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Skewed priorities on the road to 2018 for African soccer

Africa has to swiftly whittle down the number of competitors from 54 nations to 20 in the space of two months.

Tinkler’s mercurial Pirates face turbulent, tiring month

After they unexpectedly humbled Amakhosi last week, the return match and the African Confederation Cup final await the Buccaneers.

Derby hype could just play out

Most derbies have been snore fests, but this Saturday has the potential to break the mould and finally deliver the kind of excitement the crowds seek.

Pirates could outwit crafty Cairo giants

If Bucs play with attacking flair in Egypt on Sunday they could beat Al-Ahli.

MTN8 an appetiser for bigger duels to come

For Ajax Cape Town R8-million will be a huge boost, and an affirmation of their low-key transfer policy and promotion from their youth ranks.

Small-fry Mauritania could roast beefed-up Bafana

On paper, Mashaba's men should win but this is a tie fraught with potential pitfalls, not least those of South Africa's own making.

Adventurous Pirates show local teams way forward

Pirates' attitude sits as a large anomaly where other Premier Soccer League (PSL) teams should regularly be in the line for honours.

Devastating Chiefs not without challengers

The team offer their opponents much more midfield space, a chance to dominate them in the centre of the field and a defence that has looked rickety.

Big five are the major drawcard

The PSL clubs with the deepest pockets promise to be the stars but history is a lesson in caution.

PSL: Head bashing and horse trading

The PSL transfer window opens next week and some clubs will be looking abroad for new players.

Homeboy kicks off new Chiefs era

After two decades of using expat coaches, Amakhosi have finally opted for a local. Can Komphela deliver?

Another heartbreak for Banyana

The upcoming World Cup is the latest chapter in a narrative of disappointment for SA's women.

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