Showing posts from May, 2020

Paul Rothmans Cup Dolezar one of the best foreign coaches to coach in SA

Who is Paul Dolezar? Paul Dolezar was once a coach of the mighty Amakhosi and Mamelodi Sundowns. In his short spells coaching in South Africa (SA) he managed to win the Rothmans cup 3 times, a league title with Mamelodi Sundowns , and in 2005 the SAA Supa 8  with Bloemfontein Celtic FC  which had not won a cup in 20 years. The late Serbian national began his playing career in Yugoslavia and then finished in France. Pavle Dolezar did not have a glittering playing career; he spent most of his playing career playing in the lower leagues.  He played as a left middle fielder throughout his career, and his greatest achievement as a player is when he helped  Proleter  gain promotion to the first division in Yugoslavia. He played for Yugoslavia national team; he played against the likes of France, Russia, and Bulgaria to name a few. Dolezar played all across Europe; France, Belgium, Yugoslavia, and in the Netherlands.  The Serbian had only one season of top flight football in the Eredivisie

Football leagues around the world abandon and resume leagues amid COVID-19 outbreak

Football federation around the world abandons leagues amid coronavirus outbreak; Why some declared their leagues null and void, while others have declared winners and some are resuming or planning to resume. Leagues abandoned and declared winners or final positions As of 16 May 2020, they are 8 (4 in Europe and 4 in Africa) major leagues around the world that have abandoned their leagues. These are countries that have either been hardest hit or have banned social gatherings in their country for months to come. As we all know all major leagues around Europe and some in Africa are due to end in June. Some players after June will be moving to other teams and leagues will be looking to start the new season in August 2020 . Belgium was the first to cancel their league on the 2 of April and declare Club Brugge as winners. However, the Jupiler Pro League had somewhat of an easy decision to make with 1 game left; Club Brugge was leading the log with 15 points. However, the Belgium lea

The effects of coronavirus on football

Novel coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic has affected all countries in the world. Currently, an estimate of 341 000+  people in the world has tested positive for coronavirus and 14 700+ deaths around the world according to the data from Johns Hopkins University. In football, the numbers of players that has tested positive have been low and there has not been a single fatality of a football player! In order to contain the virus, all major football leagues around the world have been shutdown. In fact, most soccer players in Europe that have tested positive for the virus have been found to be asymptomatic and none have been admitted to the hospital. The reason given by health officials is that football players are younger and healthier than most individuals in our societies. Current coronavirus deaths data show that older patients and those with chronic health issues are more at risk of death from the virus, said Dr Anthony Allwood. Summary Fatalities in Football Football Players T