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James Freemantle

James Freemantle is a fanatical football supporter fascinated by facts & figures that make the beautiful game such a joy to watch. He's a long-suffering Arsenal and Ajax Cape Town fan. He has worked in a digital marketing environment in the past but slowly gravitated towards football writing in the last five years where he has experience in social & editorial content strategy. One of the first highlights of his writing career was co-authoring Suzelle DIY's book. In his spare time, James plays tennis (badly) and is an avid trail runner, hiker and beach-goer. He also believes that ice-cream is a food group.

PSL is back! When are Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates playing?

By James Freemantle 01-08-23 11:39

We are just three days away from the start of the new PSL campaign. Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and all 14 other sides will be in action this weekend. ALSO READ: Pirates coach Riveiro comments on his new players PSL OPENING WEEKEND SCHEDULE Friday 4 August Sekhukhune vs Sundowns (730pm) Saturday 5 August Golden Arrows […]

Kgaogelo Sekgota

Just in: Stellenbosch sign Kaizer Chiefs winger

By James Freemantle 01-08-23 11:09

Stellenbosch, still buzzing after their top eight finish in the league last season, are close to sealing a deal for Kaizer Chiefs winger Kgaogelo Sekgota. ICYMI: Chiefs finally have their Njabulo Blom replacement BREAKING: Kaizer Chiefs seal major midfield signing – Report STELLIES SIGN SEKGOTA According to reports via SABC Sport, 26-year-old Kgaogelo Sekgota should be a […]

Caleb Bimenyimana

Caleb Bimenyimana set for a shock lifeline at Kaizer Chiefs

By James Freemantle 31-07-23 10:49

About three weeks ago, if you’d said Caleb Bimenyimana could start for Kaizer Chiefs against Chippa, people would call you crazy. HMMM: Who is winning the window? PSL DONE DEALS: Recapping each and every major transfer KAIZER CHIEFS INJURY CRISIS OPENS THE DOOR FOR CALEB? The Glamour Boys chalked up consecutive 1-0 defeats, to Yanga and Township […]

Kaizer Chiefs managerial shortlist

Maritzburg star is rejecting Chiefs and Pirates for MLS offer

By James Freemantle 25-07-23 10:22

Maritzburg star Karim Kimvuidi looks set to reject the overtures of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in favour of a switch to the MLS. TEAM NEWS: Five Amakhosi players currently SIDELINED with injuries KIMVUIDI HEADING STATESIDE, SPURNING KAIZER CHIEFS AND ORLANDO PIRATES? According to a report on SoccerLaduma, talented 21-year-old Congolese star Karim Kimvuidi is wanted […]

Thapelo Maseko

Mamelodi Sundowns announce signing of PSL teen sensation

By James Freemantle 18-07-23 11:36

Mamelodi Sundowns have officially announced the signing of in-demand PSL teenager Thapelo Maseko from SuperSport. ICYMI: Cassius Mailula: Salary at new MLS club revealed SUNDOWNS ANNOUNCE MASEKO The signing of 19-year-old Thapelo Maseko is a coup for the Brazilians who had to reportedly fight off interest from clubs in Belgium. Maseko scored four DStv Premiership goals […]

Orlando Pirates Bafana Bafana

Orlando Pirates make shocking decision to release striker

By James Freemantle 17-07-23 19:07

Orlando Pirates have released Terrence Dzvukamanja to SuperSport, according to reports. ICYMI: Chiefs poised to swoop for troubled ex-Orlando Pirates star DZVUKAMANJA HEADING FOR MATSATSANTSA Zimbabwean striker Terrence Dzvukamanja hit form at the back-end of 2022-23 for Pirates, notably scoring in the Nedbank Cup final deep into stoppage time to secure the trophy. Therefore, it’s a […]

Kaizer Chiefs legend Mathoho training with new PSL club

By James Freemantle 14-07-23 09:15

The Kaizer Chiefs squad churn has been comprehensive this season with seven senior players already having left the club. Now, the departed Erick Mathoho has seemingly found a new club. BREAKING: Latest Kaizer Chiefs news bulletin BENNI: The rabbit food diet of 2011 KAIZER CHIEFS EXODUS Chiefs have let go of Eric Mathoho, Siyabonga Ngezana, Phathutshedzo Nange, Cole Alexander and Austin Dube while […]

Benni McCarthy Manchester United Kaizer Chiefs

Benni McCarthy’s rabbit food diet back in 2011

By James Freemantle 13-07-23 14:17

Former Orlando Pirates, Blackburn and Porto striker Benni McCarthy scaled many highs and lows in his illustrious playing career, facing plenty of unnecessary criticism of his weight. ICYMI: Three Springboks giving Jacques and Rassie a selection headache GOAT? Full list of the Man United coach Benni McCarthy’s achievements BENNI MCCARTHY AND HIS WEIGHT STRUGGLES Benni McCarthy has […]

