Author: Ayanda Nyuswa

By Simtho Dladla South African sprinter Akani Simbine believes the London Diamond League second-place finish is a motivation enough ahead of the Paris Olympic games. Simbine has been the undisputed king of African sprinting for the last decade, reaching the finals in the previous two Olympics. It wasn’t an easy journey for Simbine. When he […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Gagasi FM Sports specialist Mike Makaab has had his say on the appointment of Romain Folz as assistant coach at Mamelodi Sundowns. The Brazilians confirmed the appointment of Folz as assistant coach in the first team, where he will join the technical department that features Manqoba Mngqithi, Steve Komphela, Wendell Robinson and […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Team South Africa is gearing up for another shot at Olympic glory with the 2024 Paris Olympic games set to kick-off on Friday 26 July. This will be South Africa’s ninth consecutive appearance at the Olympics since readmission into international sport in 1991, and the 21st overall with the African powerhouse making […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Kaizer Chiefs have officially confirmed it’s new technical team ahead of the 2024/25 PSL season. Amakhosi had already announced Tunisian tactician Nasreddine Nabi as the new head coach of the club, but have now provided further information about his deal and his technical team.  Nabi has signed a two-year deal with an […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Gagasi FM Sports specialist Mike Makaab has given an update on Manqoba Mngqithi’s future at Mamelodi Sundowns, and the new deal he is close to signing with the club. Mngqithi’s deal with Sundowns concluded at the end of June, and the former Golden Arrows coach has been in talks with the club […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Bafana Bafana have learnt about their opponents for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign, with the draw taking place in Johannesburg on Thursday. South Africa was drawn in Group K alongside Uganda, Congo and South Sudan. The 2025 AFCON will be hosted by 1976 winners Morocco in  at a revised […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Cape Town City have been the busiest of the all DSTV Premiership teams in the transfer market so far with eight signings confirmed ahead of the 2024/25 season. The Citizens have announced their latest acquisition, with 25-year old defender Sibusiso Ziba signing from Motsepe Foundation Championship side JDR Stars. Ziba was a […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus has named a squad full of World Cup winners for the first test of the Castle Lager Incoming series against Ireland at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. The squad features a total of 20 World Cup winners, which includes the entire starting 15 and five players on the replacements […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa The Proteas overcame the heart-ache of seven semi final losses at ICC World Cups, as they thrashed Afghanistan by 9 Wickets (67 balls to spare) to reach their maiden T20 World Cup final. After losing the toss and being forced to chase, South Africa put on a bowling masterclass under the lights […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus has confirmed that double World Cup winning captain Siya Kolisi will continue in his role as Springbok captain for the Castle Lager Incoming Series against Ireland. There was speculation that Kolisi, who plays for French club Racing 92, was going to be ousted as skipper with Erasmus looking […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Bafana Bafana are gearing up for the 2024 Cosafa Cup as they will clash with neighbours Mozambique at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday 26 June. South Africa will be looking to go one better than the previous regional tournament where they were beaten in the semi finals by eventual Champions […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus named a strong 39-man squad for the Castle Lager Incoming series in July. South Africa will face Ireland in two test matches on 6 and 13 July, which will be followed by a once-off test match against Portugal on 20 July. In addition to the 39-man main squad, […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Gagasi FM Sports specialist Mike Makaab says Kaizer Chiefs need to give the reportedly in coming coach Nasreddine Nabi a chance to build a competitive team when he takes over as head coach of the club. According to media reports the Tunisian tactician is the leading candidate for the vacant head coach […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Gagasi FM Sports specialist Mike Makaab has given an update on the future of midfielder Fortune Makaringe. The 31 year old  was one of six players who were released by Orlando Pirates at the conclusion of the 2023/24 season. Makaringe spent four years at the Soweto giants and was a vital member […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Gagasi FM Sports specialist Mike Makaab says Sibusiso Vilakazi is yet to make a decision about his future after his contract was not extended at Sekhukhune United. The Limpopo-based outfit opted against exercising the one-year option on Vilakazi’s contract which makes him a free agent after spending two seasons at the club. […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Gagasi FM Sports specialist Mike Makaab has given an update on Manqoba Mgqithi’s future at Mamelodi Sundowns as he approaches the end of his contract at the reigning DSTV Premiership champions. Mgqithi’s future at Masandawana has been a hot topic in South African football, with speculations linking him with a move away […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Gagasi FM Sports specialist Mike Makaab has confirmed that midfielder Andile Jali is close to joining a new PSL team, which will end his spell on the sidelines without a football club. Jali has been out of action and without a club since leaving Moroka Swallows in December last year, as the […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Bafana Bafana have returned to South Africa for their second home game of their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign as they are set to welcome neighbours Zimbabwe at the Free State Stadium in Blomfontein on Tuesday. Hugo Broos’ men are coming from a tightly contested 1-1 draw against the Super Eagles of […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has highlighted some injury concerns in his squad ahead of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers this month. South Africa will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday 7 June in Uyo, Nigeria. Four days later (11 June) Broos and his troops will return home for a […]

