Inaction is a vote too!

By Lenox MhlangaFootball, Politics

NDUMISO Ngcobo, a columnist for South Africa’s Sunday Times newspaper, has got me thinking. Ngcobo has some pretty strong views about membership of any entity, particularly that of a political party. I will not repeat what he wrote in its … Read more


The debris World Cup left behind

By Lenox MhlangaFootball, Politics
Blowing itself into history ... 2010 World Cup will be remembered for the vuvuzela

THE first World Cup hosted in Africa is over, bar the shouting. The accolades are still pouring in about how South Africa pulled it off with FIFA boss Sepp Blatter giving them nine out of ten on his scorecard. This … Read more


World Cup 2010: I was there

By Lenox MhlangaFootball

THE World Cup is now approaching its climax. And who would have thought that Brazil, France, Italy and Argentina would bite the dust? In fact who would have thought that South Africa would pull it off? As for Brazil, I … Read more


Women and the World Cup

By Lenox MhlangaFootball

FEEL it, it is here! The World Cup is well and truly underway in South Africa. It was surely a long wait but it was worth it. If you have not caught the football bug, then you must be dead. … Read more


Why do fans have double standards?

By Martin MachabaFootball

MOST fans follow and support one team from their childhood to adulthood. It is unheard of to change alliances, understandably so. But what happens when a child fan becomes an adult sportsman? Are they allowed to still support their childhood … Read more


A black Italian? What makes a national team player?

By Martin MachabaFootball, Immigration

I AM a very passionate sports fan, and sometimes that means I have to wake up in the wee hours of the morning to catch major sports events happening on the other side of the world – from tennis through … Read more


South Africa have World Cup, so why are they angry?

By Mduduzi MathuthuFootball, Politics, Travel

  IT SAYS much about South Africa that the only thing I won’t miss after my four-week holiday here is the mosquitoes – the noisy blood-suckers that blight sub-Saharan Africa’s summer. Yet that’s not how Africa’s most southern country is … Read more


Juju in African football

By Alois BunjiraFootball, Politics

STRANGE things are happening in Zimbabwe. In fact, they have always happened except we don’t get to hear all the stories.   I was gripped by the story of the three Hwange women who called in a prophet after what … Read more


Just when is a player offside?

By Noel KasekeFootball

‘YOU might be in Harare, you might be in Mutare… if you are a Highlanders supporter, keep your fingers crossed…’ famous words from the great Charles Mabika back in the good old days when I used to put on the … Read more


Homeless? Rome welcomes you

By Mduduzi MathuthuFootball, Politics

  ONLY a fool, methinks, leaves a casanova in the same room as his wife.   More than that, only someone who is deficient in judgment, having left his wife with the philanderer, would then complain when he finds her … Read more