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Liverpool will be looking to protect a 38 game unbeaten record, and it is well documented that Liverpool have only dropped two points so far this season and that was in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford back in October. Meanwhile Manchester United successes over Norwich City and Wolverhampton Wanderers,…
This weekend will mark Siya Kolisi’s first competitive match since the heroic World Cup final last November and expectations are that a massive crowd will accompany his return at Vodacom Super Hero Sunday at FNB Stadium. By yesterday morning,ticket sales had pushed beyond 52 000,close to the 55 000-mark recorded…
Maritzburg United will seek to keep up their amazing record at the Harry Gwala Stadium when they host AmaZulu in the Absa Premiership tonight. United have won two and drawn one of their last three games at home to Usuthu. Meanwhile Stellenbosch FC will square off with Baroka FC in…
The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will go back to its former slot and it will start on 9 January,hosts Cameroon have announced. The tournament was scheduled to take place in June and July but was changed because of the "unfavourable" weather in the country at that time of year.…
Orlando Pirates dents Mamelodi Sundowns title hopes with a 1-0 win to reclaim the fifth spot in the ABSA Premiership. The result means Kaizer Chiefs continue to lead the log by nine points from the Brazilians, who have now played the same number of games as the log leaders. Pirates…
Umhlali Country Club and Golf Estate on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal is South Africa’s 2019 Club of the Year after being awarded this prestigious title by the Club Management Association of South Africa (CMASA). The CMASA Awards recognise the top management at South Africa’s sport and recreation clubs and…
Rugby World Cup champions Springboks have been nominated by over 1,000 global sports media for the Laureus World Team of the Year accolade at the 20th anniversary Laureus World Sports Awards. Springboks who won the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, will be up against tough competition from Jürgen Klopp’s…
Orlando Pirates will square off with Mamelodi Sundowns in an Absa Premiership match at Orlando Stadium tonight, kick-off at 19:30. Pirates have extended their unbeaten run to five matches in the league when they defeated Polokwane City 4-1 away last week. The victory took them to the fifth spot on…
Plenty of action is on the cards for the 2020 athletics season, with the latest Athletics South Africa Fixtures List reflecting a full calendar of events across a variety of disciplines both at home and abroad. On the domestic circuit, multiple opportunities will be provided for athletes to qualify for…
Springbok and Stormers captain Siya Kolisi was voted as the 2019 Rugby Union Writers’ Club Personality of the Year. He won the award after over 200 of the RUWC’s members were polled ahead of their annual dinner in London. Kolisi, who succeeds Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton as the holder of…
Barcelona have sacked coach Ernesto Valverde and replaced him with former Real Betis coach Quique Setien. Valverde, 55, helped the club to two successive La Liga titles and they are on top the log this season. However, Barcelona have produced a series of unconvincing displays under his leadership and have…
Result:Aston Villa 1- 6 Manchester City. Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick to become the highest goalscorer in Premier League history as Manchester City produced a sterling performance to thrash Aston Villa. City were at their clinical best as they rattled in three goals in the space of 10 first-half minutes…
Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 win over Cape Town City this afternoon was the headline result of this weekend PSL action, with the Soweto giants surging nine points clear at the top of the log. The Amakhosi triumphed thanks to a trio of headed goals from Leonardo Castro, Samir Nurkovic and Eric…
Last November, Branden Grace sat in an airport in America and outlined clearly his goals for 2020. At Randpark Golf Club on Sunday, Grace achieved the first of those goals when he won the South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg. Grace produced one of the finest putting…
Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Goncalves has died after a crash during the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. The 40-year-old suffered the fatal accident after 276 kilometres (171 miles) of the seventh stage. A statement from organisers said he was pronounced dead in hospital having earlier been found unconscious after suffering…
Serena Williams won her first title in three years and first since becoming a mother with victory over Jessica Pegula at the Auckland Classic. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion beat her fellow American 6-3 6-4. It is the 38-year-old's first singles title since she won the Australian Open in…
Result: Chippa United 0-0 Maritzburg United. Maritzburg United have maintained their unbeaten run to six matches following a goalless draw with Chippa United in the Absa Premiership. Here's how the two sides lined up: Chippa: 34. Mothwa, 22. Modisane, 24. Thopola, 20. Moyo, 12. Malepe, 13. Maphangule, 33. Mahola, 11.…
