Category archives for: Football

Late arrivals denounced ahead of Soweto derby

German coaches Ernst Middendorp, Josef Zinnbauer stare each other. Photo by Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by MTHULISI SIBANDA  Africa Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE incessant delay in the kickoff of matches, as a safety measure to quell disaster posed by fans coming late into the stadiums, is a persistent sideshow blighting the image of the South African Premiership, a league that takes pride in its ranking as the most lucrative […]

BREAKING: Zimbabwe proposes Orlando Stadium for AFCON match

Zimbabwe Warriors players celebrating: Khama Billiat, Knowledge Musona and Teenage Hadebe

from WELLINGTON TONI in Harare, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Bureau Chief HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has earmarked the Orlando Stadium in neighbouring South Africa for its opening 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier following a ban on the use of Zimbabwean stadia by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to host international […]

Inside Zifa wars: Kamambo vs Chiyangwa

COSAFA President Phillip Chiyangwa

from WELLINGTON TONI in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – JUST how dirty can Zimbabwe football get? Current Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) President Felton Kamambo and his predecessor Phillip Chiyangwa (also Cosafa president) are fighting a bitter cold war that has seen local football taking a back seat, with more energy put on wars than […]

Uganda, Kenyan footballers banned for match-fixing

Moses Chikati (right). File photo.

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has imposed a life ban on Ugandan player, George Mandela, for match-fixing. Three Kenyans- Moses Chikati, Festus Okiring and Festo Omukoto- have been banned for a period of four years. FIFA stated on Tuesday (yesterday ‘today’) that the formal disciplinary proceedings […]

Germans rule the roost in SA Premiership campaign

Kaizer Chiefs Football Club Head Coach Ernst Middendorp

by MTHULISI SIBANDA Africa Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – KAIZER Chiefs fans that ridiculed the appointment of Ernst Middendorp as head coach are surely eating humble pie. Their success-starved cross city rivals that had misgivings at Josef Zinnbauer taking the reins at Orlando Pirates, are in the same predicament. This as the two German tacticians’ […]

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