Sport The Difference

My Opinion On All Things Sport.

Doing It For 15 Minutes Is Still ‘Parking The Bus’

Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane, is always ready to point out – with some pride – that his team is one of the very few in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) that “plays football”, whenever he indulges in the topic... Continue Reading →


Zungu Says Russia 2018 is Still Possible

Bafana Bafana's hopes of qualifying for a World Cup were dealt a huge blow when we lost twice against unlikely suspect, the Cape Verde, earlier this month in back-to-back qualifiers. What with football's world governing body, FIFA, ruling that our... Continue Reading →

Plenty of Great Sport in the Great Month of August

It is that time of year again where we, the luckiest people on Earth – those who have been blessed with the love for sports – revel in the sight of the increasing number of sporting events that will grace... Continue Reading →

A Township Outcast and Six Tries

I learnt two invaluable lessons this past Saturday: that the mighty Emirates Lions have great bouncebackability and that I'll always look strange in a rugby jersey on the day of the great Soweto Derby, in the township. By the way,... Continue Reading →

May the Bafana Bafana Detractors Enjoy the Humble Pie

To not speak while you have food in your mouth is good manners, and so is to keep quiet when you have nothing good to say about someone or something. The food-in-mouth that I'm talking about here, however, is the... Continue Reading →

I Smell a Case of Juju at Lucas Moripe Stadium

As a black, African man who knows all too well about the existence of black magic – or boloyi, in our blunt African language – something tells me I’m witnessing it again in our local football. Watching the dethroned kings... Continue Reading →

When Small Ambition Made a Football Club Champions

Newly-crowned kings of South African football, Bidvest Wits, finally broke their 90-year-old duck by winning the Absa Premiership title for the first time in the club’s history and what’s even more spectacular is that they didn’t even need a great... Continue Reading →

A Brimming Lion Hopes For A Contest in Jukskei Derby

So I've made plans to go watch my beloved Emirates Lions once again at their den, the Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg, and as you can imagine, I'm very excited. Excited not only that I'm going to watch some Super... Continue Reading →

One Aussie Down, Two To Go

Those are the words I tweeted on Saturday afternoon after the mighty Emirates Lions got off to a brilliant start in their tour of Australia, by beating the Western Force 24-15 in Perth, much to the welcome reaction of many... Continue Reading →

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