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
Why AmaZulu players will have revenge on their minds when they tackle Chiefs

AmaZulu FC defenders Thembela Sikhakhane and Samkelo Mgwazela have not forgotten the controversial 1-1 draw they played against Kaizer Chiefs in a ...

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‘The ball refuses to touch the net’, laments Pirates coach Ncikazi

Orlando Pirates’ co-coach Mandla Ncikazi came up with an extraordinary description of his side's struggles in the DStv Premiership this season after ...

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Poor Orlando Pirates fail to take their chances against Arrows

Orlando Pirates continued with their indifferent league form when they played a 0-0 draw away to Lamontville Golden Arrows clash at the Princess ...

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Banyana Ba Style Champions League crown delights Banyana coach

“This is really huge for the country and I hope all the big teams, including Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, will see the need of joining Sundowns ...

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Results tough to come by for Pirates as they play to goalless draw at Arrows

Orlando Pirates continued with their indifferent DStv Premiership form playing to a 0-0 draw away against Lamontville Golden Arrows at Princess ...

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McCarthy wants AmaZulu to beat high-flying teams, starting with Stellenbosch on ...

AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy wants his side to beat top-placed teams like Stellenbosch, FC who they meet at the Danie Craven Stadium on Saturday, to ...

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SAZI HADEBE | Broos is on the right track but he can’t do it all himself

A strong, successful Bafana Bafana squad needs a supply line of quality players from Chiefs and Pirates

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Bafana Bafana gun for Ghana as chase for 2022 World Cup hots up

Bafana Bafana must avoid defeat against the Black Stars to go through to the next round of World Cup qualification.

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Ethiopia hold Ghana to 1-1 draw to give Bafana Bafana chance to qualify for ...

Bafana Bafana will have to win their match against Zimbabwe on Thursday to have a chance of winning Group G in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers ...

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SAZI HADEBE | Come on, Bafana, bring SA some happiness. You know you can do it

Neil Tovey, the only skipper to lead Bafana to silverware 25 years ago, says SA football fans are ‘hungry for happiness’