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    Pentagon and Beyond

    Despite our CL final disappointment, we can't cry in the corner as we have another final to play and against our main domestic challengers this season.......... _____________________ We get one over Sundowns. Can we get the big prize though - the league title??
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    Pentagon and Beyond

    A first continental final for us (and myself) and it's against fellow South African's Orlando Pirates Heartbreak! Despite falling behind very very early we were much the better side but took an 82nd minute penalty to finally draw level. However Orlando hit us with an injury time winner to...
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    Pentagon and Beyond

    African Champions League - Quarter Final - _____________________________________________ SEMI FINAL The quarter final was effectively won after the first league. The semi final was end-to-end. Might have been more comfortable had we been able to keep 11 players on the pitch...
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    Pentagon and Beyond

    African Champions League - Group Stage - We cruise through the group stages. Could have played the reserve side in hindsight! ____________ The league looks like it is going to be a two horse race between ourselves and Sundowns However we have had to sell our best player to China...
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    Pentagon and Beyond

    The Champions League qualifier was interesting.... We eventually won 19-0 on aggregate. ________ I was developing a bit of a cup final hoodoo but we finally bag our first domestic cup as a manager... On top of that we have started the league campaign very well
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    Pentagon and Beyond

    We qualify for the African Champions League next season but fail to sustain our title challenge, not helped by having to sell our top goalscorer mid way through the season to China to ease out financial situation. The Champions League should boost our finances next season. With one or two good...
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    Pentagon and Beyond

    We continue with a solid season but it looks like Orlando Pirates may be too strong. We are running up hefty financial loses so we can close the gap to them by getting the chequebook out. Some old fashioned football management is needed. _______________________ This is basically the African...
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    Pentagon and Beyond

    Such is the nature of the South African league we had little to spend in the summer and so we enter the season with virtually the same team that finished 3rd last season. We start well enough as the team gels to a new tactical system... _________________ Before the year is out we reach a...
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    Pentagon and Beyond

    Our outstanding season didn't go unnoticed as I was headhunted by Bidvest Wits who finished 3rd in the top division. The wages, transfer budget and prospect of qualifying for the Champions League are too good to turn down.
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    Pentagon and Beyond

    2019/20 FINAL DAY With us at home and Ajax CT away I went into the final day confident of securing the title (and more importantly promotion). However I had no fingernails left by the end of the 90 minutes! We were cruising and it seemed inevitable that we would take the lead. That was...
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    Pentagon and Beyond

    With only two games remaining one of us blink... Advantage Tshakhuma going into the final day
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    Pentagon and Beyond

    Next up was a key clash between the top two... ...however we remain locked at the top.
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    Pentagon and Beyond

    You join me towards the end of my first season as a manager. Starting off unemployed in South Africa I soon got my first job offer (from a team I've never heard of), Tshakhuma. With a team predicted to finish fourth we have quickly exceeded expectations as we go toe-to-toe with Ajax Cape...
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    Pentagon and Beyond

    The Pentagon Challenge Most of you have probably heard of this challenge before. Named after the geometrical figure (not the building) with five sides. This challenge have you travel all over the world to challenge other teams for their regions biggest trophy. That means you have to win the...
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