ALSO LAST MONTH…

Kick Off - - THE MONTH THAT WAS -

• Or­lando Pi­rates mid­fielder Ben Motshwari re­cov­ers from COVID-19 to re­sume light train­ing in early June.

• Benni McCarthy says he be­lieves Percy Tau could break his record of 31 goals for Bafana Bafana. The 26-year-old Tau cur­rently has nine goals.

• High­lands Park striker Peter Shalulile ad­mits the R30-mil­lion price tag the club has put on his head is mak­ing it dif­fi­cult for him to leave the club.

• Bid­vest Ser­vices CEO and Wits chair­man Alan Fain­man re­futes me­dia re­ports that the club could be sold.

• GladAfrica Cham­pi­onship log lead­ers Ajax Cape Town ex­tend the con­tract of veteran de­fender Rooi Ma­hamutsa to the end of July in the hope he can help them com­plete their pro­mo­tion push.

• Two Ben­fica play­ers were hos­pi­talised after the club’s team bus was at­tacked by an­gry sup­port­ers fol­low­ing a 0-0 draw to min­nows Ton­dela in their first match back on the re­sump­tion of the league, with Ger­many mid­fielder Ju­lian Weigl and Ser­bia winger An­drija Zivkovic treated.

• Su­perS­port United con­firmed the con­tract ex­ten­sion of re­serve goal­keeper Boalefa Pule un­til June 2023.

• Adi­das an­nounce they will end their £17.5-mil­lion (R372-mil­lion) spon­sor­ship with Me­sut Ozil after a rapid de­cline in for­tunes and con­tro­versy sur­round­ing the Arse­nal play­maker.

• Bafana Bafana and Rac­ing Stras­bourg striker Lebo Moth­iba has teamed up with P&P Sport Man­age­ment, the group led by Ital­ian agent Fed­erico Pa­s­torello. He joins the likes of Bel­gium in­ter­na­tional Romelu Lukaku and Sene­gal ace Keita Balde.

• Kaizer Chiefs and Zam­bia

leg­end Collins Mbe­suma has suc­cess­fully launched his foot­ball academy in his home­town of Luan­shya. The Univer­sity of Pre­to­ria striker has started his own academy and foun­da­tion as part of his ef­forts to re­pay his com­mu­nit.

• Mamelodi Sun­downs hand new five-year con­tracts to key play­ers Gas­ton Sirino and Thapelo Morena to keep them at the club un­til 2025.

• GladAfrica Cham­pi­onship side TS Sport­ing re­lease eight play­ers, in­clud­ing for­mer Or­lando Pi­rates and Bid­Vest Wits mid­fielder Si­fiso Myeni.

• Baroka FC an­nounce new one-year con­tracts for winger Tshediso Patjie and de­fender Ana­nias Geb­hardt.

• Paris Saint-Ger­main an­nounce the per­ma­nent sign­ing of 27-year-old Ar­gen­tine striker Mauro Icardi from In­ter Mi­lan.

ABOVE: Play­ers of Werder Bre­men and Wolfs­burg ‘take a knee’ prior to a Ger­man Bun­desliga match in sol­i­dar­ity with Black Lives Mat­ter protests across the United States over the death of Ge­orge Floyd at the hands of police. Go­ing down on one knee was first pop­u­larised by Colin Kaeper­nick dur­ing the na­tional an­them while play­ing Amer­i­can Foot­ball for the San Fran­cisco 49ers. He was even­tu­ally re­leased by the team after his move caused con­tro­versy.

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