Kick Off - - The Month That Was -

• Ernst Mid­den­dorp is named the new head coach at Kaizer Chiefs, with Shaun Bartlett an­nounced as his as­sis­tant. • Eric Tin­kler and as­sis­tant Vin­cent Kobola are shown the door at Chippa United, as for­mer Black Leop­ards coach Joel Ma­sutha is roped in as in­terim coach with Tshepo Mot­soe­neng named his as­sis­tant. • Mamelodi Sun­downs, Orlando and Kaizer Chiefs safely their way through re­spec­tive CAF first round ual­i­fiers, while Free State Stars at the first hur­dle, go­ing 1-0 on ag­gre­gate to Mukura Vic­tory Sports. an­nounce a three-year deal with Turk­ish oth­ing brand D’S Da­mat. ational First Di­vi­sion duo FC and TS Galaxy ual­ify for the 2019 Ned­bank up Round of 32 for the first

time in their history. • Raja Casablanca are crowned 2018 CAF Con­fed­er­a­tion Cup Cham­pi­ons af­ter a 4-3 ag­gre­gate vic­tory over Con­golese giants AS Vita. • Ama­jita suc­cess­fully de­fend their Cosafa Un­der-20 Cham­pi­onship crown, beat­ing Zim­babwe 4-3 on penal­ties af­ter a 1-1 draw in the fi­nal. Phathut­shedzo Nange is named the re­cip­i­ent of the Septem­ber/ Oc­to­ber Absa Premier­ship Goal of the Month award, be­com­ing the first Black Leop­ards player to win the ac­co­lade. South African striker Lars Veld­wijk nets his sec­ond hat- trick of the sea­son for Dutch First Di­vi­sion club Sparta Rot­ter­dam in their 6-1 de­mo­li­tion of Almere City. Do­minic Isaacs is named new head coach at First Di­vi­sion club Cape Umoya United, with ormer coach Roger de Sa mov­ing into a man­age­rial role at the club.

The Baroka FC play­ers cel­e­brate af­ter the Lim­popo club se­cured the first top-flight tro­phy in their history, beat­ing Orlando Pi­rates on penal­ties in the 2018 Telkom Knock­out fi­nal.

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