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What’s in City Press Sport: Confusion reigns over Bafana assistant coach; Team SA urged to get Covid jab

2021-05-16 08:45:00 AM

What’s in City Press Sport: Confusion reigns over Bafana assistant coach; Team SA urged to get Covid jab

What’s in City Press Sport: Confusion reigns over Bafana assistant coach; Team SA urged to get Covid jab

It is often said that a moment that’s gone forever is impossible to reproduce. It is for this reason that some things need to be witnessed in person or captured live, for memory’s sake. That three South African clubs are involved in the last eight of the CAF interclub competitions is one of those moments. The protracted negotiations over broadcast rights between CAF and French company Lagardère Sports and Entertainment are depriving us of watching good football.

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Hanging judge: Should games be paused to allow Muslim players to break their fast?Football is the most popular sport on the planet. In an organisation of 211 members of the Fifa community, the sport is followed by many millions of people across the world. Those millions are people from diverse ethnic, cultural and religious communities. We’ve had the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané of Liverpool, both committed Muslims, as well as Paul Pogba of Manchester United. How do these players, and many more like them, fare during the month of Ramadan?

Side entry: Application of tackle law is becoming an easy way to draw yellow cardsLast year, when going through the many things that make Cheslin Kolbe a sensational rugby player, Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber touched on a little regarded aspect of the wee magician’s play – defence. For a man with negligible dimensions of 1.71m and 80kg, Kolbe puts his elbows out as much as anyone in defence. In explaining it, Nienaber said he put a significant amount of that down to something he called level change. Watching the opening two rounds of the South African version of the Rainbow Cup – and the mounting count of tackle-related yellow cards – one couldn’t help but think the poor blighters who have had to spend what appears to be needless time in the sin bin could use some of Kolbe’s level change round about now. headtopics.com

STORIESConfusion reigns over a local person set to be Bafana assistant coachIn another twist in the Bafana Bafana coach debacle, former head coach Molefi Ntseki could return as an assistant to his successor Hugo Broos, barely a week after he agreed on a settlement with Safa following his sacking in March. But the Belgian might have jumped the gun by revealing the identity of his second assistant.

Referees change game planSafa is leaving no stone unturned regarding any attempts to corrupt match officials during the crunch stage of the season. The association said that, from now onwards, the identity of assigned match officials would only be revealed an hour before matches.

Pirates coach ‘JZ’ breathes a sigh of reliefOrlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has breathed a sigh of relief after it was confirmed that goalkeeper Richard Ofori had recovered from his injury and was ready to play. Initially, Pirates were facing a goalkeeping crisis which had Zinnbauer in a pickle, with Wayne Sandilands the only experienced goalie available for selection.

The year of KwaZulu-Natal clubsA common factor this season in the DStv Premiership and the GladAfrica Championship is the rise of clubs from KwaZulu-Natal.AmaZulu and Golden Arrows have been offering any resistance they can to Mamelodi Sundowns’ charge towards an unprecedented 11th league title. headtopics.com

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