IMan City igaqele isicoco sesibili

Lubhalwe nguDylan Bettencourt
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I-Manchester City izoba nethuba lokuthola isicoco sayo sesibili kwezintathu uma kwenzeka iwine kowamanqamu we-FA Cup ngoMgqibelo.

Okumi endleleni yabo izimbangi zabo i-Manchester United ezozimisela ukuvimba umqeqeshi we-Manchester City uPep Guardiola.

Ngemuva kokuwina i-Premier League kusasele imidlalo embalwa njengoba i-Manchester City isalinde umdlalo wamanqamu we-FA Cup kanye nowamanqamu we-Uefa Champions League lapho ezobhekana khona ne-Inter Milan ngemuva kwesonto.

Ngaphandle kokungabaza ukuwina izicoco ezintathu kuzovikela isimo se-Manchester City njengelinye lamaqembu ebhola ahamba phambili emhlabeni.

Ukuwina izicoco ezintathu akuvamile futhi akukaze kwenzeke eqenjini lase-England kusukela ngesikhathi ziwinwa i-Manchester United ngonyaka ka-1999/2000.

Ngemuva kwekhefu lesonto womabili amaqembu azobe ephumule kahle ngaphambi komdlalo wamanqamu.

I-Manchester United izongena kulo mdlalo inogqozi oluningi njengoba lona kuwumdlalo wayo wokugcina kule sizini kanti i-Manchester City izobe icabanga ngomdlalo wayo wamanqamu we-Champions League.

I-Champions League iyona edingwa i-Manchester City kakhulu futhi kuzobonakala ngokuhamba kwesikhathi ukuthi lokho kuba nomthelela yini ekusebenzeni kwayo. Kodwa ithuba lokuwina izicoco ezintathu ngokwethemba uGuardiola kuzoqubula umlilo eziswini zabadlali be-Manchester City.

I-Wembley izoba inkundla ezothwala abalandeli abangu-90,000 kowamanqamu weligi yaseNgilandi kule sizini kodwa umbuzo uthi yiliphi iqembu lase-Manchester elizowina?

Lo mdlalo uzokhonjiswa bukhoma esiteshini se-DStv 203 ngehora lesine ntambama ngoMgqibelo.

➤ I-Currie Cup okungumqhudelwano abalandeli bebhola lombhoxo abawuthandayo abaphinde bawuzonde uzoba nemidlalo ethile ebalulekile ngempelasonto. Nakuba abalandeli bengenaso isiqiniseko sokuthi bayayithanda yini i-Currie Cup abadlali abasenkundleni abanakho ukungabaza.

NgoLwesihlanu, amaBulls azofuna ukuhamba namaphuzu amahlanu uma esedlala neGriffons emdlalweni ozobe use-Loftus Versveld (ngo-5.05 pm) futhi empeleni lowo mdlalo usuphelile.

Kodwa kuningi okufanele sikubheke kweminye imidlalo emithathu yangempelasonto. Nakuba iGriquas isemsileni etafuleni, kuningi okufanele ikwenze uma izokwamukela iWestern Province e-Kimberley (ngehora lesithathu ntambama) ngoLwesihlanu kanti iWestern Province izofuna ukubeka ngemuva ukuhlulwa kweStormers ibhekene neMunster ngokuwina lo mdlalo. Kuhlezi kumnandi ukubuka i-flyhalf yeGriquas uma kudlala uTinus de Beer.

NgoMgqibelo, iPumas izobhekana neFree State e-Nelspruit (ngehora lesithathu ntambama). Ngaphandle kokuthi lamaqembu amabili adinga amaphuzu ukuze aqhubeke nokudlala kwi-Currie Cup, kukhona ukuziqhenya okusengcupheni eqenjini likaJimmy Stonehouse kanye nabase-Bloemfontein.

Kuzothokozisa ukubuka uRuan Pienaar kungakhathaliseki ukuthi uyi-scrumhalf yini noma i-flyhalf kanye nomdlali wasemuva wePumas uDevon Williams.

Okungenzeka kube umdlalo ongcono kakhulu ngempelasonto yilapho amaSharks ezokwamukela khona amaLions eThekwini ngoMgqibelo (ngo-7.05 ebusuku). AmaSharks ebelokhu eba ngcono njalo futhi amaLions ebenesibindi sokulwa nalezi zinkinga (kanye nabaphathi bawo abozelayo) isizini yonke.

Yonke imidlalo izokhonjiswa bukhoma esiteshini se-DStv 201.

➤ Ngemuva kwe-Monaco Grand Prix ebigcwele isiphithiphithi ngendlela emangalisayo, i-Formula 1 izobuya nge-Spanish Grand Prix AT Circuit de e-Barcelona-Catalunya.

Umpetha uMax Verstappen uzobuyela kulo mjikelezo lapho awina khona lo mjaho okokuqala ngqa kanti imbangi yakhe eseduze uFernando Alonso ubuyela kule ndawo lapho agcina khona ukuwina i-Grand Prix.

Ngemuva komjaho oqinile nowezobuchwepheshe e-Monte Carlo abalandeli nabashayeli ngokufanayo bazokujabulela ukubuyela kule ndawo enesivinini esikhulu esinesikhala esiningi sokudlula.

Ithrekhi ishintshiwe ukuze inikeze ithuba elikhulu lokudlula.

Ingabe ukubusa kwe-Red Bull kuzoqhubeka noma kukhona omunye ozowela intambo kuqala?

Lo mjaho uzoqala ngehora lesithathu ntambama ngeSonto kanti uzokhonjiswa bukhoma esiteshini se-DStv 215.

Esithombeni esingenhla: I-Manchester Derby

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