Zim brings fond memories for coach Mkhonza

A return to Zimbabwe and especially the country’s traditional home of soccer Rufaro Stadium brings emotional and fond memories for Banyana Banyana head coach Joseph Mkhonza. “It was at this same stadium and in the same competition where my first official assignment as Banyana coach started. And it has been a rollercoaster of a journey […]

Banyana Banyana to end 2011 on a high

Banyana Banyana will be out to end 2011 on a winning note, when they take on Zimbabwe in a Unity Cup Friendly International fixture at the Rufaro Stadium, in Harare on Thursday (15h00 kickoff). South Africa’s head coach Joseph Mkhonza will have fond memories of last year’s Unity Friendly match in the Zimbabwe capital. It […]

Nyandeni looking for double celebration

Banyana Banyana’s Russia-based roving midfielder, Nompumelelo Nyandeni, is expecting a life-fulfilling week. Before flying to join her teammates who are preparing to play Zimbabwe on Thursday (22 December 2011) in the annual Unity Cup, the unassuming Mpumalanga-born player was offered a one-year extension by her Russian side, Rossiyonka after another sterling season. As if that […]


On December 10, Orlando Pirates celebrated their championship title when they clinched the Telkom Knockout cup, adding yet another remarkable chapter to the club’s storied history in soccer.   To qualify for the final, they had to dispose of Black Leopards in round 1, Moroka Swallows in the quarter finals and in the semi-finals, they […]

Orlando Pirates went down against Celtic

Bloemfontein Celtic defeated Orlando Pirates in a league game for the first time in almost five years on Sunday as Clifford Mulenga’s early goal handed them a 1-0 win over the reigning Absa Premiership champions at Free State Stadium. Phunya Sele Sele last beat the Buccaneers in the league in January 2007 and a winless […]

Klate, Josephs and Jali back in the fray for Celtic clash

Daine Klate, Moeneeb Josephs and Andile Jali are back in the fray for the team’s Absa Premiership clash against Bloemfontein Celtic at the Free State Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The trio were doubtful after failing to partake in the squad’s training sessions on Wednesday and Thursday due to sickness. Winger Klate and goalkeeper Josephs had […]

Celtic to welcome Orlando Pirates at Seisa Ramabudu stadium today

Bloemfontein Celtic will play host to Absa Premiership defending champions Orlando Pirates this weekend. Surprisingly, the match has been scheduled for Free State Stadium, instead of Siwelele’s famous Seisa Ramabodu Stadium. After back-to-back goalless draws away to Moroka Swallows and home to Bidvest Wits in November, Celtic’s first match of December ended in 2-0 defeat […]

Jomo Cosmos lost their 8th league game

  Foreign players stole the show as Jomo Cosmos lost their 8th game of the Premier League campaign in a 3-1 defeat by Maritzburg United in Pietermaritzburg last Saturday. Goals by Senegalese duo of Mor Diouf and El-Hadji Abdou Samb and their counterparts from Nigeria, Felix Obada and Prince Olomu decided a four-goal thriller inside […]

Orlando Pirates scoop more medals

Following their triumphant march in the Telkom Knockout 2011/2012, Orlando Pirates’ players dominated the TKO awards held in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Pirates claimed the trophy on Saturday defeating BidVest Wits 3-1 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Pirates goalminder, Moeneeb Josephs was voted by the judges as the Goalkeeper of the Tournament. Josephs walks away with […]