Sazi Hadebe Sports reporter

Sazi Hadebe is passionate about writing about SA football and has done it for more than 20 years. He's the former editor of Isolezwe (between 2012 and early 2016). Other than football, he follows almost all other sports and local news and events around the world. He's in his second stint as football writer at the Sunday Times and was part of the the team that broke the Operation Dribble story, a referee scandal in SA football, in 2004. The story won him an SAB Sports Award, alongside Kgomotso Mokoena, in 2005.

Sazi Hadebe Sports reporter
Orlando Pirates dish it out against SuperSport United

November 1 2016 is a date Orlando Pirates diehards would like to forget.

Sazi Hadebe Sports reporter
Sibulele Holweni raises the bar at Banyana Banyana

Sibulele Holweni does everything with a broad, honest and absorbing smile.

Sazi Hadebe Sports reporter
Pirates beat SuperSport to go top of the table

November 1 2016 is a date Orlando Pirates diehards would like to forget. Not just for a moment, but forever.

Sazi Hadebe Sports reporter
SAZI HADEBE | Bafana, pull your finger out or you’re not Ghana be going to ...

The national team’s players need a lesson in self-motivation or their Afcon 2022 dream will become a nightmare

Sazi Hadebe Sports reporter
Bafana Bafana closing in on Afcon qualification

For the entire first 45 minutes and a bit, Bafana Bafana were very good in playing ping-pong.

Sazi Hadebe Sports reporter
Banyana Banyana: South Africa's Cosafa queens

The fact that Banyana Banyana were able to record a fourth Cosafa Women's Championship in a row is testimony to the wits of their irrepressible coach ...

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Banyana can only improve if they test themselves against the best

The national women’s team need far better preparation for continental and global tournaments

Sazi Hadebe Sports reporter
Bloem Celtic send United packing in MTN8 semi

Victor Letsoalo's 50th-minute goal took Bloemfontein Celtic to a second successive cup final as they dumped SuperSport United out of the MTN8 at ...

Sazi Hadebe Sports reporter
Lack of local shot-stoppers is shooting SA soccer in the foot

A seeming lack of local talent is seeing PSL clubs rely more and more on foreigners

Sazi Hadebe Sports reporter
Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki is unfazed by all the brouhaha

Pressure, what pressure? Beef, what beef? Control, huh, what control?

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