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Baxter: I’ve very little control over where the responsibility goes

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter admits he has four or five penalty takers in the team but “no control” over who takes responsibility from the spot kick. Amakhosi held their own against Mamelodi Sundowns and were handed an opportunity to get back into the game when they were awarded a penalty inside the last five … Continued

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Sredojević: Happy Jele is a legend

Former Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojević has paid tribute to club captain Happy Jele, declaring him a legend after his 400th appearance for the Soweto giants this past weekend. Jele surpassed legendary goalkeeper William Okpara as the most-capped player in the history of the club after making his 400th appearance in their win over Soweto … Continued

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Maguire says Man Utd must cut out the ill-discipline and errors

Harry Maguire is confident Manchester United will recover from their nightmare Champions League start but knows they have to cut out the ill-discipline and errors that cost them in the defeat by Young Boys. A kind-looking group started with the Red Devils’ easiest away match, yet Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s stuttering side came a cropper in … Continued

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Watch: Benni’s heated touchline outburst against Tembo

AmaZulu head coach Benni McCarthy was caught on TV in a heated outburst against SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo. Usuthu, who are yet to register a win in the DStv Premiership this season, were held to a goalless draw with United on Tuesday. However, the biggest talking point of the match was McCarthy’s heated outburst … Continued

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Manchester United eye Erling Haaland-Jude Bellingham double deal

Manchester United are considering an audacious double swoop for Borussia Dortmund duo Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham, according to reports. The Red Devils brought Jadon Sancho from Signal Iduna Park to Old Trafford this summer. The England international had been their top transfer target since 2020, and United finally wrapped up a £73-million deal for … Continued

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‘Super humble’ Lukaku offers more than just goals, says Tuchel

Romelu Lukaku’s communication skills can be just as important to Chelsea as his goals, believes Thomas Tuchel. Lukaku shook off three defenders to head his fourth goal in as many Chelsea games as the Blues edged out Zenit St Petersburg 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. Tuchel’s men started their Champions League defence with … Continued

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Henderson says Liverpool must learn from sloppy spell during AC Milan win

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson admits the players have to learn from their lapse in focus which made their Champions League victory over AC Milan harder than it should have been. Jurgen Klopp’s side seemed in full control even after a rare Mohamed Salah penalty miss which followed the early opener when Trent Alexander-Arnold’s shot was … Continued

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Liverpool ‘lost the plot’ before thrilling comeback win over AC Milan – Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits his side “lost the plot” in a thrilling Champions League opener against AC Milan but he was happy with the 3-2 victory. The hosts looked like they would cruise to victory when they were awarded a 14th-minute penalty which would have added to Trent Alexander-Arnold’s shot which deflected in off … Continued

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UCL wrap: Liverpool complete comeback against Milan, Man City thrash Leipzig

Liverpool came from behind to secure a 3-2 win over AC Milan, while Manchester City showed their dominance by cruising to a comfortable 6-3 victory over RB Leipzig in their Champions League opener. Sheriff Tiraspol 2-0 Shakhtar Donetsk Sheriff Tiraspol got off to a dream start in their Champions League debut after they stunned Shakhtar … Continued

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Jele shares secret to his long career at Pirates

Orlando Pirates captain Happy Jele has shared the secret of his longevity after making his 400th appearance for the Buccaneers this past weekend. The 34-year-old became the most-capped player in the club’s history after making his 400th appearance in their 1-0 win over Swallows FC at the Orlando Stadium, surpassing another stalwart in legendary goalkeeper … Continued

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Guardiola predicts Man City’s CL final hurt will drive them on this season

Pep Guardiola believes his Manchester City side can draw motivation from last season’s Champions League heartbreak as they begin their latest campaign. The Premier League winners fell just short in Europe’s elite club competition last term as they were beaten by Chelsea in the final in May. Guardiola hopes his players – as they did … Continued

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Mokwena: We’re gonna need everybody

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rulani Mokwena says they are focusing on improving the team’s overall performance following their unbeaten start to the DStv Premiership. The Brazilians returned to winning ways this past weekend when they secured a 2-0 victory over rivals Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld Stadium through goals from Grant Kekana and Peter Shalulile. The … Continued

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Chelsea edge Zenit while Bayern smash Barca in Champions League openers

Chelsea kicked off their defence of the Uefa Champions League with a 1-0 win over Zenit St Pietersburg courtesy of a Romelu Lukaku header, while Bayern Munich comfortably beat Barcelona 3-0 at the Camp Nou. Chelsea 1-0 Zenit In a tight first half, Chelsea struggled to break down a disciplined Zenit side who were sitting … Continued

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Elliott expected to return this season after successful ankle surgery

Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott is expected to play again this season after undergoing successful surgery on a fracture dislocation of his left ankle. The 18-year-old was carried off in this past Sunday’s 3-0 win at Elland Road with an injury which left some of his teammates visibly distressed following a tackle which had Pascal Struijk … Continued

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Tuchel praises ‘world-class’ Lukaku after narrow Chelsea victory

Thomas Tuchel has hailed Romelu Lukaku’s “world-class” chance conversion rate after Chelsea’s 1-0 Champions League win over Zenit St Petersburg. Lukaku buried captain Cesar Azpilicueta’s hanging far-post cross with an inch-perfect header to dig Chelsea out of a tough encounter and secure a vital Stamford Bridge victory. The Blues started their Champions League defence with … Continued

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Solskjaer bemoans Manchester United’s lack of discipline in Bern

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stressed the need for improved discipline and focus after 10-man Manchester United’s mistakes led to a shock Champions League defeat by Young Boys. A kind-looking group got off to a nightmare start in Bern as Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s red card changed the dynamics of an opener that began with returning forward Cristiano … Continued

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Young Boys stun 10-man Man United in Champions League

A 10-man Manchester United suffered a shock 2-1 defeat by Young Boys FC in their Champions League opener on Wednesday night. The Red Devils got off to an ideal start when a delightful pass from Bruno Fernandes found Cristiano Ronaldo at the back post, and he made no mistake in poking the ball through the … Continued

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Hawks confirm advanced investigation into corruption at Safa

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has confirmed an advanced investigation into the South African Football Association (Safa), but has not charged anyone yet because persons of interest cannot be identified. The Daily Maverick revealed on Monday that South Africa’s top investigative unit was investigating allegations of theft and corruption at Safa and, while … Continued

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Azpilicueta not concerned about Chelsea contract situation

Champions League-winning captain Cesar Azpilicueta insists he has no worries about securing a new Chelsea contract. The 32-year-old defender skippered the Blues to last term’s Champions League triumph, with Chelsea defeating Manchester City 1-0 in Porto. Azpilicueta will lead the west Londoners into the defence of that title, starting with Tuesday night’s Stamford Bridge clash … Continued

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Jordaan confirms South Africa’s interest in hosting Fifa Club World Cup

Safa president Danny Jordaan has confirmed South Africa’s interest in hosting the Fifa Club World Cup in December despite fans still not allowed back in the stadiums under the current restrictions. If successful, Safa and Jordaan’s attempts will have the likes of Chelsea and Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly side compete for the World Cup on … Continued

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