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This week’s soccer news

  • The marriage between Stuart Baxter and South African Football Association (SAFA) has ended with immediate effect. The Englishman announced his resignation amid uncertainty over his future with the national team. He called a private press conference Friday morning in Johannesburg. Many South Africans have called for a local coach to be appointed as Bafana coach, Molefi Ntseki has been appointed interim coach following Baxter’s resignation.
  • Bafana Bafana Forward Percy Tau joined Belgian side Club Brugge on a season-long loan from Brighton & Hove Albion. Tau also managed to score on his debut for Club Brugge on Saturday. Yesterday the club confirmed Tau has been registered for this year’s UEFA Champions League and is now in line to make his UEFA debut against Dynamo Kyiv.
  • Father of slayed Orlando Pirates Captain and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa’s, Samuel Meyiwa, passed away on the 29th of July in Durban after suffering from a stroke. For 5 years he pleaded with the Police to help the family find closure on his son’s senseless killing. Following the passing of Senzo’s father, Minister Bheki Cele said a special investigation team has been appointed to investigate the murder.
  • On Monday, Manchester United announced the signing of the world’s most expensive defender Harry Maguire with his move to Old Trafford from Leicester City as they paid 80 million Euros. While Romelu Lukaku was given permission to train with Anderlecht as he waits for a possible departure from Manchester United with reports claiming Inter Milan could be his new home.

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