President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday that an under-17 soccer tournament hosted by the Jacob Zuma Foundation and which he would participate in would keep the youth disciplined and engaged in healthy activity.

"The idea behind this event is to keep the youth, especially in rural areas engaged in healthy activity while at the same time unearthing the great talent that is hidden in these areas," Zuma said in a statement.

"I am a firm believer in the role of sport in keeping


ORLANDO Pirates supporters are bad losers and bullies.

This was the opinion of many unhappy Kaizer Chiefs fans after the country's biggest soccer derby, which Amakhosi won 2-0 at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Chiefs fans complained to our News Crew that Bucs supporters became violent and started attacking Amakhosi fans.
A Chiefs supporter had to be taken away on a stretcher by paramedics after allegedly being thrown down some steps.
Pirates spokesman

The Orlando Pirates Head Coach Vladimir Vermezovic has today submitted his resignation from the club.

VV provided the club with a thirty day notice period as required by labour law in South Africa. Orlando Pirates has accepted VV’s resignation. VV stated in his letter that he is prepared to furnish the reasons for his sudden resignation to the Orlando Pirates Football Club Chairman, Dr. Irvin Khoza.

Dr. Khoza said, "We have accepted VV’s resignation. The stability of the team

THE danger with making allegations about people who have died is that they cannot defend themselves. But the latest allegations about the late Senzo Meyiwa cannot be ignored because of their seriousness.

It has been claimed that Meyiwa, buried on November 1, aged 27, was actually 30. The evidence cited is the tombstone of his late twin-brother, that gave their birth year as 1984. The tombstone has reportedly been removed from the graveyard, supposedly to hide this anomaly.

PEOPLE in the world of sport learnt with shock about the death of Linda Dlamini (30) in a car crash.
The talented former SA hockey player, pharmaceutical saleswoman and presenter at SABC Sport and Radio 2000 died on Saturday after sustaining internal injuries.
Her friend Thandeka Ndlovu said she is not coping with Linda's death.
"Linda was at my house before the accident happened. We had no way of knowing what was to come. I went to see her in hospital

Neither Safa nor the home club of slain Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa were able to provide clarity on a report that he had lied about his age.

The Sunday Sun reported that the tombstone of Meyiwa's twin and his school register, proved that Meyiwa was in fact 30 and not 27 as he had presented himself.

According to the newspaper a tombstone belonging to Meyiwa's twin, Siya, who died in 1993, was removed by his father, Sam, on the day, Meyiwa was buried.


Former SAFA Referee, Clifford Malgas, was sentenced to four years behind bars after he was convicted on two counts of corruption and perjury related to his role in attempted match fixing during the 2011 SAFA Second Division play-offs in Cape Town.

The Belville Commercial Crimes Court on Friday sentenced Malgas to two years for corruption and two more years for perjury and none of the sentences were suspended, meaning he serve four yours behind bars.

The former SAFA referee had


SWAZILAND based Zimbabwean goalkeeper Ndodana Sibanda is reportedly being monitored by Orlando Pirates who see him as a potential replacement for the late Senzo Meyiwa.

The Bafana Bafana captain was murdered on 26 October during a botched robbery.

Orlando Pirates scouts were in Swaziland on Sunday to assess Ndodana of Moneni Pirates and Wanderers' goalkeeper Sandile Ginindza.

The two top goalkeepers in Swaziland's top flight league were monitored when their teams played

YET another Bafana Bafana player has become a victim at the hands of gun-toting thugs who cleaned out his house.

Bidvest Wits captain Sibusiso Vilakazi's home in Orlando East, Soweto, was robbed by criminals who held his parents at gunpoint.

Vilakazi, a workaholic midfielder whose skills earned him the PSL Player of the Year award last season, is still in shock after the men broke into his parents' home and pointed firearms at his parents, demanding to know his whereabouts

Hundreds took to Facebook to voice their displeasure over Safa considering hosting the Afcon tournament next year.

Since Safa announced that it was yet to take a decision over hosting the Afcon tournament yesterday, Facebook users have expressed their opinions on the possibility of South Africa taking up the event.

The majority felt that the prestigious soccer cup  could compromise the safety and health of local citizens. Fears were raised over the risk of Ebola


LEBOGANG Morula and his new wife, Mmabatho Motsepe, had to cut short their honeymoon . . . because the former Bafana Bafana and Jomo Cosmos star is behind bars!

He was arrested after being caught allegedly driving a white Nissan NP200 bakkie stolen from the Nissan factory in Rosslyn outside Pretoria. He was also linked to a house robbery in Moiletswane Village, North West.
At the time of his arrest Morula was travelling on the main road in zone 4, GaRankuwa, about two


A Cape football boss has been banned from the game for life after being found guilty of sexual harassment – but he claims it is a scam to oust him through "dirty Safa politics".

Vernon Seymour, a prominent football personality and vice-president of the SA Football Association (Safa) Cape Town, has been handed a life ban from football by Safa's internal arbitrator after he was accused of sexually harassing a female intern at Safa offices in November last year.

Seymour's boss


ORLANDO Pirates Captain Siyabonga Sangweni escaped death on Sunday. He was involved in a car accident on Columbine Road near Southgate Mall, south of Joburg.

While the defender was unharmed, his white BMW 3 Series was written off. Club spokesman Mickey Modisane said the terrible accident happened as Sangweni was moving out of the way of an emergency vehicle.

"As a club, we have tried different ways to ensure our players are always safe on the roads. We do a course through

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he has talked to specialists about his behaviour and insists there will be no further biting incidents.

Suarez is serving a four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup – his third biting offence.

"I say to fans, don't worry, because I won't do that anymore. I spoke to my psychologist and he said I had to face it and say sorry. I did – now I would rather focus on the present, which is Barcelona," he promised.


A bullish SABC is going to war over the rights to broadcast national soccer team's matches live. SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng held a meeting with the SA Football Association yesterday at which Bafana Bafana TV rights were discussed.

It was reported on Sunday that Safa had sold the rights to newcomer Siyaya TV.

After the meeting, Motsoeneng alleged on Metro FM that Safa had denied all the comments attributed to its spokesman, Dominic Chimhavi, and to its CEO

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