Luke Alfred

Foul smell taints amateur football

Safa’s lower tiers are rife with corruption, former Bafana coach Clive Barker says. And it doesn’t help that some refs haven’t been paid for years.

The phoenix of Highlands Park FC rises proudly from the ashes of 1970s nostalgia

As kids, we’d risk itchy bums to watch our heroes in action. A generation later, a once-great club is on the up-and up again, writes Luke Alfred.

A bleak view of the green and gold from the banks of the Orange

The outlook for the Springboks is depressing unless they start thinking differently about the game, writes Luke Alfred.

Cricket SA torpedoes review panel before it starts

The suspicious timing of the announcement shows the CSA is clearly in the game of not taking cricket fans seriously.

Lions rugby fans swell with pride

But the team will have to reinvent itself to stay ahead after thrashing the Blue Bulls at Loftus.

Griezmann finally comes full circle

Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann partners with Paul Pogba next month for France in the European Championships, amid multiple move rumours.

TV has cost sport its cast of characters

There is little room for fun in front of a money-driven lens that demands dull sporting brilliance, writes Luke Alfred.

Why local and little are lekker

The rebellion against gigabucks and megastadiums has begun.

New Sharks star’s underdog fairytale

In a weekend of Super Rugby gloom, a sparkling newcomer offered a ray of light.

Transformation: Sports farce in land of pantomime

Transformation isn’t just a sporting issue; it’s a social, cultural and historical one – something the minister has failed to grasp.

Lebogang Shange’s fast walk to fame

After a breakthrough season the orphan from Orange Farm will be heading to the Rio Olympics.

SA athletics high on speed

It could be the country’s great athletics year, with the inexplicable, sudden appearance of a crop of incredibly fast sprinters.

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