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Mamelodi Sundowns signed Emilliano Tade from AmaZulu on a permanent deal.

Tade is replacing Toni Silva who left the club during this transfer window.

On other hand, Bonginkosi Ntuli will be now a permanent player for Usuthu instead of a loan deal.

AmaZulu have also replaced Emilliano Tade with Talent Chawapiwa from Baroka on a permanent deal.

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Maritzburg United announced that Team Of Choice have parted ways with Mabhuti Khenyeza.

Both parties mutually agreed to go in separate ways for the best interest of the club.

Vincent Kobola will be the assistant coach of Eric Tinkler.

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Eight ABSA Premiership teams were eliminated in last thirty two round of Nedbank Cup 2019

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Bidvest Wits 4-0 Boyne Tigers, Bidvest Stadium

Haashim Domingo and Simon Murray netted a brace each for Clever Boys.

Polokwane City 1-2 Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium

Edward Manqele netted a brace for TTM. Mohammed Anas was on the score sheet for the host.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Cape Umoya United 2-1 Tshwane University Of Technology, Athlone Stadium

Brandon Theron opened the scoring for the host. Lebogang Radebe levelled matters for TUT. Nathan Paulse netted a winner for the Spirited Ones.

AmaZulu 1-1 HighlandsPark, King Zwelithini Stadium

Emilliano Tade opened the scoring for Usuthu through penalty spot and Ryan Rae levelled matters for the Lions Of The North. Highlands Park won 3-1 on penalties.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Umvoti 1-3 TS Galaxy, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium

Sizwe Mdlinzo, Nation Ndlovu and Njabulo Xulu [OG] netted for the Rockets. Bonginkosi Nyembe was on the score sheet for the host.

Free State Stars 1-2 Richards Bay, Goble Park

Michael Gumede and Siyanda Ngubo netted for Natal Rich Boyz. Sifiso Mbhele was on the score sheet for Ea lla koto.

Chippa United 2-1 Mamelodi Sundowns, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Rhulani Manzini opened the scoring for the host. Phakamani Mahlambi levelled matters for Bafana Ba Style. Frederick Nsabiyumva netted a winner for Chilli Boys.

Black Leopards 1-1 Orlando Pirates, Thohoyandou Stadium

Justin Shonga opened the scoring for Buccaneers and Mwape Musonda levelled matters for Lidoda Duvha. Black Leopards won 5-4 on penalties.

Cape Town City 2-0 SuperSport United, Cape Town Stadium

Thato Mokeke and Thamsanqa Mkhize netted for the Citizens.

Tjakastad Junior Shepherd 0-3 Lamontville Golden Arrows, Mbombela Stadium

Joao Moreira, Nkosinathi Sibisi and Zolani Nkombelo netted for Abafana Besithende.

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Super Eagles 1-2 Bloemfontein Celtic, Goble Park

Neo Maema opened the scoring for the visitors. Motsamai Moloi levelled matters for the host. Mpusana Tani netted a winner Siwelele.

Witbank Spurs 2-2 Maritzburg United, Puma Rugby Stadium

Yannick Zakri netted a brace for Team Of Choice. Joshua Sauls and Khethukuthula Zwane were on the score sheet for Siyavutha. Witbank Spurs won 5-4 on penalties.

MbombelaUnited 2-1 NC Professionals, KaNyamazane Stadium

Felix Badenhorst opened the scoring for the host. George Vaaltyn levelled matters for NC Pro’s. Rethabile Soso netted a winner for Tingwenyama.

Tornado 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs, Sisa Dukashe Stadium

Abongile Twani [OG] netted a winner for the visitors.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Baroka 0-1 Jomo Cosmos, Peter Mokaba Stadium

Inky Masuku netted a winner for Ezenkosi

Maccabi 0-0 Magic FC, Dobsonville Stadium

Magic FC won 5-4 on penalties.

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AmaZulu ended Mamelodi Sundowns twenty eight matches unbeaten run in ABSA Premiership

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Mamelodi Sundowns 0-2 AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Tebogo Langerman [OG] and Ovidy Karuru netted for Usuthu and ended Bafana Ba Style 28 matches unbeaten run.

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Toni Silva wrote an explosive statement on why he left Mamelodi Sundowns. Here are the reasons below :-

“In my football career I have played for many teams, and when I left I have not once (given) any interviews about the team or the players within those teams. It has come to my attention that Pitso (Mosimane) has advised media that ‘things did not work out’ also saying ‘(Themba) Zwane, Gaston (Sirino) and (Lebohang) Maboe never played for Liverpool or Chelsea but they give more’ than (I do). So this is my response: Pitso you are the weakest coach I have ever had in my life.

“You are arrogant and your ego does not help you as you fail to make your players happy, but killing dreams and player’s careers, then turn around and say ‘it didn’t work out’. I was under your management for six months and all we do is the same training until the day I left and you call yourself a good coach? You always say if you play good in one match, you will play the next match, but that’s not true because you have favouritism. You have players that get second chances even if they have bad games and other players who are good don’t even get a chance to play because you are an unfair coach.

