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2022 World Cup Qualifiers: South African fans return to stadium to see team beat Ethiopia – Africanews English

South Africa soccer fans were excited to enjoy the beautiful game live from Soccer City in Johannesburg on Tuesday after 18 months of lockdown brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

A limit of 2000 free tickets were made available for vaccinated fans to watch their favourite team in a FIFA World Cup qualifier between the ‘Bafana Bafana’ and Ethiopia.

Joy Chauke encouraged fans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in order for more people to enjoy soccer at stadiums across the country, in the lead up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

However, not everyone who showed up for the game was able to watch their favourite team in action. A majority of Ethiopia soccer fans were turned away as they had failed to register for the free online tickets.

South Africa won the match 1-0 after Getaneh Kebede’s 11th minute own goal. a win that solidifies their top position in Group G. Ghana remains second place after the black stars win over last place Zimbabwe over the weekend.

“It was difficult for me to watch the games on the TV because I normally prefer to go to the stadium because there is a big difference when you watch the game on TV and you watch the game in the stadium. So I am happy to be here. It is the beginning of fun now- Sithembele Nkwali, a South Africa fan said.

For another fan Joy Chauke, this is about vaccination. “I am fully vaccinated (against COVID-19). That is why you are seeing me today here. I have my own tickets, so I am here to support (South Africa). Please go and vaccinate. Let’s vaccinate for us to be in the stadium, 100 per cent. Please, we want to be normal. So, for us to be normal, we have to vaccinate. Nothing else. Just vaccinate. Let us all vaccinate.”

At least 2000 fans were allowed to watch the bafana bafana match against Ethiopia on Tuesday according to the South Africa Football Association SAFA.

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Khama Billiat Breaks Wilfred Mugeyi's Record – New Zimbabwe.com

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KAIZER Chiefs forward Khama Billiat has become the top-scoring Zimbabwean player in the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) era after his record-breaking goal in his team’s 4-0 victory over Chippa United at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Billiat, who last scored for Chiefs in August, ended his goal drought with a 70th-minute strike and provided two assists for Keagan Dolly, who scored a brace in the match.

The 31-year-old Zimbabwe international’s goal took his tally to 92 goals in all competitions since joining Ajax Amsterdam from CAPS United 11 years ago.

More importantly, the strike meant Billiat has now overtaken his legendary compatriot Wilfred Mugeyi as the highest-scoring Zimbabwean in the modern PSL era, since 1996.

The now 52-year-old held the record for the most goals by a Zimbabwean player in South African football after netting 91 goals during his stints with Bush Bucks, Ajax Cape Town, and Free State Stars in the 90s and early 2000s.

After overtaking Mugeyi, Billiat, who also had a very successful five-year stint at Mamelodi Sundowns, now sits in sixth position on the list of the highest scorers in the PSL history.

The list is topped by ex-Bafana Bafana star Siyambonga Nomvete who scored 123 goals.

With 92 goals, Billiat is now just 12 goals away from overtaking Zambian legend Collins Mbesuma who is in fifth position with 103 goals.

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Former Orlando Pirates and Zambian soccer coach Milutin Sredojevic found guilty of sexual assault – NewsDay

Former Orlando Pirates and Zambian national soccer coach Milutin Sredojevic was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault and sentenced to three years behind bars, wholly suspended for five years, for each count.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Anelisa Ngcakani said that both sentences were wholly suspended for five years on condition that he is not convicted of a similar offence during the suspension period.

Sredojevic appeared in the Gqeberha Regional Court on Tuesday where he was convicted after a 39-year-old woman accused him of sexually harassing her during a Cosafa Cup tournament in Gqeberha on 7 December last year.

According to the NPA, the incident happened at Wolfson Stadium when the woman delivered coffee to Sredojevic and others.

News24 previously reported that the woman asked Sredojevic if he wanted sugar in his coffee and that he responded that he needed another type of sugar while pointing at the woman’s genitals. When the woman went back to the stadium to deliver coffee again, Sredojevic touched her buttocks.

The court granted Sredojevic leave to appeal the conviction.

In December, TimesLIVE reported that another sexual assault case against Sredojevic had been withdrawn.

A Johannesburg hotel cleaner accused him of sexual assault in August 2019.-News24

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Teenager breaks into police camp, steals car parts – NewsDay

BY NIZBERT MOYO

BULAWAYO police were caught off guard last month after a 16-year-old boy from Makokoba high-density suburb allegedly broke into Ross Camp police station and stole car batteries.

He was spotted by police officers selling the batteries together with his unnamed accomplice in Makokoba during police patrols.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident.

“On September 24 at around 8am, police received three cases of theft of car parts which occurred in Ross Camp, Bulawayo. At around 10am, police officers were on patrol and they saw two accused persons, the juvenile nicknamed “Scara” and another person selling batteries in Makokoba. The pair ran away after they were approached by police, leaving behind two batteries that were positively identified by the complainants,’’ Ncube said.

He said a manhunt was launched on October 11, leading to the arrest of the pair.  During investigations, the juvenile admitted stealing the batteries and also revealed that he had sold six of them.

In an unrelated incident, a 23-year-old man from Mahatshula has been arrested for attempting to kill his drinking mate after striking him with a brick on the forehead over a dispute about soccer matters at Sompisi shops.

Ncube confirmed the arrest of Talent Moyo (23).

“On October 10 at 8pm, the complainant and Moyo were drinking beer at Sompisi shops, Mahatshula while discussing soccer matters. The two had a misunderstanding about soccer matters. Moyo picked up a small brick and struck the complainant once on the left side of the forehead and he sustained injuries,’’ Ncube said.

He said the matter was reported to police the following day, leading to Moyo’s arrest.

Ncube said police recovered a blood-stained face brick near a braai stand at Sompisi Bottlestore, adding that the complainant was referred to United Bulawayo Hospital where his condition is said to be stable.

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