Result: Totenham 0 Liverpool 1. Roberto Firmino's first-half goal made the difference between the sides,and Liverpool march on. The best start ever to a top-division season in England and the big leagues in Europe: 20 wins and a draw in 21 matches. 38 games in a row unbeaten, too, the…
Photo (from left to right): Ivano Ficalbi, Chief Executive of the PGA of South Africa; Grant Hepburn, Chief Executive Officer of GolfRSA and Managing Director of the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB); Selwyn Nathan, Commissioner of the Sunshine Tour; and Naadir Agherdien, President of the South African Golf Association…
Result: Mamelodi Sundowns 2 USM Alger 1. Mamelodi Sundowns have qualified for the CAF Champions League knockout stage after defeating Algerian giants USM Alger this afternoon. The Brazillians went ahead ten minutes to halftime after Thapelo Morena connected with a ball out wide to head into an empty net. Aymen…
Louis Oosthuizen, the Player-Host and defending champion of the South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg, has an opportunity to become the first player in 16 years to claim back-to-back SA Open titles at Randpark Golf Club on Sunday. Oosthuizen signed for a bogey-free 64 on Randpark's Firethorn…
Senegalese forward Sadio Mane was crowned as the African Player of the Year at the CAF Awards 2019 in Hurghada, Egypt last Tuesday, but years ago, not many would have believed that the native of Bambali, a village on the banks of the Casamance river, would sit on the king’s…
At the end of last year, Toto Thimba Jnr. was very clear on the biggest goal he had for 2020. "I want to win the SA Open". The South African took a big step towards achieving this goal as he came through Thursday's first round of the South African Open…
Paris Saint-Germain crushed Galatasaray 5-0, and Real Madrid overcame a spirited Club Brugge side in Belgium. Juventus beat Bayer Leverkusen in Germany, and Manchester City cruised to a win over Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia. Bayern Munich got past Tottenham Hotspur in the marquee clash of the night. Here are Wednesday's…
Mamelodi Sundowns secured a 3-1 win over Stellenbosch FC in a heated Absa Premiership clash at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane. Themba Zwane, Sphelele Mkhulise and Keletso Makgalwa found the back of the net for the Brazilians as they reduced the difference between themselves and league leaders Kaizer Chiefs back…
Graeme Smith has signed a three month contract with Cricket South Africa to be its temporary Director of Cricket. The former Proteas captain agreed terms after a hectic few days of talks between himself and the organisation which has been engulfed in controversy over the last few months culminating the…
The 2019 Khaya Majola Cricket will be played in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands from December 16th to 20th. It will hosted by the KZN Inland Schools Cricket Union and based at Michaelhouse School in Balgowan. This is the 26th time the week is being staged since the unification of South African…
Liverpool have qualified for the last-16 after surviving a test in Salzburg to win 2-0 - a result which sees the title holders through as Group E winners. Elsewhere Ajax crashed out after a shock 1-0 home loss to Valencia, Barcelona beat Inter Milan 2-1 and Chelsea also progessed with…
Durban Heat were frustrated by rain for the fifth time in their campaign as their Mzansi Super League match against Jozi Stars was abandoned without a ball being bowled at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead in Durban. This means that Tshwane Spartans – who also had five washouts in their 10 matches –…
Mamelodi Sundowns will play host to a struggling Stellenbosch FC side at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane on Wednesday evening. Kick-off is at 7:30pm. The rescheduled match, which was originally set to take place in Cape Town, will see the current ABSA premiership champions take on last season's National First…
Orlando Pirates has announced the appointment of German Josef Zinnbauer as the club's new head coach on a three-year deal. Pirates is pleased to announce the appointment of Josef Zinnbauer," a statement from the club read. The club chairperson Irvin Khoza said he has high hopes for the club's new…
Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). This means the Russia flag and anthem will not be allowed at events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and football's 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Russian prime minister Dmitry…
Arsenal came from behind to end their nine-match winless streak as Freddie Ljungberg enjoyed his first victory as interim manager at the expense of West Ham. Gabriel Martinelli marked his full Premier League debut by side-footing an equaliser which cancelled out Angelo Ogbonna's deflected first-half opener. Within nine minutes, Nicolas…
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers said he is happy for his side to be left out of the Premier League title conversation after an eighth win on the bounce kept the Foxes second in the table. Leicester thrashed Aston Villa 4-1 at Villa Park to move back within eight points…
