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The Hosting Game

The Hosting Game

🕔20:05, 17.Dec 2018

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (December 16th 2018) The conspiracy theorists were half right. Ever since Ahmad Ahmad ousted Issa Hayatou last year and the new CAF President organised a symposium in Morocco to plan the direction African football

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Football and Politics (Part One)

Football and Politics (Part One)

🕔19:37, 17.Dec 2018

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (December 17th 2018) Politics and football don’t mix. It’s often repeated, but it’s a false mantra. Politics is never far from sport. There was a war over a football match between El Salvador and

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Controversial Draw leaves Bafana Bafana with Hill to Climb

Controversial Draw leaves Bafana Bafana with Hill to Climb

🕔09:01, 16.Dec 2018

By Satish Sekar at the FNB Stadium, Soweto © Satish Sekar (November 17th 2018) Since the banishment of Kenyan referee Aden Marwa from football for corruption, Gambia’s Bakary Gassama is reputed to be one of if not Africa’s best official.

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The Times are Changing, but Things Remain the Same

The Times are Changing, but Things Remain the Same

🕔10:28, 11.Dec 2018

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (December 11th 2018) Almost seven years ago I interviewed Zambia’s then Sports Minister, Chishimba Kambwili. He and Zambian football were on the rise then. Kambwili made pledges about the Gabon Plane Crash, claiming that

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Zimbabwe Dramatically Deny Chipolopolo Revenge

Zimbabwe Dramatically Deny Chipolopolo Revenge

🕔03:10, 11.Dec 2018

By Satish Sekar in Polokwane © Satish Sekar (June 9th 2010) Zimbabwe, just seconds away from defeat, took advantage of Ronald Kampamba’s shocking miss to dash upfield to grab a 93rd minute equaliser that forced extra time. Khama Billiat’s brace

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Likuena Seize Third Place

Likuena Seize Third Place

🕔19:01, 10.Dec 2018

By Satish Sekar in Polokwane © Satish Sekar (June 8th 2018) Moses Maliehe’s decision to rest his team’s only scorer, Sera Motebang, paid off as his replacement Masoabi Nkoto scored the only goal of the 3rd/4th play-off. The Likuena took

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Bafana Bafana Win Consolation Prize

Bafana Bafana Win Consolation Prize

🕔22:37, 22.Nov 2018

By Satish Sekar in Polokwane © Satish Sekar (June 8th 2018) Stuart Baxter’s young Bafana Bafana delivered on his promise to take the COSAFA Plate seriously with a 3-0 win over the Zebras. His opposite number Major David Bright highlighted

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Chigova Stars Again

Chigova Stars Again

🕔21:18, 21.Nov 2018

By Satish Sekar in Polokwane © Satish Sekar (June 6th 2018) There are few barriers in African football sturdier than Polokwane’s redoubtable keeper George Chigova. For the second time in this competition Chigova’s penalty saving heroics stole the show. A

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Chipolopolo Reach Final as Toky sees Red

Chipolopolo Reach Final as Toky sees Red

🕔21:07, 21.Nov 2018

By Satish Sekar in Polokwane © Satish Sekar (June 6th 2018) Rash The late-blooming Lazarous Kambole’s strike after 39 minutes proved the difference as Zambia beat a spirited Madagascar 1-0 to guarantee at least matching last year’s second place. Five

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Zebras Pierce King’s Shield

Zebras Pierce King’s Shield

🕔20:59, 21.Nov 2018

Major David Bright’s Setswana Dipitse (The Zebras) produced a sterling display to see off Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) 2-0 in their COSAFA Plate semi-final. The Sihlangu Semnikati (King’s Shield) was pierced twice by determined Zebras, Onkabetse Makgantai after just

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