Danny Jordaan

When it comes to sports administrators, they don’t come more wily or experienced than Danny Jordaan. The former Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality was instrumental in ensuring that South Africa won the hosting rights for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and currently serves as President of the South African Football Association. As a member on the International Marketing Council, he understands the value that a solid AFCON campaign can have on our country’s image, and that players mus…

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Tiyani Mabunda

Strong religious convictions and professional sport do not always go hand-in-hand (just ask Australian rugby player, Israel Folau), and Tiyani Mabunda has himself faced the backlash of social media commentators. A staunch supporter of controversial Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Mabunda has previously credited the Malawian pastor for a turnaround in his fortunes on the pitch. Tiyani has been known to frequently heap praise on Bushiri during his numerous Man of the Match interviews in the PSL; a man …

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Ronwen Williams

Certain players appear destined for greatness, but before they reach the seemingly picture-perfect lifestyle of PSL superstars, decades of sacrifice have passed. Having left Port Elizabeth at the tender age of thirteen, Ronwen Williams adaptation to life in Tshwane wasn’t without proverbial bumps in the road. He’s previously admitted that a family tragedy tempted him to throw in the towel as a youth player, but these challenges have well and truly been the measure of the man. The ABSA P…

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Andre Arendse

An integral part of the AFCON winning team of 1996, Andre Arendse is well-versed in dealing with pressure on the international stage. The former Bafana Bafana shot stopper enjoyed a professional career of over 500 appearances, and his stoic temperament between the sticks led many to believe that Arendse was not one to share his sentiments. Now a goalkeeping coach for the national team, Arendse couldn’t help but express his delight in proving the doubters wrong, when an outstandingly brave…

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