“Do not go to the papers and pretend that you are a fair coach just because those people don’t know how you operate, your staff and all the people you work with are afraid to tell you or talk to you because they know what kind of a person you are, but I’m here to tell you because I’m not scared and I believe in the truth.

“Ever since I came to the club you never gave me a chance to play in my original position, which is as a right winger, yet you have a big mouth to tell the papers that ‘things didn’t work out and other players give more’. Don’t forget that there are (the) favourites that you give freedom to, then (there are) others (who) don’t give freedom and chances to.

“Fortunately for me, I will always have space in Europe because I am from there, but I sympathize with the other South African players that you are just destroying their careers and they don’t have (many) options, but you are too fake, Pitso and everyone knows, they are just scared to tell you. That team is so unprofessional, make players pay for their permits (Where have you ever heard of that?).

“As you can see I don’t give a shit about you, that’s why I want the world to know. You made me sign an agreement that I must not return to South Africa within the next five years, and that I cannot play against Sundowns otherwise I will have to pay Sundowns €5m, and yes, I accepted and signed just so that I can leave that team and its unprofessionalism and get back on track in my career without even finishing the one year contract I had with you. I opted to leave early because I know my worth and staying there was just going to destroy my career (as) you do to half of the other talented players in your team.

“You like acting big but please know your limits, you’re just a coach in Africa. There are bigger coaches than you, don’t forget that you’re not international yet. You make us watch five-hour videos before a match, you fight with most of the players, you communicate information late. You are just a coach that can be fired and not the owner of the club, it would help you to learn from international players than to be arrogant.

“Just look at Benni McCarthy, he is doing well because he has international exposure and he values his players, which is something you need to learn because you have talent that is sitting and not playing. You don’t utilise your team to the best because you are blinded by your favouritism, and arrogant to the point where you won’t listen to your own staff and assistant coach.

“You took me from Europe because you saw the quality of player that I am and brought me to South Africa, now you want to say ‘it didn’t work out’? All the leagues I’ve played for are bigger than the one you’re coaching. I decided to leave because I don’t take shit from anyone, when I got there and saw how unprofessional it was I told you I want to leave and you begged me to stay, sending me messages every day saying ‘You were good today in training’, and ‘best winger in the club, one on one’. Now you have the nerve to talk about me? You stopped playing me because I stood up for myself and told you I don’t want to play striker as it’s not my position, so you got frustrated.

“A good coach finds (a) solution and gives his players freedom to perform at their comfort, not this style you have to force people to play positions, they don’t know or are good at and then say ‘it didn’t work out’. You buy players because you don’t want them to compete against you, and destroy the player’s career. Is that being a good coach? A good coach takes on competition and wins with his skills and wants players to grow and develop from where they are to international spheres.

“You have George Lebese in the team, the boy is not playing and everyone knows he is one of the best players in the league, and you can’t even give a reason why, but you say ‘it didn’t work out’. You won’t even let him play elsewhere because you know he would fly high and expose you as the bad couch you are!

“I really feel sorry for the players (who) can’t leave, (who) don’t have options. Pitso, when you mention the people you give chances to, you must also mention the people you don’t give chances to like George Lebese. Have you even given him a chance this season? No, so tell the papers that you fail to make it work, not that ‘it didn’t work’.

“Before I forget I just want to tell you I have been coached by the following: Quique Flores, (Luiz Felipe) Scolari, Lyuboslav Penev, Roy Hodgson, Rafa Benitez, Jose Anigo and Rodolf Borrel (who is the assistant coach of Manchester City, the ex-coach of (Lionel) Messi), then I come to South Africa to be coached by you and you’re quick to speak to the papers but can’t address problems of the team itself.

“Players must worship you to play and can’t be honest with you. Also, you are the only coach I know that makes players and all staff travel economy, while you travel business class which means you are the important one who will play and score and win the three points. That’s why you travel differently. Lastly just so you know if you keep making interviews anything related to me I will also print all things you say of others. Coach Pitso, I wish you all the best for the rest of the season.”

Source : Mmasekepe Matsebane

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Black Leopards signed Thokozani Sekotlong from Mamelodi Sundowns on loan deal until end of the season. The former Free State Stars and Maritzburg United striker has been banging goals lately for Bafana Ba Style reserves side.

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2018 Nedbank Cup champions Free State Stars unveiled two new signings.

Ea lla koto signed Michelle Katsvario and Martin Kizza from Caps United and SC Villa respectively.

Katsvario and Kizza are from Zimbabwe and Uganda respectively.

Both players are replacements of Bangali Keita and Cesaire Gandze who left the club recently.

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SuperSport United signed Mxolisi Macuphu from Bidvest Wits until the end of the season on a a swap deal of Fagrie akay. Clever Boys signed a pre-contract with Fragie Lakay and he was supposed to join ABSA Premiership Log leaders on 1 July 2019. At this moment both players are on loan to both clubs until end of the season.

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