Wimbledon July 12

Wimbledon: Order of play and major matches on July 12

By James Freemantle 12-07-23 11:57

Wimbledon is at the quarterfinals stage. Here is today’s order of play and some of the highlighted matches with Carlos Alcaraz the top of the bill. MACHINE: Mind-blowing Novak Djokovic stats that can’t be true WIMBLEDON ORDER OF PLAY: 12 JULY 2023 ALCARAZ TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN THE QUARTER-FINALS Carlos Alcaraz and Holger Rune played doubles […]

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Kaizer Chiefs target told he’s not wanted by current PSL club

By James Freemantle 12-07-23 10:37

Kaizer Chiefs will be on red alert after Gabadinho Mhango was told he’s surplus to requirements at AmaZulu. ICYMI: Three replacements for Khama Billiat MTN8: Everything you need to know MHANGO ON THE MARKET? According to popular and reputable ITK source UnplayableZA, Mhango is no longer part of AmaZulu’s plans for this coming season. AMAKHOSI: Friendly fixture confirmed […]

Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates

MTN8: Who are the most decorated teams in the competition?

By James Freemantle 12-07-23 08:28

Orlando Pirates will hope to defend their MTN8 crown this season, but Kaizer Chiefs are still the most decorated team in the competition’s history. NOT A PRETTY PICTURE: Summing up Billiat MTN8: Everything you need to know MTN8 AROUND THE CORNER Orlando Pirates won their 11th MTN8 title last term in Jose Riveiro’s first season in charge […]

Duane Vermeulen Springboks retiring

Three Springboks giving Jacques and Rassie a selection headache

By James Freemantle 11-07-23 18:10

The Springboks face New Zealand on Saturday with a much-changed team from the one which dispatched Australia 43-12 in Pretoria on Saturday. Can Manie Libbok and Kurt-Lee Arendse put up their hands for regular starting berths at 10 and 11 respectively? ICYMI: Have the Boks identified World Cup bolter? SPRINGBOKS FLEXING THEIR DEPTH Not so long […]

Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates

MTN8: Everything you need to know as Kaizer Chiefs seek revenge

By James Freemantle 11-07-23 16:38

The MTN8 kicks off another top-flight South African football season and it’s not far off now. Here’s all you need to know with Kaizer Chiefs looking to avenge some of last season’s pain. WOW: Will Billiat commit the ultimate sin and move to Orlando Pirates? MTN8 LINEUP THROWS UP EXCITING CLASHES The MTN8 is the season’s […]

Khama Billiat Kaizer Chiefs

Open letter to Chiefs star Khama Billiat: We need to chat

By James Freemantle 11-07-23 10:41

Khama Billiat has enjoyed a stellar career in top-flight South African football, but his Kaizer Chiefs tenure hangs in the balance and threatens to tarnish his fine legacy. LION OF JUDAH: Percy Tau to the Premier League? BILLIAT’S PSL CAREER IN A NUTSHELL BILLIAT AT AJAX The young Zimbabwean was an electric prospect who even earned […]

Wimbledon key matches

Wimbledon: Key matches on 6 July

By James Freemantle 06-07-23 11:33

Wimbledon 2023 is underway in London and we’re into the fourth day. Today’s order of play features Wimbledon 2023: Mind-blowing Novak Djokovic stats that can’t be true Wimbledon: Is this the coldest celebration in tennis history? ANDY MURRAY VS STEF TSITSIPAS HEADLINES DAY 4 Last on centre court today is a mouthwatering clash between two-time Wimbledon champion […]

DStv Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs and Sundowns to battle for bargain of the century

By James Freemantle 05-07-23 13:59

Kaizer Chiefs will still be quietly confident they can lure Thulani Serero to Naturena although Sundowns are also reportedly keen. ICYMI: Chiefs management issue cryptic update on Khama Billiat ICYMI: Huge twist in the future of Ibraheem Jabaar SERERO BEING WATCHED BY KAIZER CHIEFS AND SUNDOWNS Serero has spent a total of decade in the Netherlands and […]

Novak Djokovic stats

Wimbledon 2023: Mind-blowing Novak Djokovic stats

By James Freemantle 04-07-23 10:51

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is aiming to win his fifth crown in a row at SW19. Here’s that and other insane stats the Serbian currently boasts. ICYMI: Is this the coldest celebration in tennis history? MIND-BLOWING NOVAK DJOKOVIC STATS AT WIMBLEDON Novak Djokovic is currently ranked Number 2 in the world but not many would […]

Elena Rybakina Wimbledon celebration

Wimbledon: The coldest celebration in tennis history?

By James Freemantle 04-07-23 10:25

When Elena Rybakina won Wimbledon in 2022, she celebrated with such nonchalance that it basically broke the internet. WIMBLEDON: Who is playing on 4 July? WIMBLEDON: Full order of play on 4 July COLDEST CELEBRATION IN WIMBLEDON HISTORY? The internet went nuts over Rybakina’s apparent non-celebration, which has become her signature after winning matches. Even matches as […]

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