Manchester United may not be smiling as much lately, however, after their new deal with mean sports brand Nike, they may be able to turn that frown upside down.
UK newspaper, The Daily Mail, has revealed that Manchester United has just signed a mammoth 600-million pound deal with Nike, which will see the company be the official Manchester United kit sponsor for the next 10 years.
The amount is obviously mammoth. It is also almost three times the amount that United were getting from Nike up until now.
The club will now receive a staggering 60-million pounds per season from the American-based Nike Group. Times this then by 10, and you have that massive 600 million figure in front of you. (more…)
Last night, Bafana Bafana took on Brazil in a friendly game at the FNB stadium in Soweto. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Bafana’s best performance ever. In fact, it was probably one of their worst.
The South African national side lost the game 5 – 0. And needless to say, left the field with copious amounts of egg on their face.
However, one South African that did not leave the stadium feeling embarrassed or sad, was one (terribly cute) 8 or 9 year old boy. The boy, who was all decked out in a Springbok jersey, decided that after the game, he would go meet his hero. The only problem is, his hero is Brazilian star striker Neymar, and he was still on the field. (more…)
In one of the biggest shockers of the year, Proteas captain, Graeme Smith, has announced that he is retiring from all forms of cricket.
Smith will take his final bow at the end of the current 3rd Test against Australia at Newlands. In his statement, Smith said that he would like to retire at Newlands, as it is a very special place for him that he has called home for the past 18 years.
Smith informed his team mates of his decision on Monday after the close of play at Newlands.
While many South Africans and international cricket fans alike will be shocked, and even saddened, by Smith’s decision, the 33-year old does have some reasons. (more…)
Just as we’ve thought we’ve seen the last of his prowess, Swiss tennis star Roger Federer pulls the rug out from under out feet.
On Saturday, Federer proved to fans and critics alike that he still has that X-factor by winning the Dubai Championship in a tough match against his rival, Tomas Berdych.
Federer took the crown with a stunning score of 3-6, 6-4 and 6-3. This makes it the sixth win at Dubai for Feddy, and the look on his face just proved how much this win meant to him. (more…)
Now that the 2014 Super Rugby season is in full swing, we thought we’d bring you a little reminder go how great Super Rugby is – and of course to get you super excited for this season!
Rugby HQ always brings us the best in video compilations, and their compilation of the best rugby plays of the 2013 Super Rugby season is just as impressive.
The video includes many great moments; from the best tries to the biggest hits, this video really gets you pumped for the new Super Rugby season. (more…)
Bafana Bafana, and their gear sponsor, Nike, revealed the national team’s new kit today. And we must say, it’s rather classy.
The all white kit will make it’s debut at Bafana’s much anticipated international friendly against Brazil next Wednesday. This kit will now be the team’s official away-kit for the remainder of the 2014 season until it’s end in 2014.
The kit, which is pure, simple and beautifully designed, is a limited edition kit – so no doubt getting your hands on a shirt will be a valuable investment in the future.
It features the SAFA logo as well as a Protea emblem on the front, with a small embroidered South African flag on the back of the shirt.
What are your thoughts on Bafana’s new gear? Yay or nay?
Source: Sowetan Live
If you are a cricket fan in any way, you were probably glued to your TV screen this weekend.
Day 4 of the second test between the Proteas and the Aussies proved to be quite an exciting finish which I don’t think too many expected – and with a result that surely made every South African, cricket fan or not, really happy, especially after what went down at Centurion only a few days earlier.
Day four started with a sense of expectation, South Africa being in a very commanding position had a tough call to make. Skipper Graeme Smith had to calculate what he felt was a comfortable total plus the amount of time they would require to bowl the Aussies out, what made the decision even more difficult was the forecast for the final day – 90% rain. (more…)