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Carlos Amato

Carlos Amato

    Mighty Phil Masinga’s final whistle
    Mighty Phil Masinga’s final whistle
    It's no surprise that it was Jomo Sono who found him, some time in the late 1980s. As a player, Sono was a supreme artist, but as a supreme talent...
    Mbappé and the City of the Fight
    Mbappé and the City of the Fight
    Kylian Mbappé could say “Paris, c’est moi” (Paris is me) and get away with it. Because he kind of is Paris. Mbappé was born and raised on...
    Uncaptured: The money problem and the journalists who have 'stopped looking'
    Uncaptured: The money problem and the journalists who have 'stopped looking'
    Investigative journalists helped pull South Africa back from a precipice by exposing the depth of state capture. But they are now staring into...
    Uncaptured: Newsroom weaknesses and the trap of false narratives
    Uncaptured: Newsroom weaknesses and the trap of false narratives
    Investigative journalists helped pull South Africa back from a precipice by exposing the depth of state capture. But they are now staring into...
    Uncaptured: Journalistic ethics in the era of diversionary retaliation
    Uncaptured: Journalistic ethics in the era of diversionary retaliation
    Investigative journalists helped pull South Africa back from a precipice by exposing the depth of state capture. But they are now staring into...
    Uncaptured: How it all began
    Uncaptured: How it all began
    Investigative journalists helped pull South Africa back from a precipice by exposing the depth of state capture. But they are now staring into...
    No gain without pain, says Cyril’s capitalist comrade
    No gain without pain, says Cyril’s capitalist comrade
    Colin Coleman doesn’t recommend radical measures to jolt South Africa out of recession. That’s not surprising.
    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...