Chiefs need just one point to be crowned PSL champions

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Kaizer Chiefs will have the opportunity to lift their first league title after a seven season drought when they host SuperSport United at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday night in an Absa Premiership match, kick-off at 7:30pm.

Chiefs are currently sitting at the top of the log standings with 56 points from with only two league matches remaining. Amakhosi lead second placed Platinum Stars by three points, with the Naturena based side only needing a point to confirm their status as league champions.

These two teams will also meet for the last match of the PSL season when they face off in the final of the Nedbank Cup. With United having drawn 16 of their 28 league matches so far, Chiefs right-back Siboniso Gaxa says that they will not be tempted to play out a stalemate that will be enough to seal the PSL title.

“I feel that SuperSport deserve the respect like the rest of the teams in the league because we are also going to face them in the final of the Nedbank Cup and winning this match will motivate them heading into the final,” said Gaxa.

“We know that we only need a point to win the league but we have six points remaining and we won’t go for the one point, we will play for the maximum six and win the league in the sort of fashion that league champions do.”

United, on the other hand, are fighting it out for a place in the top four but more importantly they will be avoiding a drop out of the top half of the table. There are only three points separating sixth placed United and tenth placed the University of Pretoria

When these two sides met in the league earlier this season, Lehlohonolo Majoro scored a brace as Chiefs ran out with a 2-1 victory at the very same venue where this second one will be played.

I believe Chiefs will today be crowned PSL champions and my score prediction is 3-1 to the Amakhosi.

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Bayern will not bid for Rooney

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Bayern Munich FC sporting director Matthias Sammer has rubbished reports of a possible summer move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.
The wantaway forward has indicated his desire to leave Old Trafford in the summer with Arsenal and Chelsea among a list of clubs monitoring his availability.
Sammer, however, is adamant that links between his side and the England international are wide of the mark.

“There is no contact and he’s not on the agenda. No, no. Absolutely not,” the Roten official told reporters at Wembley.

“I don’t know what Rooney would bring to the Bundesliga. I can’t answer that. I can answer that we have great respect for Wayne Rooney but there has been no contact with him.”

David Moyes, who will take over management of Manchester United in the summer, is expected to hold talks with the former Toffees striker, whom he describes as “an exceptional talent”, over his future. Moyes will try to convince the man dubbed “Wazza” to remain at the Red Devils.

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Pirates get a tough draw in CAF champions League

pirates draw CAF Champions League draw for Orlando Pirates

The draw for the group stages of the Champions League has taken place in Cairo .

The eight teams were seeded as follows:

Esperance (Tunisia) and seven-time winners Al Ahly (Egypt) were seeded at level I, with one each in group A and B.

AC Leopards (Congo) and CotonSport (Cameroon) were seeded at level II, with one in each group.

Finally, five-time winners Zamalek (Egypt), Sewe Sport (Ivory Coast), Orlando Pirates (South Africa) and Recreativo do Libolo (Angola) were level III seeds, placed into Group A, B, A, B as they were drawn.

GROUP A
Orlando Pirates, AC Leopards, Zamalek and Al Ahly

GROUP B
Sewe Sport, Recreativo do Libolo, CotonSport, Esperance

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The teams in each group will play each other home and away in a round-robin format, with the top two teams going through to the semi-finals.

The prize money for the competition is $1,500,000 for the winners, $1,000,000 for second place, $700,000 each for third and fourth place. Third place in groups get $500,000 each, fourth in group get $400,000 each.

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Neymar to Bayern a “done deal”

ImageFormer Santos vice-president Vicente Cascione claims Brazil star Neymar will sign for Bayern Munich in the transfer window to link up with former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola. It appears that Pep managed to sell him the idea of fantastic world domination and Neymar bought into it.

Barcelona are rumoured to be the frontrunners for his signature, but Cascione insists on his blog that the 21-year-old will move to the Bundesliga.

This despite the fact that the player is still contracted to Santos FC until 2014, and has denied he is moving anywhere this transfer window.

“I have this information first hand. Neymar has signed for Bayern Munich. It’s already a done deal,” Cascione wrote.

“I am not speculating here. This information is irrefutable. From August this year on, the player will be part of Bayern’s squad.

“So his next destination will not be Spain, like many expected. He’s not going to Barcelona or Real Madrid. He will go to Germany.”

However, Bayern spokesman Markus Horwick denied the rumours, telling T-Online: “This is complete nonsense. There’s absolutely no truth in this claim.”

Bayern appear to have done their business in the transfer market well, having already acquired the services of young Mario Götze in April.