Maritzburg United moved into top eight following a 1-0 win over Polokwane City in a Absa Premiership match at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. The halftime match statistics showed that Maritzburg failed to land a single shot on target. Maritzburg managed to open the scoring through Yusuf Jappie…
Danish teenager Rasmus Højgaard drew a finger across the face of his putter like it was indeed a blade, and then holed a 10-foot eagle putt on the third playoff hole to win his maiden professional title in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the Heritage Golf Club on Sunday.…
Anthony Joshua became a two-time world heavyweight champion with a unanimous points victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. He out-pointed Ruiz in Saudi Arabia to avenge his shock defeat by the Mexican in June., Joshua risked seeing his career left in tatters with a second defeat, but served up 36 minutes…
Mamelodi Sundowns and Wydad Casablanca played to a goalless draw in their CAF Champions League Group C clash. Sundowns were knocked out by the Moroccans in the semi-final last season,but were forced to settle for a draw in North Africa, although they remain on top of Group C. Team: Onyango,…
Log leaders Kaizer Chiefs came from behind on three occasions to beat Bloemfontein Celtic 5-3 on Saturday evening at Moses Mabhida Stadium. Ndumiso Mabena gave the visitors a lead after he connected with a long ball to finish past Daniel Akpeyi 12 minutes from the start. Chiefs equalised after Samir…
Result:Man City 1-2 Man Utd. This was a thrilling derby but sadly there appears to have been an incident of racist abuse, with a supporter appearing to make a monkey gesture towards a Manchester United player in the second half. With United leading 2-0, a number of objects were thrown…
Frenchman Antoine Rozner has the chance to claim his first title on the European Tour as well as become the first French winner of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open as he heads into Sunday’s final round of this tournament in a three-way tie for the lead at Heritage Golf Club.…
The Blitzboks were crowned Dubai Sevens champions after beating New Zealand 15-0 in the final on Saturday. Blitzboks had beaten Argentina and Samoa in their quarter-final and semi-final respectively. Coming into this final,the USA, Australia, Fiji and England,were tied for the most Dubai titles won (six), but with this victory…
Real Madrid have recorded a comfortable win over Espanyol but were down to 10 men for the final stages after Ferland Mendy was sent off. Karim Benzema scored and picked up an assist and made it 2-0 with just over 10 minutes to go. The victory moves Real Madrid three…
The former Titans CEO Jacques Faul has been appointed as the acting CEO by Cricket South Africa following the suspension of the embattled Thabang Moroe. CSA president Chris Nenzani made an announcement at a press conference at OR Tambo International on Saturday. Nenzani said former Proteas wicketkeeper and ICC CEO…
Chelsea can sign players in January after having their Fifa transfer ban reduced following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Premier League side were given a two-window ban by Fifa in February for breaching rules on signing young players. CAS halved the ban to one window,…
LaLiga co-leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid headline another round of intriguing fixtures including Saturday's Valencia city derby and Sunday’s relegation six pointer at Butarque. Third-placed Sevilla remain right in a historically tight title race with Basque side Athletic Club and Real Sociedad also showing championship form through recent weeks, while…
SuperSport United will lock horns with Highlands Park in an Absa Premiership match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville tonight at 20:00. United extended their unbeaten run to seven matches in the league when they drew 1-1 with Stellenbosch at home last weekend. Despite the draw, SuperSport climbed up…
The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open celebrated its fifth anniversary as a uniquely tri-sanctioned tournament with a Three Tour Challenge between golfers from the European Tour, Sunshine Tour and Asian Tour at the Heritage Golf Club before the start of this year’s tournament. Germany’s Marcel Siem represented the European Tour against…
Result: Arsenal 1 (Lacazette 50'), Brighton and Hove Albion 2 (Webster 36', Maupay 80'). A fine performance from Brighton saw them win at Arsenal for the first time in their history, moving from 15th to 13th in the table. Alexandre Lacazette marked his 100th Gunners appearance by heading his side…
It’s not something you’ll find in any golf instruction manual, but for Brandon Stone, lying by the pool and taking long walks on the beach proved the perfect preparation for his opening 66 and a share of the first-round lead in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Heritage Golf Club…
Willowton Group, which runs the Sunfoil Education Trust,has called on Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Thabang Moroe and CSA president Chris Nenzani to resign over the state of affairs at Cricket South Africa. It penned an open letter, noted its “grave concern over the state of affairs that have transpired…
