“It was a disappointment because I would have loved to have been there. But that’s how life is – you’ve got to pick yourself up and go from there.” marc_strydom
Neil Tovey has said that he “certainly would not have scored two own goals in one game” had he been selected for Bafana Bafana at the 1998 World Cup.
Tovey was also not chosen for France 1998 by new coach Philippe Troussier.
“I was 36 at the time. And I still maintain I was as fit as anyone in our team.
“It was a disappointment because I would have loved to have been there. But that’s how life is – you’ve got to pick yourself up and go from there.”Read more: Sowetan LIVE
APARTHEID MURDERS: Did details of Neil Aggett’s ‘suicide’ die with apartheid security policeman Steve Whitehead?In 1982, anti-apartheid doctor and trade unionist Neil Aggett was ‘found’ dead in his cell while detained under security laws at the notorious John Vorster Square police HQ in Joburg. An inquest ruled his death ‘suicide’. Now his torturer is dead, and 37 years later his sister is still searching for answers.
Business Maverick: World Economy Rebound Thrown Into Doubt by Escalating Trade WarThe escalating U.S.-China trade war is threatening to upend the global economy’s much-anticipated rebound and could even throw its decade-long expansion into doubt if the conflict spirals out of control.
OPINIONISTA: On World No Tobacco Day, the WHO should promote vapingThe World Health Organisation has adopted a hardline authoritarian stance on tobacco that threatens to do more harm than good. It should promote vaping, instead of recommending prohibiting or restricting its sales.
‘If we don’t rehabilitate reason, we will not be able to fix our broken world’'I owe a huge debt of gratitude to South Africa. At times I have been deeply frustrated by its provincialism, its small-mindedness, its hostility and shame in relation to blacks from elsewhere;the pipe dream it still nurtures of not being part of Africa.' A time to pause, reflect and time for rigorous intorogation of socio economic landscape We seem to be holding a wrong lever to direct us to the right and speedy solution.
Banyana and Proteas on track for World CupsBanyana Banyana and the Proteas netball squad are almost halfway through preparations for their respective World Cups. Daniel Mothowagae keeps track on developments around the two national championship teams.
Keep your garden buzzing this World Bee DayA 450g jar of pure, raw honey takes 60,000 bees travelling nearly 90,000 km and visiting more than 2 million flowers.
Gift of the Givers 'not paying too much attention' to new video of abducted SA photographerGift of the Givers said on Tuesday it is aware of a new video showing SA photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed pleading to be rescued from his captors.
First blood for USA at action-packed World RelaysThe United States threw down a marker on a dramatic opening night at the World Relays, capturing historic gold medals.
UN chief says world 'not on track' with climate changeIn a strong message for action on climate change, Guterres said international political resolve was fading and it was the small island nations that were 'really in the front line' and would suffer most.
UN chief says world 'not on track' with global warming targetsUN secretary-general Antonio Guterres launched a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand Sunday, warning the world was 'not on track' to limiting global temperature rises.
SA's world draughts champion struggles to make ends meetLubabalo Kondlo is the world champion at the game of draughts - and he's on a mission to develop and spread the game in South Africa.