Johannesburg - Chelsea’s upcoming game against Tottenham on Sunday could have a big bearing in the future of manager Graham Potter. Should Potter be sacked, the following are some bosses that the Blues could look towards. Mauricio Pochettino Pochettino has been out of work since parting ways with PSG. That decision can’t really be faulted since Deschamps led the team to glory in the 2018 World Cup, and followed that up with a runners-up finish in Qatar three months ago. ALSO READ: Struggling Chelsea hope visit to Spurs can kick-start their seasonLuis Enrique Enrique was sacked by Spain after their elimination by Morocco in the World Cup.
Durban — The IFP has suspended the AbaQulusi Local Municipality mayor and an Alfred Duma Local Municipality councillor for making questionable statements and after accusations of sex for jobs. One of the women – who claimed to have had sex with an IFP councillor in Alfred Duma Local Municipality – has laid charges of rape against him. The AbaQulusi deputy mayor is to act as mayor with immediate effect. The Alfred Duma Municipality councillor implicated in the audio clip is suspended with immediate effect from the party and is directed to take leave as a councillor with immediate effect. The Alfred Duma Municipality speaker is directed to ensure that service delivery is not adversely impacted in the affected ward.24 days ago IOL
But there was to be no fairy-tale ending to the amazing roller-coaster ride that South Africa has been on with the Proteas women’s team this past fortnight. Story continues below AdvertisementA first-ever Women’s T20 World Cup final was a mountain just too steep to overcome. Australia were once again crowned champions - the sixth time they have raised the trophy in the last seven attempts. But when the dust has settled, which may take some time, the Proteas should still look back on this World Cup with a degree of pleasure. Scorecard Australia: 156/6 (Mooney 74*, Ismail 2/26, Kapp 2/35) South Africa: 137/6 (Wolvaardt 61, Tryon 25)25 days ago IOL
Van der Merwe conceded a yellow card for a breakdown infringement close to the tryline, but the Lions won Glasgow’s subsequent lineout. Glasgow weren’t done yet, and they claimed a four-try bonus point themselves via flyhalf Tom Jordan and replacement loose forward Thomas Gordon. The home side tried to slow things down, but Glasgow went all out for the victory, only for scrumhalf Jamie Dobie to be tackled into touch by Lions wing Rabz Maxwane just short of the tryline. Points-ScorersLions 35 – Tries: Sanele Nohamba, Francke Horn, Manuel Rass, Edwill van der Merwe, Ruan Venter. Penalty: Lombard (2).26 days ago IOL
Cape Town - He was fortunate enough to survive the devastating earthquakes that struck Türkiye recently and he is now excited about the world premiere of his first “Xhosa Requiem”. After school he attended the University of Fort Hare where he studied for a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. Story continues below AdvertisementHe then became a transcriber of music for the Western Cape Choral Music Association. Jali also works as a singer, travelling the world with international entertainment company Umberto, based in Türkiye. SA Operatunity said they were delighted to announce the world premiere of Jali's “Xhosa Requiem”.26 days ago IOL
Overcome that challenge and the promised land of an ICC Women’s T20 World Cup semi-final awaits - most likely against old foe England on Friday. From thereon it becomes nosebleed territory with the prospect of a home Women’s T20 World Cup final at Newlands on Sunday looming. The excitement is nerve-tingling due to the potential impact it may have on future generations of South African women’s cricketers. “I think obviously being the host nation, there's always a little bit of extra pressure. Story continues below Advertisement“We're just trying to stay really focused on that and just keep focusing on our processes.1 month ago IOL
London - Son Heung-min produced the perfect response after being dropped as the South Korea forward came off the bench to seal Tottenham's 2-0 win against West Ham on Sunday. Son has struggled badly this season and his poor form convinced Tottenham's absentee boss Antonio Conte to axe him for the Premier League clash. Just 46 seconds had gone when West Ham went close through Jarrod Bowen, who hit a half-volley just wide. Tottenham struggled to find any rhythm as the half wore on and their first shot on target from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg drew sarcastic cheers from frustrated fans. Kane's superb pass took two West Ham defenders out of the game and Son's touch was perfect as he controlled deftly before slotting past Fabianski from 12 yards.1 month ago IOL
Jimmy Carter, at 98 the oldest living former president, has chosen to spend his final days at home in Plains, Georgia, in hospice care after a series of brief hospital stays, the Carter Center announced on Saturday. Story continues below AdvertisementFormer US President Jimmy Carter reacts as his wife Rosalynn Carter (not pictured) speaks during a reception to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary in Plains, Georgia, on July 10, 2021. Carter's tenure in the White House coincided with a difficult period, notably a stagnant economy that included high unemployment and inflation. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, US President Jimmy Carter and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin during the signing of the Camp David Accords in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 17, 1978. Picture: Courtesy Jimmy Carter Library/National Archives/ REUTERS Over time, Carter's reputation as a president has markedly improved.1 month ago IOL