By: Simtho Dladla The Sharks have delivered an impressive performance to beat Gloucester 36-12 to become the first South African team to win EPCR Challenge Cup final in London. Tries in the second half from Makazole Mapimpi and Aphelele Fassi put the game beyond doubt, though tries from Albert Tuisue and two in the final […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Mamelodi Sundowns defender Grant Kekana has backed his teammate Ronwen Williams to scoop the PSL Player of the season award for 2023/2024. The Premier Soccer League announced the full list of nominees for the prestigious and highly anticipated awards ceremony. Sundowns shot stopper Williams walked away with three nominations including the coveted […]

Ayanda Nyuswa Hollywoodbets Sharks stand in captain Eben Etzebeth says qualifying for the Investec Champions Cup will be a massive positive for his side after having a poor season in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship. The Sharks will face English side Gloucester in the EPCR Challenge Cup final at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Friday […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa KZN football legend Vuma Mfeka believes KwaZulu-Natal based football teams should do more to make use of former players and legends in the local game, to enhance the success of the teams. Mfeka was speaking on Extratime on Gagasi FM paying tribute to AmaZulu FC legend Joel Faya who sadly passed away […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Royal AM coach John Maduka says he is still positive that his side can avoid the PSL Promotional play offs as they sit just two points above 15th placed Richards Bay FC with two games to go. Royal Am’s latest stumble was a 2-0 home defeat against champions Mamelodi Sundowns, who completed […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Magesi FC coach Clinton Larsen believes being one of the less popular teams in the Motsepe Foundation Championship really helped them to stay off the radar and do their work quietly. The Limpopo outfit confirmed their promotion to the Dstv Premiership next season with a 3-1 win over Milford FC last Sunday, […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro says his team will continue to pile the pressure on Stellenbosch FC as the battle for the second CAF Champions League heats up. The Buccaneers extended their winning streak to five matches in the DSTV Prem as they saw off the challenge of Chippa United with a […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Gaagsi FM Sports specialist Mike Makaab has commented on the rumours linking his client and Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi with a move to Kaizer Chiefs when his contract expires at the end of June at Masandawana. The Sundowns assistant coach has been linked with a move to the Soweto giants […]

By Ayanda Nyuswa Gagasi FM Sports specialist Mike Makaab has attributed Mamelodi Sundowns’ success to their high level of professionalism that has allowed them to soar to incredible heights in South African football. Sundowns secured their seventh consecutive DSTV Premiership title in style with a 5-1 drubbing of a struggling Kaizer Chiefs side at the […]

South African boxer Dingaan Thobela has sadly passed away at the age of 57. Thobela was found dead at his home in Mayfair, Johannesburg after battling illness. Known as the ‘Rose of Soweto’, he boxed professionally for 16 years from 1990 and claimed three world titles in two weight divisions. Thobela won the World Boxing […]


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