Bucs claim narrow win in Pietermaritzburg

Orlando Pirates’ Absa Premiership title bid remains very much on track after they narrowly defeated Maritzburg United 1-0 at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday night. Kurt Lentjies, Captain of Chippa United and Maliele Vincent Pule of Orlando Pirates, during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 game between Chippa United and Orlando Pirates at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth on 8 August 2018 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix A lone goal from Vincent Pule saw the Buccaneers reclaim a three-point lead over nearest chasers Mamelodi Sundowns (who have a game in…

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Wolves heap more away-day pain on stumbling Arsenal

Arsenal’s failings were cruelly exposed as their Champions League ambitions suffered a painful blow with a 3-1 defeat at Wolves on Wednesday. Ruben Neves, Matt Doherty and the outstanding Diogo Jota scored the goals that condemned Unai Emery’s side to defeat and dented their hopes of a top-four finish. But for all Wolves’ impressive play in a devastating spell at the end of the first half, Arsenal were architects of their own downfall with poor defending, sloppy passing and dreadful goalkeeping from Bernd Leno. The goalkeeper was beaten by Doherty…

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City inflict more pain on Man Utd to go back top

Manchester City took a huge step towards retaining the Premier League title as a 2-0 win at Manchester United on Wednesday took them a point clear of Liverpool at the top of the table with three games to go.Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane struck for the visitors in 12 second-half minutes at Old Trafford to inflict a seventh defeat in nine games on United, who remain three points adrift of the top four. City have now won 11 straight Premier League games and further victories over Burnley, Leicester and Brighton…

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Fifa ban Zimbabwean agent for life

Zimbabwean football agent Kudzi Shaba was one of eight individuals from across the globe who were yesterday banned for life from all football-related activities by FIFA after being found guilty of activities likely to have influenced the fixing of matches. Zimbabwe football agent Kudzi Shaba The others were players, or former players, from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Benin, Cuba, Afghanistan and Kenya. The Kenyan former international player was banned for 10 years and slapped with a heavy fine. FIFA said the sanctions, which became effective…

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Zifa AGM postponed again

By Petros Kausiyo ZIFA’S first annual meeting since the December 2018 elective assembly has once again been postponed and will not be held as scheduled on Saturday. The meeting has already been twice shelved for varying reasons. According to a circular from ZIFA chief executive Joseph Mamutse, the annual meeting at which such key issues like the budget, the standing committees and the relegation-promotion proposals are expected to be approved will now be held next month. It is at the annual meeting that the association’s accounts are also tabled and…

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‘I’m glad to be back home’

By Eddie Chikamhi Tonderai Ndiraya says he is pleased to be back home and has promised to give it his best shot to put smiles back on the fans of troubled giants Dynamos. REUNION TIME . . . Dynamos chairman Isiah Mupfurutsa (left) announces the appointment of Tonderai Ndiraya (right) as head coach of the Glamour Boys at a media conference in Harare yesterday The coach, who left Dynamos under a cloud three years ago, was unveiled as the Glamour Boys substantive gaffer yesterday with a special mandate to lift the…

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Man Utd v Man City: Pep Guardiola surprised by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comments

By Simon Stone |BBC Sport| Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is amazed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pre-derby warning to his Manchester United players that they should be ready to be kicked at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Manchester United rank seventh among Premier League teams that have committed the most fouls in the opposition half this season so far – Manchester City are 15th On Tuesday morning Solskjaer said: “There will be fouls. They will snap at your ankles and heels and kick you.” “Did he say that? With 65% or…

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Man Utd v Man City: Pep Guardiola surprised by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comments

By Simon Stone |BBC Sport| Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is amazed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pre-derby warning to his Manchester United players that they should be ready to be kicked at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Manchester United rank seventh among Premier League teams that have committed the most fouls in the opposition half this season so far – Manchester City are 15th On Tuesday morning Solskjaer said: “There will be fouls. They will snap at your ankles and heels and kick you.” “Did he say that? With 65% or…

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Anthony Joshua: Luis Ortiz will not replace Jarrell Miller as next opponent

On Apr 24, 2019 8,977 0 Luis Ortiz will not replace Jarrell Miller as world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s opponent on 1 June, the Cuban’s promoter has said. Ortiz lost to WBC champion Deontay Wilder in 2018 Joshua was due to fight Miller at New York’s Madison Square Garden – the British fighter’s US debut. But Miller was denied a licence after an “adverse finding” from a sample taken on 20 March. King Kong Boxing accused Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn of using Ortiz, 40, as a “gimmick”. Related Articles “We…

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Statistics would’ve knocked MaBlanyo out of the job

By Robson Sharuko There is a myth that Lloyd Chigowe scripted a successful story when he was plucked from obscurity to shepherd Dynamos’ battle to try and avoid relegation from the Premiership last season. Dynamos coach Lloyd Chigowe (left) It was the Glamour Boys’ survival at the end of last year, which somehow convinced the club’s leadership to hand Chigowe a three-year contract as the substantive coach of the team. However, a run of just one win in their first four games, and three successive losses, have forced the club’s…

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