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Why the Nedbank Cup final is giving TTM coach Dylan Kerr a migraine

Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) coach Dylan Kerr says he is going to have a migraine trying to select the team for the Nedbank Cup final against Chippa United in Bloemfontein on Saturday night (kickoff 6pm).

TTM headcoach Dylan Kerr.

Smith on Proteas’ relationship status with a return for AB: It’s complicated

The AB de Villiers discussion rages on and director of cricket at Cricket South Africa (CSA) Graeme Smith has admitted that his return to the Proteas set-up is not going to be straightforward as he has retired.

AB de Villiers of South Africa after day 3 of the 2nd Sunfoil Test match between South Africa and Australia at St Georges Park on March 11, 2018 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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White recalls Bulls captain Vermeulen to the starting line-up to face the Stormers

Bulls coach Jake White has recalled Springboks No.8 Duane Vermeulen to the starting line-up of their Rainbow Cup SA match against the Stormers at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

Captain Duane Vermeulen is back to bolster the Vodacom Bulls after missing the opening round of the Rainbow Cup SA last week.

Proteas coach Mark Boucher's regime to come under more scrutiny in the coming months

Under-fire Proteas coach Mark Boucher's regime is expected to come under closer scrutiny as Cricket South Africa focuses more on success on the pitch in the coming months.

Proteas head coach Mark Boucher has struggled to deliver positive results consistently for the team.

Ex-Chiefs and Sundowns star George Lebese's attempts to resurrect his career at TTM hit a snag

Attempts by former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns star George Lebese to resurrect his career at Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) have hit a snag.

George Lebese has stopped training with Limpopo club Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, according to head coch Dylan Kerr.

Smith confirms plans for the Proteas to honour tour to the West Indies next month

Cricket South Africa's director of cricketβ€š Graeme Smithβ€š says plans are at an advanced stage to ensure that the Proteas honour their outgoing tour to the West Indies next month.

Cricket South Africa director of cricket Graeme Smith says the Proteas will tour India later this year.

Springboks lock RG Snyman a major doubt for British and Irish Lions tour after β€˜minor knee’ injury

Pivotal Springboks lock RG Snyman is a major doubt for the anticipated British and Irish Lions tour after he suffered β€˜minor knee’ injury setback during the last block of his rehabilitation process.

RG Snyman will be devasted with the setback.

Cricket SA in bid to ensure the safe return of South Africans in India in the midst of mounting health crisis

Cricket South Africa (CSA) officials are working closely with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises in a bid to ensure the safe and expedited return of the South African players and support staff who were part of the event.

Cricket South Africa"β„’s Office, in which the Minister of Sport, Nathi Mthethwa along with CSA leaders held a press conference to announce that the MOI that had caused the fratricidal over board architecture was adopted, paving the way forward for cricket"β„’s future on April 30, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Bulls off the mark with victory against Lions at Loftus

The Bulls began their Rainbow Cup SA campaign with a lively 22-9 win over the Lions at Loftus on Saturday night.

lrigh Louw of the Vodacom Bulls during the PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA match between Vodacom Bulls and Emirates Lions at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on May 01, 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa.

Cricket SA was β€˜millimetres from going over a cliff’

Chairman of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) interim board Stavros Nicolaou has said that the organisation was millimetres away from going over a cliff in what could have been a disastrous eventuality for the game in the country.

Dr Stavros Nicolaou (chairman) of the CSA interim board during the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Interim Board and Members? Council Joint Press Conference at CSA Head Offices on April 30, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Jake White picks versatile Bulls team to face the Lions

Bulls coach Jake White has expressed disappointment that South African teams will not be pitting their wits against their counterparts from the northern hemisphere in the Rainbow Cup.

Vodacom Bulls coach Jake White.

Nathi Mthethwa withdraws Section 13 notice against crisis-riddled Cricket SA

The Department of Sport has confirmed that Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa has withdrawn the Section 13 notice that he invoked against crisis-riddled Cricket South Africa (CSA) last week.

Sport, arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Sundowns’ invincible lead shaken as Arrows and AmaZulu blow PSL wide open

Mamelodi Sundowns’ grip on top spot of the DStv Premiership has been loosened following their 0-0 draw with determined and enterprising Golden Arrows at Loftus on Wednesday night.

AmaZulu players gather around Luvuyo Memela of AmaZulu after he wins his team a penalty during the DStv Premiership match between Cape Town City FC and AmaZulu FC at Cape Town Stadium on April 29, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Mamelodi Sundowns star Lebohang Maboe eyes redemption against Golden Arrows

Lots of sleepβ€š ice bathsβ€š injury prevention exercises and healthy diet are part of the stringent health and fitness regime followed by Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Lebohang Maboe in his bid to mitigate the club's relentless programme.

Lebohang Maboe (R) has played 31 of the 35 matches that Mamelodi Sundowns have played so far this season.

Hands off Benni McCarthyβ€š says AmaZulu boss Sandile Zungu as search for Bafana coach intensifies

AmaZulu boss Sandile Zungu has issued a strong statement to the South African Football Association (Safa) and said his mentor Benni McCarthy is not available to coach Bafana Bafana.

AmaZulu owner-chairman Sandile Zungu says Benni McCarthy is not interested in taking over the vacant Bafana Bafana and that the former striker has an important project to focus on with Usuthu.

Qualifying for a place in the Champions League furthest thing from Pirates coach Zinnbauer's mind

Qualifying for a place in the Caf Champions League next season is the furthest thing from Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer's mind as his charges continue to stutter their way to the finish line on the domestic front.

Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer is under pressure despite having won the club the MTN8 earlier this season.