Liverpool retained their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a win at Anfield which dropped Everton into the relegation zone. The Reds effectively won the game with four goals in the first half - Sadio Mane creating two early strikes for Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri…
Allan Donald has been appointed head coach of South Africa for next year’s Over-50 World Cup. Australia, England, Canada, India, Sri Lanka, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Wales, West Indies, Zimbabwe and South Africa – will contest the tournament. It will be hosted in Cape Town, from 11-24 March 2020. ‘I…
Ten years after winning his first Ballon d’Or award, the prize given out annually by France Football to the best player of the calendar year, Lionel Messi has won it for a sixth time. The Barcelona forward was crowned the planet’s best footballer in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and…
Top-ranked Mauritian amateur Pierre Pellegrin will represent the island’s growing golf strength when he tees off in the country’s flagship professional golf tournament, the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Heritage Golf Club on Thursday. Pellegrin qualified for the tournament – which is tri-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour, European Tour and…
Jose Mourinho returns to the Old Trafford dugout almost a year after his last appearance, for a 4-1 win over Fulham on 8 December 2018 that proved to be his last victory as Manchester United manager. MATCH FACTS Head-to-head The away side won both Premier League meetings last season. Tottenham…
The British & Irish Lions will face the Springboks in Tests at the FNB Stadium, Cape Town Stadium and Ellis Park when they tour South Africa in 2021. The highly anticipated series is set to make history as the Lions embark on an eight-game tour of South Africa. Warren Gatland’s…
You can't mention the big role players in youth development in South Africa without the name Augusto Palacios. 'Njenje', as he's affectionately known, has been around the block in SA football, especially nurturing the youth who have gone on to play at the highest level, including Lebogang 'Cheeseboy' Mokoena and…
What has been going on in LaLiga this past week? Here are 11 of the top stories, from a documentary release to a prestigious award. Lionel Messi fires Barcelona to the top of LaLiga Santander A trademark Lionel Messi goal in the 86th minute earned Barcelona a 1-0 victory away…
Photo (From Left to Right): Top-ranked Mauritian amateur Pierre Pellegrin, Shubhankar Sharma, Romain Langasque, George Coetzee, Nicolas Colsaerts and Thomas Pieters at the official press conference for the 2019 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open identifies itself as 'The most beautiful week in golf', and clearly the…
Dean Furman has confirmed that he will leave Supersport United at the end of the season to head back to the United Kingdom. Furman returned to South Africa in 2015 to join SuperSport after leaving Doncaster Rovers. He has also played for Scottish giants Rangers and Oldham Athletic in his…
When the fans leave the Nike Football Training Centre in Soweto after watching games from the Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge, their conversations centre around what they witnessed on the field throughout the day. On Monday, it was no exception. The last match of the day saw Soweto Super United…
Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player for a record sixth time. It is the 32-year-old Argentine's first Ballon d'Or since 2015 and comes after he scored 54 times for club and country in 2018-19, in which Barca won La Liga. Virgil van Dijk…
Former Cricket South Africa president Norman Arendse has written an open letter to the board, members council and administrators. Arendse’s letter comes amid ongoing criticism of CSA chief executive officer Thabang Moroe and the recent decision to suspend the media accreditation of several journalists. Dear cricket-loving fraternity, ‘It is painful…
Its official Zamalek SC and Milutin "Micho" Sredojević have parted ways. Zamalek had a disappointing week as they suffered two consecutive defeats to put more pressure on Micho. A 2-1 defeat to Enppi in the league on Monday followed by a 3-0 defeat to TP Mazembe five days later has…
An initiative from clubs in the north of Spain is already spreading to other clubs across LaLiga Santander. The objective is to make it easier for supporters to travel to away games, developing respect between fanbases. There is extra reason to look forward to the derbies across LaLiga Santander this…
Dale Steyn produced the best figures of Mzansi Super League 2.0 as the Cape Town Blitz beat the Tshwane Spartans by 15 runs at PPC Newlands in Cape Town. Steyn took a phenomenal three for 10 in four overs as the Spartans could only manage 142 for seven in pursuit…
Caption:Current Orlando Pirates striker & former Sneke Park Chillers player, Zakhele Lepasa with Jabu All Stars & Banyana Banyana striker, Amanda Mthandi and Mamelodi Stars midfielder, Sibusiso Vilakazi at the Nike Centre on Sunday, 01 December 2019. Arriving at Nike Football Centre in Soweto for the start of the 2019…
