1. "Killer" Mphela Flies to Celtic for 5-Day Trial While Musona Deal "Is Still On"

    Want-away Mamelodi Sundowns striker Katlego “Killer” Mphela will fly to Scotland tonight for a five-day trial with Glasgow giants Celtic...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about 3 years ago 1,922 reads 5 comments

  2. Brad Friedel Wishes Nelson Mandela Happy Birthday as Spurs Prepare for Pirates

    Brad Friedel , the ageless American goalkeeper, wished Nelson Mandela a very happy 93rd birthday yesterday before engaging in the usual prematch verbals in the build-up to tonight’s ...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about 3 years ago 580 reads 8 comments

  3. Spurs No. 1 Heurelho Gomes Eager for Third Successive Summer in Africa

    Tottenham’s Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is heading to South Africa for a third successive summer, insisting on the club's home website: “Playing against ...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about 3 years ago 192 reads 0 comments

  4. Don't Worry, Blatter Will Deal with Match-Fixing—After Princess Charlene's Do

    YOU know football’s in trouble when FIFA president Sepp Blatter starts jumping up and down and threatening to call Interpol...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about 3 years ago 744 reads 1 comments

  5. Spurs' Bongani Khumalo Could Get Champions League Football—with Rangers!

    Bongani Khumalo may be set to play Champions League football next season—for Scottish champions Rangers. The BBC announced today that South African central defender Khumalo, 24, signed from SuperSports United by the Spurs for £1...

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  6. Match Fixing: Another Nation Threatened by Corruption and a Dodgy Referee

    Ibrahim Chaibou. Not a name you might instantly recognise, but one worth remembering as the latest round of FIFA match-fixing allegations rocks football...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about 3 years ago 525 reads 0 comments

  7. Arsenal Will Sell Fabregas but Will Wenger Spend the Cash? Erm... No!

    Sir Chips Keswick and Lord Harris of Peckham. Oh, and American “sports tycoon” Stan Kroenke, South African-born chief executive Ivan Gazidis, a very old double-barrelled Etonian chairman Peter Hill-Wood and his right-handman Ken Friar...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about 3 years ago 2,982 reads 30 comments

  8. The Lost Legacy Fund: FIFA Still Owe South Africa R550m After Record World Cup

    One year after the World Cup’s big kickoff at Soccer City, South Africans are still waiting for any sign of the £50million (R550million) promised by FIFA’s 2010 Legacy Programme...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about 3 years ago 1,022 reads 1 comments

  9. A Year on from WC2010, Has the Rainbow Nation Lost It's Pot of Gold?

    We’re nearly a year on from the World Cup in South Africa. Africa’s finest. Africa’s first. On Saturday it will be the first anniversary of Spain’s first ever global conquest at Soccer City over the Dutch cloggers...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about 3 years ago 605 reads 2 comments

  10. Football's Re-Elected Emperor Has Clothes... but No Moral Fibre

    Plain sailing resumes in the Sepp Blatter FIFAdom. Just about all of Zurich’s 208 representatives, three of them suspended, gathered to ease their president through stormy seas and on to a serene fourth term...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about 3 years ago 239 reads 26 comments

  11. FIFA's Sepp Blatter Is Superman, So Hand Me the Krypton...Fast

    “ Sepp Blatter is Superman.” That’s what some bloke called (deep breath) Liutauras Varanavicius told England's Daily Telegraph as he arrived in Zurich for Wednesday's FIFA presidency vote...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about 3 years ago 155 reads 0 comments

  12. FIFA Corrupt? We Knew That Six Months Ago!

    At 16:43 Greenwich Mean Time on December 2, when Qatar were granted the 2022 World Cup, Sepp Blatter’s FIFA were exposed as corrupt...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about 3 years ago 1,051 reads 14 comments

  13. Is Football Fair: Match-Fixer Was Working Within a Mile of Wembley Stadium

    Individuals from SIX national football associations are being investigated after a convicted match-fixer was found operating from a base near Wembley Stadium...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about over 3 years ago 325 reads 0 comments

  14. Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo Must Go

    Real Madrid must surely begin the long farewell to coach Jose Mourinho and star man Cristiano Ronaldo —the world’s most expensive player—after their Champions League semi-final defeat to arch-rivals Barcelona...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about over 3 years ago 2,426 reads 56 comments

  15. Bongani Khumalo Does a Beckham and Heads to Preston

    Bongani Khumalo is due to make his English League debut for rock-bottom Championship club Preston North End against Swansea at Deepdale on Saturday after finally accepting a Beckham-esque loan deal on his road to stardom...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about over 3 years ago 928 reads 8 comments

  16. Super Show for Twickenham, Pharoahs Knocked off Their Pyramid. Incredible

    Stuart Barnes, the often cynical former England fly-half and Sky rugby analyst could hardly believe what he was seeing...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about over 3 years ago 483 reads 0 comments

  17. Egypt 'Will Come Good' As South Africa Prepares for Game of the Year

    Hassan Shehata, the semi-mythical coach of Egypt, insists his three-time winners of the African Cup of Nations “will come good” when they play South Africa at Ellis Park on Saturday...

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  18. The Laureus Sports Awards: Plastic Fantastic or Camel-Infested Conundrum?

    Ah, the Laureus Sports Awards. Big event for us in Abu Dhabi, or so I am assured. Looked that way this morning. There we were, out on the lawns of the magnificent Emirates Palace Hotel, surrounded by autumnal stars and mid-winter sunshine...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about over 3 years ago 426 reads 2 comments

  19. Benni McCarthy Scores for QPR, but Will They Take Him Off West Ham's Hands?

    Benni McCarthy’s canny knack of scoring goals may have secured a loan move to Championship leaders Queens Park Rangers this week...

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  20. Come in No. 40: Steven Pienaar Confirms His Move to Spurs Personally

    Steven Pienaar is all set to play for new club Tottenham against Newcastle on Saturday — and will wear No. 40 on the famous white jersey at St James’s Park...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about over 3 years ago 482 reads 16 comments

  21. Steven Pienaar Nearly Ready To Earn His Spurs As Everton Move To Reassure Fans

    The long-running saga that has finally taken Steven Pienaar from Everton to Tottenham Hotspur is not yet over, and the Goodison Park faithful are already being assured: “He’s replaceable...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about over 3 years ago 789 reads 2 comments

  22. Transfer Special: Chelsea Swoop As Tottenham Admit Pienaar Is Looking Blue

    Steve Pienaar will sign for Chelsea today after Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admitted he can’t match the Blues’ £3m bid for the unsettled Everton midfielder...

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  23. Everton's Steven Pienaar Agrees Terms With Spurs As Chelsea Lurk

    The South African dream team is falling in to place at Tottenham Hotspur following the news that Steven Pienaar has “agreed in principle” to move to White Hart Lane from Everton ...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about over 3 years ago 1,057 reads 4 comments

  24. David Pleat's Advice to Bongani Khumalo, and the Man's Own First Impressions

    David Pleat, the 65-year-old footballing icon responsible for taking Bongani Khumalo from Supersports United to Tottenham Hotspur this month, has a word of warning for South Africa’s latest export...

    Neal Collins Written by Neal Collins about over 3 years ago 960 reads 7 comments

  25. The Picture That Proves Ryan Babel Is a Twit: Can You Blame Him?

    There's nothing quite like the FA Cup: historical, timeless. And there's nothing quite like Twitter: hysterical, timely. For Ryan Babel , a combination of these two great social forces has served to create quite a stir this weekend...

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