Banyana Banyana celebrate qualifying for the World Cup after beating Mali 2-0. Please fill up OR Tambo when they return home. They have earned it, says the Sports Sangoma. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Heita hola, zithini bafethu (what’s up gents!)

I’m gonna stop with the subtitles soon. Those who don’t know the Sangoma lingo by now, you better ask somebody!

We’ve been at this for too long now – and, unlike some highly paid experts, we don’t take holidays when there is no rugby on the go.

Sizenza zonke – we do it all!

Especially when the biggest sport on the planet is serving the weekly goodies. Mzansi, La Liga, English Premier League... how could you not have a word about all that madness!

Anyway, birds of a feather do not punt together.

Laat ons gaan! A shout-out and well done to Aphiwe Dyantyi is due... what a guy! Such a humble human and, as for the speech he delivered at the World Rugby Awards the other day, in front of Monaco and Zulu royalty in our Princess Charlene... priceless.

We might not be perfect as a country, but we keep popping up all over the world, representing.

The flyer known as ‘Stud’ was bestowed with the ‘breakthrough player of the year’ and, dare I say it, he may break Brian and Jonah’s record koJapan ngo2019!

This is the Sangoma’s real juice from my ancestors, for my followers and believers.

On to the Sevens Rugby in Dubai, where the Blitzboks are looking the business this weekend. The Sangoma was last there in 2013, and even Durban humidity ain’t got nothing on that tandoori oven. Kuyashisa!

The Boks also play today – oh, askies, Rassie se Baabaas are in action against the Argentinians. Hopefully, the change of jersey will emancipate the manne, and we see a bunch of tries.

If you see a punt for total match points, go over! That is what exhibitions are supposed to be about.

Then, in European footy action, there are boss games today. But the real sauce is tomorrow’s Super Sunday bangani bami.

The Gooners are hosting the north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur. This is going to be a pearler, kids, with two sides that are in their groove at the minute.

As a proud Gooner, it hurts me to say I fear the Spuds have turned a corner, and may sneak the three points. They’ve just chowed Chelsea, which makes it even worse.

I’d pay for a point, but I see goals and some late pain. Eish... kunzima!

Then, Sunday dinner has a Merseyside derby on the go with the Scousers looking to chomp on the Toffees.

The men in blue are looking tidy, but Liverpool are hurting after being shibobo’d by Neymar and company midweek. Expect Mo Salah to dala...

Eboleni laseMzansi, those black and yellow zebras are visiting Lamontville. The bookies will tell you that Chiefs will do the business at their home away from home. Listen to them.

Also back Sundowns and Benni’s City to win away, while Bhakabhaka will continue the revival of The Bones.

Sorry, speaking of iDiski, can we please toast our ladies, our flag-bearers and our World Cup-bound sistaz!

Corporates are sleeping on these heroines, but busy sponsoring mediocrity. Banyana Banyana have been an absolute treat in Ghana, and the cherry on top would be them beating Nigeria and taking the whole loot!

Please fill up OR Tambo when they return. They have earned it.

Finally, there is a proper ding-dong on Sunday morning! The Sangoma has been fielding calls from near and far on this one. It’s the heavyweight rumble at the Staples Center. That is no typo – It’s how the Yanks spell.

Andrew Els, all the way in Blighty from Prince’s Grant, let’s make those pounds, bugger! We can’t be eating bread and water until Christmas!

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury, it’s the Bronze Bomber (interesting name) against the Gypsy King!

There is pressure to call this bout, but that is why we (almost) get the big bucks!

Wilder has to drop big Tyson before the 8th round, because that Manc could jab at him all night. If you don’t know, just ask Klitschko!

That all being said, Wilder has to win this to set up the 2019 humdinger against Anthony Joshua.

So, Sangoma says Deontay will come up Trumps, like Donald!


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