What the papers say


THE CITY PRESSAccording a legal representative of First Division Inland Stream side Mpumalanga Black Aces, Grant Harold of Garlic & Bouffield Attorneys, the club has transcripts of a telephone conversation between FC AK owner Azziz Kara and goalkeeper Michael Babale, allegedly offering the player a bribe.

SUNDAY TIMESBernard Parker will head to Manchester City for trials at the end of the season as part of the link-up between the English Premiership club and Thanda Royal Zulu.

Ajax Cape Town rightback-cum-winger Bryce Moon could join compatriot Nasief Morris at Greek club Panathinaikos next season.

Mamelodi Sundons owner Patrice Motsepe has been in contact with the agent of Al-Ahly coach Manuel Jose about luring the three-time CAF Champions League winner to Chloorkop. At the same time, it has been confirmed that Trott Moloto will not be head coach next season.

SUNDAY TRIBUNEFifa president Sepp Blatter met with South African trade union leaders in Zurich on Tuesday and promised his organisation will do all in its power to ensure workers preparing South Africa for the 2010 World Cup will be treated fairly.

"Although Fifa is not the employer or the builder responsible for constructing the stadiums, it is well aware of its social responsibility in connection with the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and is also keeping an eye on it," he said.

THE SOWETANTop politician-cum-sports-administrator Joe Phaahla will leave the 2010 World Cup Local Orhganising Committee six months early to pursue ‘personal interests’. He has the blessing of sports minister Makhenkesi Stofile.