I want to make sure everyone knows about this – don’t give this con man money. Cosatu ‘not going to entertain an across-the-board wage freeze’, Politics Is Technology Boosting Athletic Performance of Elite Athletes? The medics and some administrators wear masks. Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? "Even back in the 1936 Olympics organised by Hitler, the winning athletes featured Adidas' three stripes on their shoes. AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. “I know Rantsi well, having recently sold Mohammed Anas to him. Various sporting codes have rallied behind Black Lives Matter. Kaizer Motaung promises to announce new Chiefs coach and other changes in the ... Bafana Bafana player arrested for drunk driving - released on R1000 bail. Like I said, I don't really want to get into this conversation because it may get very political.". 355 Followers, 151 Following, 36 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Rantsi Mokoena (@mokoenarantsi) “And like I said‚ it’s a really a political view. Shongwe said: “Tshepo smelled a rat when so-called Rantsi told him to deposit money for a flight to Bethlehem, as he knows there are no flights to that town. Mokoena said he had a “political view” on why football clubs were “not as well sponsored as rugby and cricket [franchises] are”. This is why it's important to take with a pinch of salt these moments in which the NFL, US Soccer and the English Premier League realise that black lives matter, Nascar finally banning the Confederate flag or the moment of silence observed at 8.46am every day of the golfing PGA Tour's Charles Schwab Challenge. South African Cricket Board All Out, So Who Will Step Up to Bat? “When you talk about sponsorship‚ Rantsi Mokoena does not have the confidence to go before serious boardroom people and speak English‚ and want their money‚” Mokoena said. The white supremacist who currently resides in the White House in the US tore into the players who took a knee alongside Kaepernick. HE PRETENDS TO BE AN AGENT BUT HE IS NO MORE THAN A CHEAP CROOK. While they are commendable moves and a step in the right direction, they mean nothing without action taken to dismantle the systematic racism that exists in sport across the globe. . Do football clubs bring these statistics with them making pitches? The usual "bench" is now occupied by a handful of members of the technical team. 'Bra Mike' left the Free State community and many sectors of the football fraternity in mourning when he passed away last month. "There's something like 500 players in the Premier League and a third of them are black, and we have no representation of us in the hierarchy, no representation of us in the coaching staffs. googletag.cmd = googletag.cmd || []; Business News There’s a con artist out there ready to cheat you out of your money. Free State Stars general manager Rantsi Mokoena has slammed corporate leadership of big companies in South Africa‚ who he says do not understand the value of sponsoring football clubs. "With these protests that are going on, it's all well and good just talking. “So we outsource these kinds of things. SIGN IN As much as sport brings joy, it's also a perfect detonator of hate because of its us-versus-them nature. There is a lot of systematic racism in who gets sponsored and who gets a lot of money. Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. “And football is seen to be a black sport‚ or consumed by the majority of SA’s population‚ which is black. To complete the process, please follow the instructions in the email we just sent you. Luckily Tshepo was too clever for him.”. "Meanwhile, if you give a white person the same job, you tell the white person they need one year to adapt, to know the country and the players. While the media calls on authorities to act on addressing racism, it must also look in the mirror and address the role it plays in souring divisions. “But perhaps I should just flip the coin slightly and ask you a question. Please try again later. "When a star takes his time tying his shoes, it's not slow fingers but sharp practice: he's showing off the Adidas, Nike or Reebok logo on his feet. Free State Stars general manager Rantsi Mokoena has slammed corporate leadership of big companies in South Africa‚ who he says do not understand the value of sponsoring football clubs. "The lack of equality of opportunity is prevalent in the sport sector. That's all we can do.". “I think we simply do not have representation in the boardroom as black people‚” Stars’ GM said. If Mabuza becomes acting president, there will be instability in the country – analyst, Politics This period is an opportunity for almost every stakeholder in sport to relook their actions and how they have fuelled racism. These findings "show bias from commentators who praised players with lighter skin tone as more intelligent, as being of higher quality and harder working than players with darker skin tone. Former Chiefs star Abel Shongwe is Matete’s agent and was shocked when his player told him of the con man. Stars boss slams SA corporates who don't see value in football. “It’s no secret that we’re looking to bolster the squad, but at this stage I cannot confirm nor deny anything. It’s not done by my uncle or my younger brother. Statistics show that returns to companies from football sponsorships dwarf those of all major sports in South Africa‚ including cricket and rugby. Tabloids are brilliant at creating the caricature of a black player who is flashy with money while his white counterparts make sound investment decisions. JOIN PREMIUM Mr Rantsi Mokoena, general manager of Free State Stars during the 2018 Nedbank Cup Training and media opportunity with Free State Stars at Free State Stars Academy, Bethlehem on 15 May 2018. “Certain things in the company are outsourced. Despite their words and the NFL's admission, Kaepernick remains an unemployed quarterback even though he can still hold his own in the sport. This stems in part from a systematic and racist assumption that black people cannot be trusted with positions of executive or financial power, one that also manifests itself in the lack of black representation in the judiciary, in business, in politics. Otherwise where else must we play? Thapelo Mokoena refuses to live in the shadow of his father. var googletag = googletag || {}; They are told, 'Don't worry, take your time.' "If Gauteng is the only province with the necessary facilities to host the teams, then let it be. READ: Khoza explains Gauteng's PSL 'bubble'. There are no supporters in the stands. Once they are on the pitch, there are no handshakes before kick-off because of the Covid-19 pandemic that has brought every sphere of life to its knees. Stars lost medical aid company Bonitas as a sponsor three years ago‚ and tried to sell the club as a result of the R12 million added annual financial burden that produced on the family-run club. There is still a lot that needs to be done to change the make-up of the sport's decision makers and managers. Their opponents in Saturday evening’s Nedbank Cup final at Cape Town Stadium – Maritzburg United‚ this season’s fourth-placed PSL team – have sustained themselves as a top-flight club without a shirt sponsorship for 12 seasons. Do they outsource to branding companies with connections in industry? The stances that English football have taken to "fight" against racism don't address the problem, they simply make those in power look as though they are doing something about it. And this process shouldn't be about doing things that look good on paper but amount to nothing in reality. “The corruption in South Africa is sickening. SIGN OUT. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

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