Mpho Makola faces the possibility of a stiff punishment for his shove on referee Abongile Tom on the weekend with both the South African Football Association (Safa) and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) looking into the matter.
He was reluctant to single out an individual player from a solid team performance‚ but Orlando Pirates coach Rulani Mokwena did profess himself pleased to see Thembinkosi Lorch return to form in Bucs’ weekend Telkom Knockout victory against Stellenbosch FC.
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has praised defensive midfielder Andile Jali for his improved level of professionalism following a turbulent spell that threatened to derail his career at the club.
Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder Given Mashikinya has praised the club's chairman Max Tshabalala for re-stabilising the team, confirming there've been no cases of non-payment of salaries thus far this term.
League title holders Mamelodi Sundowns will play their premiership catch-up game against Highlands Park at Atteridgeville on Wednesday night but then move back to Loftus Versfeld‚ which coach Pitso Mosimane prefers.
Mamelodi Sundowns had the title-winning trio of Leonardo Castro‚ Khama Billiat and Keagan Dolly – the ‘CBD’ - that led them to title success and effectively set in motion the current dynasty that sees the Brazilians at the top of the South African soccer tree.
Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has launched another furious criticism of match officials after suggesting Kaizer Chiefs got preferential treatment in their Telkom Knockout Last 16 clash at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
Outspoken Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane stepped up the psychological warfare ahead of his side's league showdown against rivals Kaizer Chiefs and said the hugely anticipated encounter was not the Pretoria club's biggest game of the week.