Wed Aug 23 14:00:16 SAST 2017
 Jimmy   Manyi  was re-elected as president of the BMF. Pic: MARIANNE SCHWANKHART. 08/10/2009. © The Times.
Guptas sell The New Age and ANN7 to Manyi

The Guptas have agreed to sell their shares in The New Age newspaper and ANN7 channel to Lodidox‚ ow.

Abbubaker Mobara assigned to Bafana right-back

By Tshepang Mailwane | 2017-06-05 11:11:00.0

Despite doing well in central midfield for Orlando Pirates, Abbubaker Mobara will be used as a right-back in the Bafana Bafana team.

This is according to coach Stuart Baxter, who was impressed with Mobara's performances against Brazil at right-back for the under-23s at last year's Olympics in Rio.

Mobara, who made 26 appearances in all competitions for the Buccaneers, has even contributed with some goals as a midfielder, scoring two goals in the Nedbank Cup.

"I like Mobara as a player. I tried to sign him at one stage. I like him as a defender. I think in the PSL he can equip himself well in midfield.

"My spin on it is if he is going to be competing for a place, he has a better chance possibly as a full back and in an emergency at centre back," said Baxter.

"I saw him play against Brazil in the Olympics and he played well against Neymar. His one-versus-one defending was excellent.

"His calmness on the ball when he got into the opponent's half was also good, so I see him competing for a place there."

Mobara will compete with Kaizer Chiefs' Ramahlwe Mphahlele for a starting berth at right back for the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria in Uyo on Saturday.