Lewis Hamilton dominated the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to end the season in which he won a sixth world drivers title on a high. Hamilton led away from pole position and cruised off into the distance, without any trouble. Charles Leclerc ran second in the early laps, ahead of Verstappen,…
Manchester United drew 2-2 with a newly-promoted side, Aston Villa for the second game in a row at Old Trafford. United played out a dramatic 3-3 draw at Sheffield United last weekend, and things started in much the same way as a stunning Jack Grealish goal opened the scoring inside…
Kwazulu-Natal rivals AmaZulu and Maritzburg United played to a 0-0 draw in an Absa Premiership fixture at King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi this afternoon. The result leaves Usuthu in 15th place on the log standings, two points and five places behind the Team of Choice who end the weekend in…
Pablo Larrazabal battled through the pain of blistered feet to win the Alfred Dunhill Championship at a Leopard Creek golf course where his professional career first teed off 12 years ago. The Spaniard showed immense heart as he birdied the last to pull himself out of a three-way tie for…
Mamelodi Sundowns have began their CAF Champions League group stage campaign with a 3-0 victory over Petro de Luanda in Group C at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Mauricio Affonso opened the scoring in the seventh minute with a header towards the bottom corner from Gaston Sirino's cross on the right…
SuperSport United climbed to the second spot in the Absa Premiership following a 1-1 draw at home against Stellenbosch FC at the Lucas Moripe Stadium. Kudakwashe Mahachi gave Supersport a lead when he volleyed into the bottom corner after Stellies failed to clear their lines off a short corner however…
Southampton came from behind to beat fellow strugglers Watford and ease the pressure on Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. The hosts appeared set for a damaging defeat until Danny Ings bundled home Sofiane Boufal's cross with 12 minutes remaining. James Ward-Prowse then found the top corner with a superb free-kick six…
England have been drawn against Croatia and Czech Republic in Group D at UEFA EURO 2020, with Wales alongside Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A. Germany will face world champions France and reigning European champions Portugal in Group F. The winners of Scotland's play-off path, which includes Norway, Serbia…
Liverpool have moved 11 points clear at the top of the table with victory over Brighton. The Reds were coasting to victory after two Virgil van Dijk headers from Trent Alexander-Arnold assists in the space of six minutes during first half. But Alisson's red card - for clearly handling outside…
Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal was physically and mentally drained after a day of 48.5°C heat where he was still able to secure a three-stroke lead in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek. “I am as tired as I have ever been,” he said after a 70 that puts him top…
Manchester City's hopes of defending their Premier League title were dealt another blow when Newcastle United got a late equaliser at St James' Park. Pep Guardiola must have thought his side had won it when Kevin de Bruyne found the net in the 82nd minute with a brilliant long-range effort…
Pablo Larrazabal’s love for Leopard Creek shone through as he opened up a three-stroke lead over the field going into the weekend of the Alfred Dunhill Championship. On another scorching day in the bushveld, the Spaniard signed for a round of 69 and the lead on nine under par. But…
SuperSport will not broadcast the heavyweight championship fight between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz on 7 December. Their acquisition of broadcast rights has fallen through, due to the supplier being unable to deliver on their deal. SuperSport tried to bring the rematch to DStv subscribers, but that has unfortunately not…
Arsenal have announced the sacking of their head coach Unai Emery . The Gunners have not won any of their last seven matches in all competitions, they never went on as poor a run across 1235 games under Arsène Wenger. Emery insisted after last night's Europa League defeat that his…
Wolves qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League after playing out a thrilling draw with Braga in Portugal. ⏰ THURSDAY'S RESULTS ⏰✅ APOEL, AZ, Braga, Gent, LASK, Sporting CP, Wolfsburg & Wolves into round of 32... ? Who impressed you the most?#UEL pic.twitter.com/b4sGWMv1e6 — UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague)…
Ernst Middendorp has been voted the Absa Premiership Coach of the Month for the second month in succession after directing Kaizer Chiefs to four straight wins in the September/October period. He became the second coach to claim the award in two successive months after Pitso Mosimane, who previously clinched the…
Two of the brightest young talents in world football are on the books of Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona, who face each other this Sunday. Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona fans have reason to be excited about their respective futures. Both sides have found two of the most exciting attacking…
