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The Citizen launches Phakaaathi as weekly newspaper

From hybrid to weekly standalone
The Citizen has announced that Phakaaathi will no longer be published as a hybrid newspaper. From Tuesday, 1 March 2016, it will be a standalone, weekly soccer newspaper.

Phakaaathi will be available every Tuesday in stores and from street sellers across Gauteng and most other provinces, excluding Eastern and Western Cape. The weekly soccer newspaper will retail at R2,70 and remain on-shelf in stores for a week until the following Monday.

Well-known sports writer and Phakaaathi editor, Jonty Mark: “We are really excited to launch Phakaaathi as a standalone weekly soccer newspaper from March 1. We hope to reward our loyal readers with the most informative, passionate and fun-to-read soccer newspaper on the market.”

Sixteen pages bursting with soccer news

Phakaaathi will continue to carry quality content across various editorial pillars:
  • On the Mark: Editor’s column
  • Latest news: Breaking news stories, reviews and previews, around South African football.
  • International pages: News from the European leagues, from the Barclays Premier League to La Liga in Spain, bringing readers up to date with how South Africa’s overseas-based players are getting on.
  • Mgosi: All the transfer news and other gossip from the week as well as our readers’ weekly views.
  • One on one: Profile of a player or coach making waves in South African football.
  • Youth watch: Profile of an up and coming player that fans should watch out for in the local game.
  • Midnight Express: Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates legend, Helman Mkhalele, writes a weekly column for Phakaaathi, putting the week’s games into perspective.
  • Betting tips page: Soccer 6, 10 and 13

    Phakaaathi: More soccer. Your way.

    For more information, please contact:
    Zarko Jevtic
    Tel: 010 492 5233
    Email: az.oc.nezitic@jokraz

The Citizen
The Citizen is a daily national newspaper, distributed Monday to Friday, with its core circulation in Gauteng (82%). Super Saturday Citizen appears on Saturdays.
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