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
Johnson believes Kaizer Chiefs’ youth products can step up to the plate

Kaizer Chiefs coach Cavin Johnson has faith the present generation have the potential to recerse the team’s nine-year trophy drought, specially if ...

Sazi Hadebe Sports reporter
‘You don’t do this job as an interim coach,’ says Johnson as things heat up at ...

Cavin Johnson says being an interim coach at Kaizer Chiefs doesn't make his job easier.

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‘We will rise,’ says optimistic Johnson amid gloom at Kaizer Chiefs

A phrase interim coach Cavin Johnson repeated many times as he faced media on Thursday was “we will rise”, amid the gloom at the Kaizer Chiefs ...

Sazi Hadebe Sports reporter
‘We have shown we can play with the best’: Ellis as Banyana eye big Nigeria tie

Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis is hoping to have her best and most experienced players when they take on old nemesis Nigeria to fight for one of ...

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Ribeiro hat-trick sees Sundowns complete double over AmaZulu

Mamelodi Sundowns are slowly but surely strolling to a seventh successive DStv Premiership title after striker Lucas Ribeiro scored a hat-trick to ...

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Milford FC keen to cut Chiefs out of Nedbank Cup

Milford FC coach and owner Xanti Pupuma, a medical doctor by profession, wants his NFD side to administer a clinical performance to cut Kaizer Chiefs ...

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Sundowns through to Caf Champs League last-eight

Mamelodi Sundowns have qualified for the quarterfinals of the Caf Champions Leagues for the sixth time in a row.

Sazi Hadebe Sports reporter
Why overseas clubs bypass Bafana players

Several agents have told the Sunday Times they are failing to break into big European leagues because they fall short of the criteria top clubs look ...

Sazi Hadebe Sports reporter
Sundowns into Caf Champions League quarterfinals with win in Mauritania

Mamelodi Sundowns have qualified for the quarterfinals of the Caf Champions League for the sixth time in a row.

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Pirates in Nedbank Cup's last 16 after beating amateurs Crystal Lake 6-0

Orlando Pirates kicked off their defence of the Nedbank Cup with a 6-0 trashing of amateur side Crystal Lake FC at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.