On a scorching hot first day of the Alfred Dunhill Championship, it was the over six-foot tall Wil Besseling of The Netherlands who left the rest of the field standing in his shade as he took a one-stroke lead at Leopard Creek. Besseling opened with a round of seven-under-par 65…
Atletico de Madrid host Barcelona on Sunday with both teams ready for what has become one of LaLiga's most significant and dramatic fixtures.Reigning champions Barça go into the game joint-top of the LaLiga Santander standings with Real Madrid, with Atletico just three points behind in fourth position. Both Ernesto Valverde’s…
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Jesse Lingard will captain his young Manchester United team versus Astana today. The 26-year-old has now been at United for 19 years and has expressed his pleasure at being given the responsibility. “It's a massive honour," he told MUTV. “I said at the start…
Barcelona has qualified to the last 16 following their home victory against Borussia Dortmund, and Inter Milan have moved up to second in Group F, and their hopes remains alive, while the defending champions Liverpool drew with second-placed Napoli and they have to wait for the final match to secure…
Kaizer Chiefs have continued their dominance of the Absa Premiership last night, with an emphatic 4-0 away win over Stellenbosch at the Cape Town Stadium. Samir Nurkovic scored a brace for the Chiefs as they have now made it six wins from six matches on the road this season. Victory…
As one of the world’s biggest sports, football has a role to play in raising awareness around key societal challenges such as gender-based violence. Absa, title sponsor of the Absa Premiership, has developed an initiative to tackle the on-going epidemic in South Africa. Absa has launched the #StoptoStartinitiativeas a commitment…
The Alfred Dunhill Championship will play its part in a ground breaking move for professional golf wherein the Sunshine Tour and European Tour have agreed to allow the players competing in this week’s tournament to wear shorts for the duration of the event. The decision was taken after consultation with…
There are now 12 LaLiga Santander clubs with an official mascot, from walking footballs to giant cucumbers. Beyond in-stadium activities, these mascots are forming an important part of international growth strategies. Mascots are often seen as one of the more light-hearted and amusing elements of a football team, but there…
Tottenham booked their place in the Champions League knockout stage for a third successive year with a brilliant comeback win against Olympiakos in Jose Mourinho’s first home game in charge of the club. Meanwhile, Manchester City also secured their spot in the knockout stages following a rather dour 1-1 draw…
Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates both returned to the winning ways, while Bidvest Wits salvaged a 1-1 draw away to Highlands Park. Sundowns secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over AmaZulu in a match which was played at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria. The result saw defending champions Sundowns and AmaZulu…
Charl Schwartzel will make his comeback from injury in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club from 28 November to 1 December, returning to a tournament he has won four times. “I’m very happy to be back at Leopard Creek. If I was ever going to make a…
Cheslin Kolbe scooped up three awards at the annual Top 14 ceremony in Paris. The Bok flyer walked away with the Top 14 Player of the Year award, Best Try of the Season and was also voted the Best Top 14 Player at the World Cup. He was instrumental to…
Orlando Pirates and Polokwane City will both be looking to bounce back from derby defeats in the Absa Premiership when they meet at Orlando Stadium tonight. Pirates have suffered a fourth league defeat of the season when they were beaten 3-2 away to Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs on November 9.…
Óscar García’s first win in LaLiga Santander New RC Celta coach Óscar García was able to celebrate on Sunday as his side went to Villarreal and achieved a 3-1 victory. After visiting and losing at Barcelona on his debut, the Spanish tactician has achieved his first ever victory as a…
Manchester City are top of Group C and will qualify with a game to spare if they draw at Etihad Stadium. While Jose Mourinho, who won the tournament with Porto and Inter Milan, replaced the sacked Mauricio Pochettino last week and won 3-2 at West Ham on Saturday.Spurs are second…
CAF has released the list of nominees for the 28th edition of its annual football awards which will take place on Tuesday, 7 January 2020, at Citadel Azure, Hurghada, Egypt. The list of nominees is compiled by a panel of media and technical professionals. It features several award categories for…
European Tour champions George Coetzee, Justin Harding and Brandon Stone have added their names to an already strong field for the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the Heritage Golf Club from 5-8 December. The trio of South Africans join a field including Major winner Paul Lawrie, Ryder Cup stars Nicolas…
