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Pirates celebrate 70th birthday in fine style

Orlando Pirates celebrated their 70th birthday in style when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 in an Absa Premiership match at the Johannesburg Stadium on Wednesday evening. Bennet Chenene headed in from close range in the ninth minute and Bucs lead doubled two minutes later when Excellent Walaza also headed in.

Motaung: ‘Amakhosi need to go full throttle’

After Kaizer Chiefs lost 1-0 to Thanda Royal Zulu on Wednesday evening their chairperson Kaizer Motaung voiced his displeasure on the club's website. ''Clearly the technical team has become more defensive by playing a lone striker system that also has no supplier or some innovation in penetration,'' Motaung said.

R10m beckons for PSL winners

The winners of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) will get a colossal R10-million first prize. This was announced by league sponsor Absa at the Carlton Centre on Thursday. Just more than R29-million will be shared by the 16 PSL clubs at the end of the season.

Young SA soccer stars down the Danes

South Africa's national Under-23 soccer team beat their Danish counterparts 2-0 at a packed Caledonian Stadium in Pretoria on Saturday. A much-improved performance by Steve Komphela's side saw the hosts comfortably win the second game of this two-match international friendly series.

Igesund puts boot into Bafana

After watching Bafana Bafana lose 3-1 to Tunisia in the Africa Cup of Nations group stage game on Sunday night, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Gordon Igesund says certain players are not being used in their best positions. ''I believe that a team has to be built around the strengths of its players,'' he said.

AmaZulu deny Pirates in drab encounter

AmaZulu beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 in a drab Absa Premiership encounter at the packed Princess Magogo Stadium in Durban on Sunday. AmaZulu striker Dumisani Ngwenya scored the only goal of the game to send his team into the top half of the table.

Cosmos stuck at the bottom of the log

Jomo Cosmos showed why they are at the bottom of the Absa Premiership table with another insipid performance against Thanda Royal Zulu at the Ackerville Stadium in Witbank on Saturday. The hosts, who lost 2-1, will remain at the bottom of the log until the season kicks off in February.

Chief escape with a draw against Leopards

Kaizer Chiefs were held to a 1-1 draw by the Black Leopards in an Absa Premiership match at the Loftus Stadium on Saturday night. This was Chiefs' ninth draw from 15 league games and the Soweto giants are now 10th on the log while Leopards are in 15th place with 14 points.

Pirates draw with Stars

Orlando Pirates had their work cut out for them against the Free State Stars in front of a crowd of 15 000 at the Johannesburg Stadium on Saturday. Ralf Matema netted in the 10th minute for the hosts, but his early strike was cancelled by Prince Olumu three minutes after the break when Bennet Chenene picked Matema out in the box and the Zimbabwean shot home.

Chiefs goalie is Telkom Knockout’s big winner

Kaizer Chiefs's Itumeleng Khune won this year's awards for goalkeeper and player of the Telkom Knockout Cup at a ceremony held at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The 23-year-old not only received the trophies for his outstanding performances, but also a whopping R300 000.

Pirates beat Royals 3-1

In coach Owen da Gama's first game in charge for Orlando Pirates, they lost to Thanda Royal Zulu in a cup game. Da Gama's charges showed their improvement since his arrival by beating the Royals 3-1 in a Premier Soccer League game at Johannesburg Stadium on Sunday.

Khune stars as Chiefs best Sundowns

After a painstaking 120 minutes of meticulous football, Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune emerged the hero as he made three saves in the Telkom Knockout Cup final to give his team another famous cup victory over Mamelodi Sundowns at a packed Loftus Stadium on Saturday night.

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