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October 2016

Cometh the hour, where is the man?

SpolightAfrica - Current Affairs By October 27, 2016 No Comments

By Tafi Mhaka

“You spend the week before each game building the momentum of the group. As you do that, you transfer the responsibility from the coaches to the players but then an hour before the game, there is a fella up the front telling them what to do. I realised it just didn’t fit,” says Graham Henry, former New Zealand Rugby World Cup-winning coach, on why he gave up on giving pep talks, a favourite pre-game ritual of his for thirty years.

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Let’s raise a toast to no beer ads, no beer for U21s

SpolightAfrica - Current Affairs By October 21, 2016 No Comments

 

 

By Tafi Mhaka

Zack never stood a chance of escaping the misfortune he faced one ill-fated Wednesday night close to 18 years ago. Daniel, a friend of his, had invited him out for drinks at a popular nightspot. Mike, a mutual friend of theirs, tagged along as well. Daniel, who worked as a nurse in London, had come home on holiday for a few weeks, after many years abroad. He had bought home a small but pretty decent car for his mother.

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