The 20th anniversary of the Gary Player Invitational was indeed one of the most memorable as Sunshine Tour professional Zander Lombard and his team including Irish pop star Brian McFadden celebrated their tournament victory against the backdrop of an incredible R2.3 million raised for The Player Foundation at Sun City…
Sheffield United scored a dramatic late equaliser to salvage a point against Manchester United, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side had recovered from two goals down to lead at Bramall Lane. Oliver McBurnie's 90th-minute strike was awarded following a nervous wait as the video assistant referee reviewed the goal for a…
Maritzburg United beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in a thrilling Telkom Knockout semifinal clash at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Sunday afternoon. Judas Moseamedi scored a brace for the KwaZulu-Natal side who will face Mamelodi Sundowns in the final at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 14 December. #TKO2019 - HALFTIME:Kaizer…
MATCH FACTS Head-to-head Sheffield United were victorious against Manchester United on the opening day of the inaugural Premier League season in 1992. Brian Deane scored the first ever Premier League goal in that match. However, the Blades have lost all five subsequent Premier League meetings, and the last seven in…
Kaizer Chiefs and Maritzburg United will do battle in the semifinals of the 2019 Telkom Knockout this afternoon at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. Kick-off is at 3:00pm. Chiefs earned their place in the final four of this season's competition by overcoming arch rivals Orlando Pirates in the quarterfinals. The teams…
Deontay Wilder defended his WBC world heavyweight title for the 10th time with a stunning knockout after being out-boxed by Luis Ortiz for six rounds. The American looked set to see his world-title reign end just short of five years as Ortiz picked him apart for half of their Las…
Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok Steven Kitshoff and an array of South African sports legends will come together this weekend in support of The Player Foundation and its drive to make a difference for charity through the Gary Player Invitational at the Lost City Golf Course at Sun City from 23-24…
South Africa’s National Under-23 side qualified for next year’s Tokyo Summer Olympic Games after beating Ghana 6-5 on penalties following a 2-2 draw after fulltime in a U-23 AFCON 3rd/4th playoff match which took place at Cairo International Stadium on Friday night. In this match, SA side played with great…
Jose Mourinho described himself as humble in his first news conference as Spurs boss, saying he spent his time away from football analysing his career. "I realised I made mistakes," he said. "I'm not going to make the same mistakes. I'll make new mistakes - but not the same." Mourinho,…
Spanish football league, LaLiga threw an event with a difference on 21 November, whereby they showcased to media professionals and football lovers alike, the sheer competitiveness of the current football season. Their timing could not have been more scorching as the 2019/20 LaLiga Santander season was shaping up to be…
LaLiga returns this weekend with the title race hotting up; more thrills and spills are sure to come as the most competitive LaLiga Santander table in decades currently has just two points separating the top five clubs, while local pride and much more will be on the line as four…
The rain-jinxed Tshwane Spartans and Durban Heat suffered their third washout each for the Mzansi Super League match at Supersport Park in Centurion which was abandoned. Four of the 12 matches in the second season of the MSL have been rained off. TSHWANE SPARTANS: Theunis de Bruyn, Dean Elgar, Heinrich…
After securing their place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, hosts Egypt face Cote d’Ivoire in the Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations final today, with a new Champion waiting to be crowned at the 3rd edition of the tournament. Starting in 2011, Gabon and Nigeria claimed the first two…
Mamelodi Sundowns will take a mixed record in Telkom Knockout semifinals into their clash with Lamontville Golden Arrows at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium. Sundowns will be making a sixth appearance in the semifinals of the competition since its inception in 2006, and have three wins and two defeats in…
Ten of the top stories from around LaLiga this weekend, including some high-profile contract renewals and some big anniversaries. LaLiga legend David Villa announces his retirement One of the all-time LaLiga greats has announced that he’s hanging up his boots. David Villa, who starred for a number of Spanish clubs…
Nedbank and Sun International, founding Trustees of The Sports Trust, recently gave Gauteng and North West development golfers an opportunity of a lifetime, to visit and watch their heroes at the Nedbank Golf Challenge (NGC) on Friday, 15 November. These development golfers, a group of 24 players between the ages…
