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Bloemfontein Celtic Crowned MultiChoice Diski Challenge Champions

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Bloemfontein Celtic claimed their maiden MultiChoice Diski Challenge title after a thumping 3-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa on Saturday.

Phunya Sele Sele came into the tie needing to avoid a loss at all cost in order to walk away with the trophy.

Abram Nteo’s young charges went into the break deadlocked at 1-1, but came out all guns blazing in the second stanza with two more goals to put the tie to bed.

It was a closely-contested championship race with SuperSport United, Cape Town City and Polokwane City all in the running for the title but it was the side from the City of Roses that held their nerve to come out on top in their match.

The Free State-based outfit ended the MDC campaign with 10 wins, two draws and just three losses.

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Former Kaizer Chiefs Goalkeeper Arthur Bartman Dies At 46

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Former Maritzburg United goalkeeper coach Arthur Bartman has passed away at the age of 46, his club confirmed via social media.

“The club has learnt with sadness of the passing of former goalkeeper coach‚ Arthur Bartman.

“Prayers and thoughts go out to the Bartman family during this time. You will always be a part of the Team of Choice‚” said the club in a statement on Twitter.

It’s not yet known at this stage what the case of death was.

At the time of his death, Bartman had a career spanning over a decade, playing for no less than 15 clubs including African Wanderers, Moroka Swallows and Chiefs.

He was to celebrate his 47th birthday on March 26.

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UEFA Champions League Draw: Man City vs Tottenham, Liverpool play Porto…

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The UEFA Champions League offered some mouthwatering quarter-final clashes following the draw at the UEFA Headquarters  in Nyon on Friday.

With a new champion set to be crowned in May after holders Real Madrid were dumped out in the last 16 by an inspiring young Ajax Amsterdam outfit, this now sets out a real chance for at least six teams who have already tasted success at this level to once again add this prestigious trophy to their cabinets.

Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have been pitted against each other in an all-English Champions League quarter-final.

Manchester United take on Spanish giants Barcelona, while Liverpool will square up against Portuguese champions Porto. Ajax and Juventus meet in the other tie.

United have been forced to play their first leg tie at Old Trafford because both they and City cannot play in Manchester on the same evening.

The winner of the City and Spurs tie will take on either Ajax or Juventus in the semi-final.

Winners from the United and Barca clash will then go on to face the team that progresses between Liverpool and Porto.

The first legs will be played on April 9 and 10, the second legs on April 16 and 17.

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Real Madrid Confirm Zinedine Zidane Reappointemnt After Sacking Santiago Solari

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Real Madrid have confirmed the appointment of former manager Zinedine Zidane following the sacking of Santiago Solari, with the French legend signing a contract until 2022.

Los Blancos decided to remove Solari as first-team coach following the club’s disastrous UEFA Champions League exit at the hands of Ajax Amsterdam last week.

Solari’s job came under serious threat following Real’s 4-1 loss at home to Ajax which was followed by back-to-back El Clasico defeats against Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu as they crashed out of the Copa Del Rey and fell 12 points behind their fierce rivals in La Liga.

Zidane’s first game back at the club will be at the Santiago Bernabeu against Celta Vigo on Saturday.

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