PSL – The season finale drama

By Tebogo Molekoa

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Yesterday it was the end of the PSL 2014/15 season, we might have not been given a grand finish for the top position this season, however the relegation zone was were the pot was boiling.

Two of SA’s oldest teams Amazulu and Moroka Swallows went to the final game of the season with equal points and fighting for nothing but play offs.

Amazulu who have been sitting rock bottom of the log since the early games of the season started believing they can survive after the arrival of Steve barker who joined the team mid-season that saw them registering few of they wins and a 5-1 trashing of supersport united being the highlight, which gave them a lot of hope that they can survive relegation, whilst The Dube Birds on the other hand kept on dropping points in almost every game they played and that ended up with them befriending Amazulu at the bottom of the log.

In the last few games we saw the two teams changing position 16 amongst each other but it was all to play for in the last game with equal points and relegation door slightly opened.

 It took a solitary goal from the madala who still runs like a teenager Siyabonga Nomvete to give swallows a second bite of the cherry and with Amazulu struggling on the other side losing 2-1 it meant the door was closing behind them and they went straight to NFD and for Moroka Swallows its not over yet the fat lady hasn’t started singing.

Can one of the oldest teams in the PSL survive relegation or will they get the chop? The playoffs have the answer to that question. Meanwhile we are still congratulating kaizer Chiefs for their league triumph, they have been worthy winners having set new records on their way to the title.

Well done Kaizer Chiefs!

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#MondayMadness : You stopped the penalty…..or so you think

By Daniel Chokoe

On today’s column on Monday madness, we throwback a bit to 2010 were a Moroccan goalkeeper became an internet sensation after making a bizarre mistake.

How it happened:

Khalid Askri thought he had saved a crucial spotkick in a Moroccan Cup game playing for FAR Rabat against Moghreb Fes.

The confident keeper pointed to his left as the Moghreb player stepped up to take the penalty.

And when he dutifully hit a low shot to Askri’s left, the keeper made a diving save, pushing the ball away from his line.

He then celebrated thinking the spot kick was saved however the ball stiil had some momentum to sink into a lonely empty, a classical “from hero to zero” moment.

Enjoy the video below:

The relationship between Bobby and Khune cool or is it just a PR excersize?

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By Tebogo Molekoa

After Kaizer Chiefs’ championship winning game against Polokwane City which they won with a convincing 4-1 score, rumours surfaced that Bobby Motaung lashed out on Itumeleng Khune and he was blocked from celebrating with the team, “Itu came out smiling and greated bobby but there was a silent treatment from the manager” – source close to the team.

We all know there’s a contract issue between the two parties which Bobby thinks the demands from Khune’s agents is unreasonable and that might have been the cause.

Yesterday after chiefs’ victory against Mamelodi Sundowns, we saw Bobby and Itumeleng holding each other in smiles as they waved the peace sign in the air celebrating their record win.

Has peace been found between khune and motaung or were they giving the supporters a wrong picture.

Congratulations to the champions