Sundowns coach Mokwena predicts the likely Chiefs lineup

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena stepped up the mind games ahead of his side's showdown against Kaizer Chiefs after he predicted the likely line-up that will be sent out by their rivals in the highly anticipated league match at Loftus on Sunday.

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena has stepped up the mind games.

Sundowns smiling as Swallows and Pirates cancel each other out

It was that sort of afternoon at Dobsonville Stadium where neither Swallows FC nor Orlando Pirates teams did enough to win their 1-1 DStv Premiership encounter.

Swallows FC nor Orlando Pirates teams did enough to win their DStv Premiership encounter.

Cricket SA staff pen letter to Minister Mthethwa imploring him to reconsider

Cricket South Africa (CSA) staff members have sent an impassioned plea to Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa to reconsider his decision to invoke section 13(5) of the National Sports Act to β€œde-fund and de-recognise” CSA.

Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

SA Rugby releases new Rainbow Cup fixtures

SA Rugby has released the revised schedule for the PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA that will see three consecutive β€œSuper Saturdays” from next weekend.

Sanele Nohamba of the Sharks picks up and passes the ball during a hard-fought tie against the Blue Bulls.

Rulani Mokwena: β€˜Chiefs are still a very big club and deserve a lot of respect’

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena has said that they will not underestimate Kaizer Chiefs despite the fact that Amakhosi are stuttering in the bottom half of the DStv Premiership.

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena at a training session at Chloorkop in Johannesburg on April 8, 2021.

Sports Minister Mthethwa spells out intention to β€˜de-fund and de-recognise’ CSA

Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa has informed the interim board and members council of Cricket South Africa (CSA) his intention to invoke section 13(5) of the National Sports Act.

Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Veteran ex-Sundowns administrator Peter Koutroulis resurfaces at ambitious Sekhukhune

Ambitious GladAfrica Championship side Sekhukhune United have roped in veteran administrator Peter Koutroulis as their football manager.

Veteran administrator Peter Koutroulis as their football manager.

Benni McCarthy vows AmaZulu will push Sundowns all the way for the title

Though they are outsiders to win the DStv Premiershipβ€š AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy has vowed that his team are going to push leaders Mamelodi Sundowns as far as they can in the run-in to the 2020-21 season’s conclusion.

Benni McCarthy wants to forget the weekend defeat to Black Leopards and focus on the home league match against SuperSport United at Kings Park Stadium in Durban on Tuesday.

AmaZulu, Sundowns share the points in entertaining goalless draw

The only thing missing at Kings Park were goals. AmaZulu and Mamelodi Sundowns produced an entertaining and often ill-tempered match but had to settle for a goalless draw that saw them maintain their positions at the top of the DStv Premiership.

Thapelo Morena of Mamelodi Sundowns FC during the Cell C Sharks training session at Jonsson Kings Park on April 16, 2021 in Durban, South Africa.

Nyakane hoping to use the Rainbow Cup SA as a stepping stone to the British & Irish Lions tour

Bulls and Springbok prop Trevor Nyakane says the newly formed Rainbow Cup SA will help players attain the match practice they desperately need ahead of the long-awaited British & Irish Lions tour in June and July.

Trevor Nyakane of Vodacom Bulls.

Mokwena on Sundowns' schedule: 'It's not humanly possible to have these number of games'

The sports scienceβ€š conditioning and high performance personnel at Mamelodi Sundowns are working overtime as they attempt to manage the players in the midst of the premiership leaders' relentless domestic and continental programme.

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rhulani Mokwena during the Mamelodi Sundowns training session at Chloorkop on April 08, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

TTM's Maleka reveals the names of the people who inspired him to consider a career in coaching

The spotlight is shining on Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) mentor Mpho Maleka at the moment and he has revealed the names of the people who inspired him to consider a career in coaching.

Mpho Maleka (Coach) of Tshakhuma FC during the DStv Premiership: Maritzburg United and Tshakhuma FC at Harry Gwalla Stadium on February 12, 2021 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Mpho Maleka gives insight into the plan TTM used to dump Sundowns out of the Nedbank Cup

Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) coach Mpho Maleka has given insight into the detailed plan he used to bundle defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns out of the Nedbank Cup on Sunday.

Mpho Maleka was in charge of the Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila bench when they dislodged Mamelodi Sundowns to advance to the Nedbank Cup final.

TTM stun fancied Sundowns to book a place in Nedbank Cup final

Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) caused one of the biggest upsets in recent history by dumping defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns out of the Nedbank Cup at the semifinal stage.

Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila will play Chippa United in the Nedbank Cup final on May 8 2021.

SA coach Mark Boucher insists Proteas are on the right track

South Africa’s coach Mark Boucher is not too worried about the public’s stinging criticism of the Proteas recent string of poor results but he takes responsibility for the below par performances.

Proteas head coach Mark Boucher has struggled to deliver positive results consistently for the team.

Sundowns to field strongest possible team against unpredictable TTM

Mamelodi Sundowns will not rest players for their Nedbank Cupβ€š semifinal clash against unpredictable Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) at Loftus on Sunday afternoon.

Mamelodi Sundowns are on course for a treble.

Sundowns coach Mngqithi on TTM: β€˜I’m scared of them if they come at us’

Highly unpredictable TTM come up against the rampaging Sundowns, who humiliated rivals Orlando Pirates 4-1 in the quarterfinal on Thursday, with a place in the final on offer.

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi. File photo

Proteas whimper to 3-1 T20 series defeat against Pakistan

South Africa’s unimpressive summer ended with a whimper at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday night as Pakistan beat them by three wickets to win the T20 series 3-1.

Massive appeal from Mohammed Nawaz of Pakistan and Mohammed Rizwan of Pakistan for LBW on Aiden Markram of South Africa during the 4th KFC T20 International match between South Africa and Pakistan at SuperSport Park on April 16, 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa.