Usain Bolt was in the best form of his life on Friday morning, October 12, scoring two goals for Central Coast Mariners on his debut trial match against Macarthur South West United. The 32-year-old is looking for a contract.
When one considers the relatively short careers players have and the vast sums of money some retire with, it stands to reason that many of them would opt to invest in a football club as a business. Drogba, Beckham, to name a few.
The average weekly wage for a footballer in the English Premier League was approximately £50,000 based on a 2017 study. However, that pales in comparison to what these 5 mega-stars earn. Number 5 starts with a massive £400,000.
The veteran midfielder spoke at the launch of his biography, ‘The Curse of Teko Modise’. Modise explained, "I remember my Bafana Bafana team-mates saying at the time asking what I was doing still playing local football.”
McCarthy feels Nodada possesses all the qualities required to make a successful switch to European football. With such rave reviews, it’s fairly obvious why Nodada was named the club’s Player of the season last term.
Giovanni Solinas has pledged urgency and focus ahead of Kaizer Chiefs’ encounter against Black Leopards. IOL reported that Solinas will not be taking Leopards lightly at all. Their last encounter saw Leopards causing a huge upset.
Former Polokwane City defender, Thabiso Semenya, has signed for Baroka FC recently. Semenya had trials with a few other clubs but chose Baroka FC. The club confirmed the signing of Davies Nkausu from Zambia. as well.
The average goals per game amount to only 1,87 with Bidvest Wits the best of a low-scoring bunch. A damning stat is that 50% of PSL clubs have an average of less than a goal per game. A number of factors should be considered.
From the Brazilians to Brighton to Belgium – Percy Tau is taking it all in his stride. His critics have questioned the loan spell at Belgium team, Royale-Union Saint-Gilloise, as it now means 2nd-tier football.
: Delron Buckley feels Siphiwe Tshabalala needs to hit the ground running to avoid the Turkish fans turning on him. Buckley represented Bafana Bafana and had successful spells at various European clubs, including in Germany.
Bafana Bafana have lined up a friendly against Supersport United on Wednesday. The contest will serve as a training exercise with certain tactical requests from coach, Stuart Baxter. Baxter has to contend with a few injuries too.
Poor PSL officiating and assault charges make Pito Mosimane fume. The Brazilians coach received a disciplinary charge from the PSL after a scuffle between himself and a security guard. They also suffered from dubious decisions.
The Kaizer Chiefs boss values 32-year-old Willard Katsande but realizes the importance of having a plan B too. The coach is similarly managing the workload of Absa premiership player of the month, Khama Billiat.
Mamelodi Sundowns are scouting Brazilian Nathan Junior. The youngster is having his trial at Chloorkop currently. Junior could join 3 other South Americans at the Brazilians following Ricardo Nascimento, Gaston Sirino and Jose Ali
Orlando Pirates keeper, Jackson Mabokgwane, looking to remain as number one. The 30-year-old only made his maiden appearance of the season over the weekend. The Buccaneers were held to a 1-1 draw against Amazulu on Saturday.
Baroka FC have confirmed the signing of a new striker. Sources close to the club confirm the player is Lusaka Dynamos' forward, Chris Mugalu. Zesco United’s Lazarous Kambole was previously linked with Baroka as well.
Mamelodi Sundowns have been linked with Danish coach, Jesper Fredberg. Fredberg reportedly in Ethiopia currently but set for meeting with the Brazilians. It is yet to be confirmed if Fredberg is being considered as head coach.
Kamohelo Mokotjo is optimistic that Bafana Bafana coach, Stuart Baxter, is noting his club form. The Brentford midfielder has been in impressive form and produced a man of the match display over the weekend against Leeds.
Giovanni Solinas shares the challenge he faces to select the best starting 11. Polokwane City beat the Glamour Boys 1-0 in Durban. The coach feels the high quality and work ethic within the squad causes a selection headache.
Maritzburg United and Cape Town City play out to goalless draw. Citizens now winless in 7. United and City lie 13th and 14th in the table respectively and perhaps the log position is an indication of the quality the 2 teams lack
Benni McCarthy doesn’t pull any punches and vows honest and direct approach with players. It seems McCarthy will now be entrusting the same team that triumphed in the MTN8 against Supersport United on Saturday.
Khama Billiat recently won the player of the month award but not ready for Europe. The Amakhosi forward scored twice and provided 2 assists in September. Billiat credits the team for his success and says he still needs to grow