Bidvest Wits take over Mamelodi Sundowns’ second place

DOWN TO THIRD PLACE: Mamelodi Sundowns dropped to third place with 37 points on the table while Sibusiso Vilakazi’s 1-0 lead moved Bidvest Wits up to second place with 40 points. Photo: Nqobile Dludla

DOWN TO THIRD PLACE: Mamelodi Sundowns dropped to third place with 37 points on the table while Sibusiso Vilakazi’s 1-0 lead moved Bidvest Wits up to second place with 40 points.                                                       Photo: Nqobile Dludla

A second half victory goal from Sibusiso Vilakazi ended the defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns 15 game unbeaten run in the league at the Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday night.

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The Clever Boys get their own TV show

THE TIME IS NOW: Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt during an interview with local broadcasters ahead of the team’s first leg CAF Confederations Cup clash with the Royal Leopards.    Photo: Nqobile Dludla

THE TIME IS NOW: Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt during an interview with local broadcasters ahead of the team’s first leg CAF Confederations Cup clash with the Royal Leopards. Photo: Nqobile Dludla

Loyal Bidvest Wits fans will now get exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews and news when Bidvest Wits Football Club premiers its own show next month.

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Hunt praises Wits ‘kids’ after CAF debut

PLAYER OF THE FUTURE: Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt praised the performance of Markus Lecki, one of the new signings for the team. Photo: Nqobile Dludla.

PLAYER OF THE FUTURE: Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt praised the performance of Markus Lecki, one of the new signings for the team.                                                                Photo: Nqobile Dludla.

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt was full of praise for his newly signed players after The Clever Boys tamed Swaziland’s Royal Leopards in the CAF Confederations Cup first leg at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday.

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It’s not that I hate Valentine’s Day, I just pretend not to care

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I still remember it like it was just yesterday when I sat down on my three quarter bed in my res room. I had thought to myself “Fudge Nqo! Why do you care so much that he didn’t at least say ‘Happy Valentine’s Day Babe’ or something. After all have you forgotten that you don’t care about this day anyway?”

I sat quietly in my room with the curtains slightly drawn to block the mid morning sun piercing through my window and settling on my study desk just opposite the window.  “One day…..I’ll get my Rose”…….I whispered to myself.

It was not the first time….

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NEDBANK CUP LAST 32: All eight SAFA clubs confirmed

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Following the sitting of the SAFA Disciplinary Committee, the two outstanding clubs that will participate in the 2014/15 Nedbank Cup Last 32 stage have been confirmed.

Free State’s Roses United and Gauteng’s Edu Sport have emerged as the two clubs that will play in the round of 32.  Edu Sport will face Kaizer Chiefs while Roses United will play against Bloemfontein Celtic. This is according to the draw conducted in Johannesburg last month.

The two join other six clubs from the SAFA Structures. The clubs are (in no particular order): Tornado FC (Eastern Cape – ABC Motsepe League), The Magic FC (Western Cape – ABC Motsepe League), Natal United (KwaZulu Natal – ABC Motsepe League), Bellevue Winners Park (Limpopo – ABC Motsepe League), Phiva Young Stars (Mpumalanga – ABC Motsepe League) and Mainstay United (Northern Cape – SAB League).

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Diski Challenge to rock Nelson Mandela Bay

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The road to the Netherlands, the final destination for the inaugural winners of the MultiChoice Diski Challenge (PSL Reserve League), continues to wind its way through South Africa in search of the tournament’s champions.

Having already made its way through Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Western Cape, Gauteng and the Northern Cape, the next stop is the Eastern Cape for the semi-finals leg of the tournament. The final four teams, SuperSport United, the University of Pretoria, Black Aces and Mamelodi Sundowns will battle it out for a place in the final and the opportunity to book themselves on the on the March 21 flight to the Netherlands.

The semi-finals are set for Sunday, 15 February 2015 at the Isaac Wolfson Stadium in Zwide, Port Elizabeth. Entry into the stadium is free and tickets are available at all Shoprite/Checkers stores and Computicket outlets across the province. A limit of two tickets per person per day will apply. No tickets will be issued at the ground on match day.

The final round of the tournament will take place on 28 February in Gauteng – where the winning team will receive a trophy, gold medals and the coveted eight-day trip made up of a four-day training camp at the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) and friendly matches against select Eredivisie opponents.

Fixtures

Sunday, 15 February 2015

  • University of Pretoria vs. SuperSport United – Live on SS4 HD (10am)
  •  Black Aces vs. Mamelodi Sundowns – Live on SS4 HD (12pm)
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Freshers meet and greet Bidvest Wits players

MY TURN: First years patiently wait for their turn to get their posters signed by Bidvest Wits player Christopher Katongo.                                       Photo: Nqobile Dludla

MY TURN: First years patiently wait for their turn to get their posters signed by Bidvest Wits player Christopher Katongo.                                                                                               Photo: Nqobile Dludla

First years talked non-stop about finally meeting their favourite Bidvest Wits players on Sunday at the orientation week welcome day friendly match between the Clever Boys and the Wits Football Club.

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January Transfer Window

 

 

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PSL Disciplinary Committee Update

The following cases will be heard by the PSL Disciplinary Committee next week.

ROGER DE SA AND AJAX CAPE TOWN: Mr. De Sa and Ajax Cape Town have been charged with insulting a match official. This is after Mr. De Sa allegedly insulted match official, Mr Robert Smith during Ajax Cape Town’s league fixture against Mamelodi Sundowns on 20 December 2014 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium. The club and Mr. De Sa are scheduled to appear on 10 February 2015.

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De Villiers congratulates Polokwane City for winning Q2

Limpopo-based outfit, Polokwane City has been rewarded for their recent surge in form as they were declared 2014/15 Absa Premiership Q-Innovation Quarter Two (Q2) winners. Polokwane City consolidated their position on pole this weekend when they beat Chippa United 3-1 at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium. The triumph meant that they cannot be caught by second-placed side on Q2 Kaizer Chiefs who have 12 points from six games.

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