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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

An ode to Benni McCarthy

“Why the f**k did he not do that at West Ham!!!” reads a YouTube comment in response to the video clip above featuring Benni McCarthy’s superb free kick in the 2011 Telkom Cup quarterfinal between Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows. This is the best goal I have seen in the PSL era: an extraordinary strike in a...

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

SuperFans

We’ve profiled South African photographer Pieter Hugo before (here and here) and he is now back with an exhibition running until July 3 at Colette in Paris. Featured are his 2005 portraits of supporters of Johannesburg football...

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

“THE BIGGEST FOOTBALL GAME IN AFRICA”

David Smith, The (UK) Guardian’s South African correspondent, recently attended a match between South Africa’s two biggest clubs, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates (Nelson Mandela is a fan of the latter team; not of rugby). His verdict:...