The other big topic that continues to get attention in South Africa is the protests at Bloemfontein Celtic.
This is after head coach Steve Komphela left the club, despite having a great first half of the season. After his resignation letter was made public, the fans have grown angry and started to blame the owners for running the team poorly. You can view videos of the protest and read Komphela's letter here.
Another concerning issue at Celtic is how youth tournament trophies and assets were stolen, as one can see in another Tweet and video. These events together with the many coaching changes at PSL clubs will salute 2018 on a disappointing note for many supporters.
Others in football reflect further back on memorable achievements in the year, or look forward with renewed hope, and wish fans a successful 2019 but not their rivals.
On behalf of Goal, we also wish all our readers a wonderful and safe New Year celebration.
So we are going into 2019 accompanied by rain? 🤔 — Mpho Letsholonyane (@M_Letsholonyane) December 31, 2018
I wish all of you peace and so much love. ❤️ — Diddy (@Diddy) December 30, 2018
I would like to thank the @MaritzburgUtd Chairman and the board for my wonderful period spent at the club. With the #Bluearmy behind us, we managed to achieve two historic seasons together. I wish @MaritzburgUtd all the best in the future pic.twitter.com/di7zYLo7Z8 — Fadlu Davids (@FDavids10) December 31, 2018
Here's wishing all of you a blessed and prosperous 2019 🙏 — Mike Makaab (@MikeMakaab) December 31, 2018
Details have emerged that @Bloem_Celtic supporters who disrupted youth festive tourney in Bloem organised for the youth between Under 11 and 17 vandalised trophies, broke gazebos and banners. And stole medals, laptops and cellphones. #sabcnews #sabcfs pic.twitter.com/L7ceTfcPuN — Teboho Letshaba (@letshaba82) December 30, 2018
The @Goal Africa team have compiled their 10 wishes for African Football in 2019; what are you hoping to see over the coming 12 months?https://t.co/PXkkvZcTQD
Ft. @TheOddSolace, @sportingshina, @IgnatFootball, @SavidNews, @KoboKingsley, @Doc_Ndumo pic.twitter.com/wUyBYevX6X — Ed Dove (@EddyDove) December 31, 2018
The Best of 2018 🔥🔥🔥
Select the best save n say WHY. I’ll choose the best comment n the Winner will get a nice New Years present from me (My signed @orlandopirates kit)
Check out the next 4 posted videos and make your selection — jackson mabokgwane (@JMabokgwane) December 31, 2018
In 2019. Focus on YOU & keep it moving. Stop calling people who are not calling you. Stop checking up on people who are not checking up on you.— DJ Sbu (@djsbu) December 30, 2018
What was everyone’s highlight of 2018?? — Jeremy Brockie (@JRBrockie) December 31, 2018