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Carlos Amato

Carlos Amato

    Return of the irrepressible Bra X
    Return of the irrepressible Bra X
    Xolani Gwala is alive and live. The red “mic on” light glows behind his lair in the 702 studio, and his velvety baritone patter adds extra...
    Here’s to the flying chessboards
    Here’s to the flying chessboards
    To?! That’s “What?!” in Croatian. We all knew Croatia could do some damage at this tournament. We knew they had two El Clásico-dwelling...
    Old England is just so yesterday
    Old England is just so yesterday
    When Harry Maguire took a ridiculous dive in Colombia’s box on Tuesday night, the match commentator on SuperSport — I think it was Martin...
    Half the game is lost off the pitch
    Half the game is lost off the pitch
    The champions’ curse is officially a thing. Of the past five World Cup champions, four have fallen at the group stages in the next tournament....
    Winners need a devil in the detail
    Winners need a devil in the detail
    At the World Cup, evil is good. Let’s qualify that: actual violence or depravity is not necessary for a footballer to dominate on the world’s...
    Great expectations of the cartoon world war
    Great expectations of the cartoon world war
    Back in the summer of 2006, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel instructed all Germans to smile at their World Cup guests. So they did, in their...
    Obituary: A leader with backbone
    Obituary: A leader with backbone
    Zola Skweyiya (1942-2018)
    Lose your religion, keep the faith
    Lose your religion, keep the faith
    If you took the ghost of Karl Marx down to Alexandra and showed him the forest of satellite dishes sprouting from shack eaves, he would need to sit...
    The year of competing dangerously
    The year of competing dangerously
    Patriotism does to the brain what sugar does to the belly: it makes it happy and it makes it soft. To invest a slice of your personal pride in your...
    The Tao of the touchline
    The Tao of the touchline
    Who knows what Allister Coetzee has been telling the Boks in his team talks this week. But he could do worse than sing them the chorus of the John...
    Celtic's Larsen out to 'steal' another cup
    Celtic's Larsen out to 'steal' another cup
    In the mayhem of the PSL coaching kennel, the “old dogs” are puppies. Larsen will soon complete his third season in charge at Bloemfontein Celtic — and that makes him the joint longest-serving occupant of any head coach position in the domestic top flight, a title he...
    Celtic's Larsen out to 'steal' another cup
    Celtic's Larsen out to 'steal' another cup
    In the mayhem of the PSL coaching kennel, the "old dogs" are puppies. Clinton Larsen will soon complete his third season in charge at...