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Award-winning journalist BBK is a senior writer at Sunday Times and sports presenter on Breakfast with Thomas on MetroFM.

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Let's move on and nurture our young ones

Safa must be aware that a new coach won't cure Bafana, who resemble a bed-ridden patient battling chronic ailments

Joke is on Safa suits, just reduce short list to two

SAFA should stop their stupid jokes and reduce to two the five-man short list from which they hope to select a replacement for the fired Pitiful Pitso Mosimane.

Goal avalanche will sweep away bad memories

TODAY marks a new dawn for Bafana Bafana. As they trot onto the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace pitch to play Ethiopia this afternoon, coach Pitso Mosimane and his men will begin a journey they hope will culminate in qualification for the 20th Fifa World Cup.

Think again, Slim Kat, and tough it out with the boys

BILLY Ocean sang: When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Moeneeb Josephs has re-written the lyrics. In Josephs's world it seems to be: When the going gets tough, the weak get quitting.

Season had highs and lows aplenty

NOW that the champs have been crowned and the chumps relegated, it is time to pose the question: how was this season compared to campaigns past?

Flair and African style? What a joke, coming from you, Stu

HEY Bra Stu. Welcome back down south, Wolverhampton lad. Congrats on being the Chosen One at Kaizer Chiefs.

Power-grabbers stymie hopes of Afcon success

THE fact that Safa felt a need to issue a statement about something they've dismissed as a green lie can only mean one thing: the lie is true.

Promising Downs' season turning into pie in the sky

MAYBE Mamelodi Sundowns should do themselves a huge favour and change their slogan.

Complacency dogs the progress of SA's pseudo stars

WATCHING the Mugeyi twins on the telly the other day hammered home a cold truth. William and Wilfred are the left-back and striker who hit these shores from Zimbabwe to star for Umthatha Bush Bucks 20 years back. They were reminiscing with their host about their life and time in the South African football fast lane.

Another imported palooka won't solve Amakhosi's problems

KAIZER Motaung would be stupid to scour the earth for another foreign palooka to take charge of Kaizer Chiefs.

Angered Celtic supporters vote with their feet

JIMMY Augousti needs to have his head read. Or better still, he should stop smoking his socks because they seem to have mind-altering effects.

Cool cucumber Komphela will be a major asset

SOME are cheering the impending move. Others are jeering it. Either way, an intervention was needed. Thank goodness the association has seen the light. Belated it may be, but better late than never.

Remember the past, but don't go back there, Bafana

YES, they've been rolling back the years by banging in goals. But no, I refuse to jump on the Bring Benni and Bhele Back to Bafana Bafana bandwagon.

Pitso gets a stay of execution

LIKE a patient on a life-support system, Pitso Mosimane is living on borrowed time. Or is it referee's optional time? One thing's for sure - there'll be no extra time.

Beefed-up strike force fizzles out

ONCE Bafana's foosball (table soccer) with Senegal was over in Durban, my mate and I went to Wembley - via a push of a remote button, of course.

Pitso not reading the game - again

Mosimane's mouthful shows he has little tact

Adopt five Ps or get your sorry butts kicked harder

Safa's silly suits' new year resolution must be to 'prepare properly to prevent poor performance'

So who will succeed Vlad at Naturena?

Vladdafi can still lead Chiefs to the title they crave. But that would still be his swan song

Dream makers can end the nightmare

Jordaan and Khoza must join forces for the good of the game at all levels

Safa's inept turkeys suck the joy out of festive season

High hopes for SA soccer when Nematandani and his chums were elected have turned to despair

Playing abroad a step too far for our young talent

Dreams of soccer superstardom crushed on the no-excuses playing fields of Europe

Embarrassing clause set to get the boot

Caf says it's too difficult to explain

Accolades will come if SA up the ante

None of the local players deserve a look-in at the awards being dished out by Caf

Give thumbs up

Time for clubs to realise local is lekker and ditch foreign chumps who masquerade as champs

Bobby's rant has the faithful in a rage

'Taugate' damage control only fans the flames

Man up Bro, the fans want a win

The devil is in the detail; you have to read that lousy fine print

Sharp knives to keep our soccer aspirations alive

Skinning Sierra Leone will avoid nightmare of another Afcon failure

Whiff of corruption, again

Money makes the world go round, they say.

Ajax still have that shine

What is to become of Ajax without Foppe de Haan?

Choose your words carefully, football star

What happened on 9/11 is important, but 9/12 is more significant.

SportFive devil wears dollars

To broadcast or not to broadcast. That is the million Zim dollar - or whatever currency tickles your fancy - question.

Banyana's coach is blessed

Joseph Mkhonza made me cry in April.

Bazooka gives Tso the Shakes

I don't know about you, but something has been bothering me for some time now.

Thulani shines at real Ajax

So Ajax Amsterdam played Brondby and beat the Danish side 3-0. Who cares? I hear you murmuring. You should care.

Let charity begin at home

Dear Dr Sokhela,