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
‘We’re not respected at all,’ fumes AmaZulu coach Franco Martin about refs

‘It's such a pity this kind of a game, which was amazing for both teams, must be decided the way it was,’ Franco said

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‘I cannot tell you’: Riveiro on why Pirates suddenly enjoying avalanche of goals

Jose Riveiro was cagey on the reasons why Orlando Pirates have suddenly scored 11 goals in their last two games, including dumping AmaZulu out of the ...

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Pirates join Downs, Stellies in Nedbank Cup semifinals

Makhehlene Makhaula came back to haunt his former club AmaZulu FC as he, Patrick Maswangany and Kabelo Dlamini scored goals that put Orlando Pirates ...

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Mngqithi in pole position to coach Kaizer Chiefs next season?

Manqoba Mngqithi appears to be in the mix to coach Kaizer Chiefs next season but the team’s indecisiveness could still see Mamelodi Sundowns extend ...

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'We have to build winning mentality,' says Motshwari as Usuthu plan Pirates' ...

Ben Motshwari is looking forward to playing against his former club Orlando Pirates in a match that could change what's been an indifferent season ...

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‘We’re competing with a points machine’: Pirates coach Riveiro on Sundowns

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro has again effectively admitted there is nothing his team can do to catch runaway DStv Premiership leaders Mamelodi ...

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More officiating drama as Sundowns beat Spurs to stay on course for title

There was drama as runaway DStv Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns stretched their lead to 13 points with their 16th victory of the season, edging ...

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Banyana promise to overturn loss to Nigeria on way to Paris

Banyana Banyana striker Thembi Kgatlana and goalkeeper Kaylin Swart have vowed to reverse the 1-0 deficit against Nigeria and take Banyana to the ...

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Chiefs’ loss to Chippa makes top 8 finish unlikely

Intercontinental football is increasingly looking unlikely once again for Kaizer Chiefs next season as their poor form in the DStv Premiership took a ...

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Downs upbeat after reaching semis

Mamelodi Sundowns will need to improve every aspect of their game if they are to play in their first Caf Champions League final since their maiden ...