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  • DiskiFan 15:09 on July 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Man United defeat Amazulu 

    It was a closely contested affair but the English Premiership visitors, Manchester United, who are the most valuable sports team in the world, finished winners against Amazulu.

    Berbatov fed a beautiful pass to Federico Macheda, who beat Tapuwa Kapini in goal. It was not Berbatov’s only moment and he fed well while on the field.

    Sir Alex Ferguson singled out Tsewu Mokoro for particular praise for covering his areas well and a solid showing. Coming from the coach of 19 times English winners and last year’s runners-up, this is high praise indeed.

    Meanwhile, the Swedish coach of Amazulu, Roger Palmgren was thrilled with his side’s performance and rightly so. The local chaps appeared not to be overwhelmed by the occasion and created several opportunities that might have secured a draw on another day.

    All round, an excellent performance to celebrate the 94th birthday of former president Nelson Mandela.

     
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  • DiskiFan 11:48 on July 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    PSL fixtures out this week 

    The waiting will soon be over. The Premier Soccer League intends to release the fixtures for the 2012/2013 season this week according to PSL general manager Derek Blackensee.

    The release of the fixtures has been slightly delayed as some clubs have not yet notified the PSL which stadiums they will use.

    This season kicks off with the MTN8 quarter finals on the weekend of 4/5 August, so it is only two weeks until the fans start seeing some real action on the local scene. The season will take a break during mid-December to allow Bafana Bafana players some preparation time for the African Nations Cup, taking place in South Africa in January.

    The league will resume in mid-February.

     
  • DiskiFan 13:57 on July 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Durban loves Man United 

    Tickets for the big game on Wednesday and the training session have all been sold.

    Some 51 000 fans are expected to watch local side Amazulu take on the mighty English Premiership giants, Manchester United. Kick off will be at 8pm in the Moses Mabhida Stadium and fans of both sides are expected.

    The English side has brought with crowd pleasers like the experienced captain Rio Ferdinand, midfielder Michael Carrick, midfielder Paul Scholes and striker Dimitar Berbatov, as well as some younger talent including strikers Federico Macheda and Javier Hernandez.

    The match will be played in pretty cold weather and those lucky enough to attend should dress warmly. The weather will be of no concern to the Amazulu players however, some of whom hope to catch the eye of talent seekers for Man United. The opportunity to be signed by a top side like Man United will be additional motivation for players, who will be giving their very best effort to sneak a memorable win.

     
  • DiskiFan 13:46 on July 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Banyana in high spirits before Games 

    The South African national women’s soccer side, affectionately known as Banyana Banyana, will be feeling positive after their tour. The side defeated Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 last Thursday before earning some tough experience in a 3-1 loss to Olympic hosts Great Britain on Sunday.

    Coach Joseph Mkhonza says the side will brush up on the lessons learned so far on tour. It is clear that their fighting spirit will be pivotal in the games which start in a week.

    Banyana’s opening match is against Sweden on 25 July and the other sides in Group F are Canada and Japan.

     
  • DiskiFan 13:30 on July 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Amazulu for top four finish 

    The coach of Amazulu insists that talk in the camp is about securing a top eight finish, despite reports to the contrary.

    Last week, the general manager of Amazulu, Peter O’Connor, that the target for the 2012/2013 season was to finish in the top four. He maintained that the pressure was on the Swedish manager Roger Palmgren to deliver.

    Palmgren was quick to point out that nothing in his contract imposes a top four season finish and he insists that they are required to maintain or improve on last season’s result.

    Amazulu face Manchester United at the Moses Mabhida stadium on Wednesday. This game will form the start of the celebrations of the local club’s 80th anniversary.

    Their first MTN8 cup opening game is against Moroka Swallows in early August and despite the Swedish coach pointing to a top eight finish in the premiership, many expect more of the team that has just signed the Liberian international midfielder, Dulee Johnson.

     
  • DiskiFan 13:17 on July 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Carroll moving to Newcastle? 

    Andy Carroll, the expensive Liverpool signing who has not quite covered himself in glory with the Reds, speaks of possible move “home”. Home is Newcastle, apparently.

    An initial move by Newcastle has already been declined by Liverpool but it is expected that a further approach will be made.Despite interest from other sides, including West Ham United and Aston Villa, it seems that Carroll’s first choice would be home.

    Carroll is not feeling the love at Liverpool, having been virtually put into the shop window without having any chance to show the new Reds boss, Brendan Rodgers, what he is made off. The team would almost certainly make a loss on Carroll but no more hugely expensive players are expected at this stage.

    Clint Dempsey (Fulham) and Joe Allen (Swansea) will be sitting close to their telephones, as Rodgers apparently has an eye on them.

     
  • DiskiFan 19:36 on July 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Mngqithi new Chippa coach 

    Chippa United was only founded two years ago and has achieved the huge leap to the Premier League for the coming season. They were promoted after a recent playoff and will, no doubt, be signing big talent in the coming weeks.

    Manqoba Mngqithi has been signed for a one year contract as head coach of the up and coming side. His previous appointments include Golden Arrows and AmaZulu.

    Interestingly, he has been signed to replace Roger Sikhakane – the man who lead the Cape side to promotion. The Chilli Boys have a long road ahead but are gaining more fans on a daily basis.

     
  • DiskiFan 19:29 on July 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Park joins QPR 

    We have told our Twitter followers a while back – watch English premier league side Queens Park Rangers this season! Keen fans will have noticed that QPR is putting together a formidable lineup and we tip them to put in a fighting performance in the upcoming season.

    The latest player to join QPR is Park Ji-Sung from Manchester United. He will have gained valuable understanding and experience while playing under Sir Alex Ferguson. QPR’s manager, himself a former player for Man U, Mark Hughes, believes Park’s transfer is a huge coup for the side he manages.

    Park has won four Premier League titles with Man U and made over 100 international appearances for his home country of South Korea.

    Watch closely for further QPR transfers – this team is going places!

     
  • DiskiFan 19:22 on July 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Roger De Sa leaves Wits 

    After five years with the club, Roger De Sa is moving on from the PSL side. He will be replaced by his assistant, Eric Tinkler, with Ashley Makhanya.

    De Sa lead Wits Football Club to Telkom Knockout Final last season, as well as the Nedbank Cup title in 2010. That was the club’s first domestic trophy in 15 years.

    The reasons for the split have not been disclosed yet, so we will keep you updated…

     
  • DiskiFan 19:06 on July 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Roger De Sa leaves Wits after five years. More to follow…

     
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