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Morrison hopes brace against Ajax is the start of better opportunities

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BERNARD Morrison’s brace against Ajax Cape Town in the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup on Saturday would have given Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic a pleasant selection headache. In the absence of other strikers, Morrison was handed a rare start at the weekend. He grabbed his chance by scoring both goals in a 2-0
Source: The New Age

Chinese FA warns clubs over Aubameyang ‘bidding war’

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China’s football association (CFA) warned Tuesday that it would punish teams who flout its transfer rules, following reports two clubs are battling to sign striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Chinese Super League (CSL) champions Guangzhou Evergrande are reportedly prepared to pay at least 70 million euros for the Borussia Dortmund attacker, trumping an offer by rivals Beijing
Source: The New Age

West Indies win toss, New Zealand to bat

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The West Indies won the toss and again opted to bowl in the second Twenty20 against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui on Monday as they seek a breakthrough win on tour. The world Twenty20 champions have already lost both Tests, three one-days and the first Twenty20 in New Zealand, and Carlos Brathwaite said they were
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Maritzburg United player Mlondi Dlamini dies in car accident

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The team of choice, Maritzburg United FC mourns the passing of midfielder Mlondi Dlamini who died in a car accident on Sunday in KwaZulu-Natal. Mlondi Dlamini affectionately known as “Vicks” was 20 at the time of his death. The team has confirmed the passing of the player, however could not divulge more information regarding the
Source: The New Age

Orlando Pirates coach resigns

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Orlando Pirates head coach Kjell Jonevret has left the club after a six months stint with the buccaneers. Jonevret has thanked the Chairman of the team Dr. Irvin Khoza, the Club and its supporters for giving him an opportunity to coach the Soweto Giants. “I would like to thank the Club for the opportunity. Unfortunately,
Source: The New Age

Zuma joins Kaizer Chiefs

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Kaizer Chiefs FC has on Thursday announced the signing of former Bloemfontein Celtic winger Dumsani Zuma on a three-year contract. The right footed player has represented the country with the Under-20 and Until-23 national teams. He has recently been called to represent the country with the national team while Bafana Bafana was playing Botswana in
Source: The New Age

Man Utd boss Mourinho welcomes Africa Cup changes

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Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho on Wednesday welcomed the decision to hold the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in June and July, calling it “perfect” for Premier League clubs. “If that’s the change it’s perfect for us obviously,” he said. “Because it’s hard in the middle of the season to lose players like we do
Source: The New Age

Orlando Pirates sign Thamsanqa Sangweni

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Orlando Pirates have confirmed the signing of midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni who joins the Buccaneers from Chippa United on Monday. The Buccaneers said: “Orlando Pirates is delighted to announce the signing of Thamsanqa Sangweni from Chippa United.” Sangweni has joined the Buccaneers after agreeing terms on a deal that will see him wear the Orlando Pirates
Source: The New Age

Maritzburg United releases four more players

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Maritzburg United FC has on Monday officially announced the release of four more of its players. Tumelo Mogapi, Happy Mashau, Tsepeletso Motjotji and Lindokuhle Mathebula were released to make way for new signings as the club looks at strengthening the team for next season. “As days and weeks go by, we will be making further announcements,
Source: The New Age

Bolt provides fireworks in Jamaican swan-song

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Usain Bolt partied with his devoted fans in an emotional farewell at the National Stadium on Saturday as he ran his final race on Jamaican soil. Bolt is retiring in August following the London World Championships.On Saturday Bolt was determined to put on a spectacle as he won the 100 metre “Salute to a Legend”
Source: The New Age

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