will hope to frustrate the struggling Sea Robbers ship.

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