Tag Archives: Mamelodi Sundowns FC

Platinum Stars gets a new nickname ‘Dinaledi’

November 11, 2009

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Platinum Stars have entered into a new era after the launch of the club’s new nickname, ‘Dinaledi’, at the home match against Mamelodi Sundowns on October 28. Following their acquisition by Royal Bafokeng Holdings, the club have been rebranded and one of the decisions taken was to move away from the ‘Tycoons’ nickname by which [...]

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Platinum Stars renews Jabu Mahlangu’s contract

July 29, 2009


The former Bafana Bafana midfielder, who has 20 international caps to his name, put pen-to-paper on the new deal on Tuesday. He will be available for selection for coach Steve Komphela at the 2009 Telkom Charity Cup to be played at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Saturday, where Stars will meet Mamelodi Sundowns in [...]

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Mamelodi Sundowns are killing SA soccer

June 30, 2009


Patrice Motsepe publicly declared, a couple of years ago, that Sundowns would play their part for the country by providing Bafana Bafana with outstanding players for the World Cup. However, what has happened is actually the exact opposite because they have become the place where footballers’ careers die. The club’s policy of willy-nilly buying any [...]

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Hristo Stoichkov is now a Sandawana

June 26, 2009


I predicted that Mamelodi Sundowns would make a spectacular move in the close season and it seems they have done just that with the signing of Hristo Stoichkov as Head Coach on a two year contract. He will take over from Ted Dumitru who had taken charge of the club on a caretaker basis. This [...]

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We want investors with sports acumen rather than just money

June 25, 2009


Kaizer Motaung has done very well as a soccer entrepreneur by starting and growing Kaizer Chiefs into arguably the biggest soccer brand in the country. The same applies to John Comitis who owns Ajax Cape Town. He’s built this club into a sustainable long-term business with fantastic infrastructure. Patrice Motsepe is a mining entrepreneur who [...]

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