Independent Media's sports coverage has always been cutting edge. Whether it has been providing detailed analysis in the traditional newspaper format or the latest breaking news on its various digital platforms, Independent Media's fine team of sports writers have been right there on the touchline and in the change rooms of the country and the world's favourite teams.
They have now taken this one step further by providing extra value for its loyal subscribers with the launch of the quarterly Sport
The inaugural 64-page edition features a bumper 21-page FIFA World Cup extravaganza, with a special focus on the five African teams that are set to do battle in Russia this month.
“Independent Media prides itself on the tradition of high-quality sports writing and this inaugural Sport
magazine is a proud moment in our company’s history. In partnership with our experienced and talented magazine division, Sport
will provide subscribers of our premium morning newspaper titles with a memorable 2018 FIFA World Cup special edition, as well as superb writing on some of the most topical recent sport events,” said Jermaine Craig, head of the Independent Media Solutions Sport business unit, of the new publication.
“A must read is the great tribute to the mercurial AB De Villiers, as well as a look at South Africa’s current sprinting boom. This is an exciting new product offering we are confident will be well received and we have a few more special Sport
editions planned this year for our valued subscribers and advertisers,” said Craig.
The cover feature, expertly written by former professional footballer and vastly experienced correspondent, Rodney Reiners, takes a look at the freaks of footballing nature that are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup. It asks the question, for all their club feats, can they truly join the pantheon of real football greats such as Diego Maradona, Pele, Franz Beckenbauer and Zinedine Zidane if they don’t lead their country to World Cup glory?Sport
also pays tribute to recently-retired Proteas maestro, AB de Villiers and Bok legend, Bryan Habana.
edition would be complete without our critical rugby scribes’ coverage, especially with a new dawn
for the Springboks under coach Rassie Erasmus upon us.Sport
will be freely available to all subscribers of The Star, Pretoria News, The Mercury
and Cape Times
on 8 June.