Velile Mnyandu

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Role:Senior Journalist

Articles Written: 775

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Bio:Involved in sports reporting since 1997, covering football, boxing, and Olympic sporting codes, with a passion for in-depth reporting. ‘Veza’ started out at CKI FM (Tru-FM) and previously worked within the SABC News Sports Division as well as SAFM. South African Sports Journalist of the Year in 2012 and 2018 Journalists’ Journalist of the Year, he has been to three FIFA World Cup final tournaments, five Africa Cup of Nations finals, and two Olympic Games. Currently Chairperson of the South African Football Journalists Association (SAFJA), he is also an authority on African football.

Bio:Involved in sports reporting since 1997, covering football, boxing, and Olympic sporting codes, with a passion for in-depth reporting. ‘Veza’ started out at CKI FM (Tru-FM) and previously worked within the SABC News Sports Division as well as SAFM. South African Sports Journalist of the Year in 2012 and 2018 Journalists’ Journalist of the Year, he has been to three FIFA World Cup final tournaments, five Africa Cup of Nations finals, and two Olympic Games. Currently Chairperson of the South African Football Journalists Association (SAFJA), he is also an authority on African football.

Articles By Velile Mnyandu

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SAFA plans to bid for the 2031 FIFA Women’s World Cup

The possibility of South Africa bidding to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup is back on the table.

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Significant changes mooted at Richards Bay, including strengthening the technical team

Richards Bay FC’s new sponsor, Phakwe Gas, has hinted that the club’s technical team could undergo significant changes ahead of the new season.

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Richard Bay FC score massive R60 million goal

Richards Bay FC have scored a massive deal with new commercial partners Phakwe Gas for Africa, who will sponsor the club to the tune of R60million for the next three years.

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SA Rugby’s plea to new Minister of Sports Gayton McKenzie

South African Rugby Union president Mark Alexander has pleaded with newly-appointed Minister of Sports, Arts, and Culture, Gayton McKenzie to immediately deal with the impasse in the running of school sports.

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Uncertainty about the African Football League in the 2024/2025 season

There’s still much uncertainty around the second season of the lucrative African Football League (AFL) tournament, just less than a month before the new Premier Soccer League (PSL) season gets underway.

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Yanga Boss: Nasreddine Nabi is going to need a lot of support and top-quality signings at Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs’ newly appointed coach, Nasreddine Nabi, is going to need a lot of support from the team to turn things around.

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Kaizer Chiefs regain Gauteng Engen Knockout Challenge title

Kaizer Chiefs youth coach and legend David “DVD” Mathebula helped the U-18 boys win the Gauteng leg of the Engen Knockout Challenge and will lead them to the Champ of Champs tournament in September.

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"I'm not happy, you can feel my emotion" - Pitso Mosimane on Rulani Mokwena

Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has expressed his sadness at the decision by his former club to release his successor and former assistant Rulani Mokwena.

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Shandre Campbell tipped to make it big in Europe

Having worked for seven years with South African teen sensation Shandre Campbell, SuperSport United Head of Youth Roscoe Krieling believes he’s destined for a highly successful career in Europe.