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Bafana coach Hugo Broos targeting maximum points against Zimbabwe – TimesLIVE

“But first of all, for us it is to deal with Zimbabwe and I hope that my colleague (Ethiopia coach Wubetu Abate) will give a little present next month by beating Ghana to make things easy for us.”

Bafana played in front of about 2,000 fans and Broos said he would like to have more against Zimbabwe.

“With regards to the fans, we really hope that for the next game against Zimbabwe there will be more fans in the stands. This is because if you have a bad moment in the game and you have the fans behind you, they will back you and give you energy.

“In this game we had about 2,000 fans inside FNB Stadium and maybe by the time we take on Zimbabwe it will be 10 times more because that will definitely be fantastic for the players.”

Broos added he was glad that the two matches against Ethiopia were over, because they have very good midfielders.

“This was a game I was a little bit afraid of, because we knew that this is a very good team, especially in the midfield. We tried to neutralise them in the midfield but we did not really succeed.

“The danger was always there and it was very difficult for us to keep the ball. We suffered a little bit, but on the other side we could score on the set-piece, and it is something that we knew there would be possibilities for us.

“This is the most important thing, to have a win and stay first in our group after four games and this is what we wanted to achieve. We had an awful trip to Ethiopia last week but the boys were fantastic and their mentality was good.

“The trip to Ethiopia was still in the legs of the boys and you saw it in the match. We didn’t neutralise their good midfield and we suffered, but I can’t blame the players because they fought for 90 minutes and they wanted victory.”

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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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