After making his debut in last week’s Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player, South Africa’s Zander Lombard will realise another dream after receiving an invitation from South Africa’s legendary golfer to play in the Gary Player Invitational at the Lost City Golf Course at Sun City from 23-24 November.…
Jose Mourinho has been appointed Tottenham manager, succeeding Mauricio Pochettino who was sacked yesterday. Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho has signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season. "The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me," said the 56-year-old Portuguese. Spurs chairman Daniel…
Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the Premier League club. Spurs have made a disappointing start to the current campaign and are 14th in the Premier League. "We were extremely reluctant to make this change. It is not a decision the board has…
South Africa’s National Under-23 side lost their first match of this year’s U-23 AFCON tournament following a 3-0 defeat in their semi-final clash against Egypt in a jam-packed Cairo Stadium. This result means South Africa will have to push for a win in their 3rd/4th place playoff match against Ghana…
Khaldoon Al Mubarak has predicted more success at Manchester City as the club celebrates its 11th consecutive year growth under their owners. City is the second English club ever to break the £500m revenue barrier last season, the latest annual report released today confirmed that the club have backed that…
Following the announcement by the board during the national General Council Meeting to look to tap into the experience of top performing countries, Athletics South Africa are bringing two of Africa’s top mentors to the 2019 ASA National Level 3 Coaches Symposium at the University of North West’s High Performance…
The race to qualify for Euro 2020 is nearing its conclusion, with one final international break left to secure the remaining spots at next summer's tournament. 16 teams have already qualified for the European Championships, with eight more places up for grabs. England sealed their spot at Euro 2020 with…
Ernie Els will headline a strong field of South African stars at this year’s Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club from 28 November to 1 December. The former world number one and winner of this prestigious championship in 2005 will be joined in the field by countrymen and…
Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn has been released from his Indian Premier League (IPL) contract by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for next year's 13th edition. Steyn, who retired from Test cricket, only played two IPL games this season after picking up a shoulder injury. Proteas all-rounder Chris Morris was also…
Few sportsmen are still signing endorsement contracts at the age of 84. Yet such is the evergreen force of the Gary Player brand that after reaching this significant age milestone on Friday 1 November, the Black Knight can look forward to the upcoming Gary Player Invitational tournament which in its…
Caption:DWSSC Graduate & Highlands Park Midfielder- Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Banyana Banyana Head Coach – Desree Ellis, Discovery Head of Experiential Marketing and Sponsorships – Iona Maclean, Orlando Pirates Reserve Team & 2018 Sneke Chillers – Mpho Mokoena & Mamelodi Sundowns Midfielder – Sibusiso Vilakazi The Nike Football Training Centre in Klipspruit,…
After qualifying from the group stage in style with maximum points, hosts Egypt are looking to secure their place in next year’s Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 when they face South Africa in the Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt 2019 semi-final tonight at the Cairo International Stadium. It will…
Image: Reuters. Michel Platini told an Italian TV programme that VAR "doesn't solve problems" during matches, branding it "a load of crap". Platini,refused to consider using the technology after he became Uefa chief in 2007. The technology is now used across Europe's top leagues as well as its most lucrative…
Stefanos Tsitsipas came from a set down to beat Dominic Thiem on a thrilling final-set tie-break and become the youngest winner of the ATP Finals in 18 years. He won 6-7 (6-8) 6-2 7-6 (7-4) to claim the biggest title of his fledgling career. Thiem, 26, who edged a tight…
Football (EURO 2020). England concluded their successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a victory over Kosovo that ensures they will be among the top six seeds in next summer's tournament. Despite the emphatic scoreline, it was an unconvincing performance by Gareth Southgate's side but they were still able to end…
Tommy Fleetwood beat Marcus Kinhult in a play-off to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City. Fleetwood started the final round six shots off the lead but carded a seven-under 65 to finish on 12 under par, which Swede Kinhult matched with a 68. The Englishman, who had three…
Bafana Bafana have registered their first in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers after they beat Sudan 1-0 at Orlando Stadium. Lebogang Phiri made a breakthrough on the stroke of halftime as his left-footed strike broke the deadlock for his first goal in Bafana colours. Bafana coach went for an all out-attack,…
Manchester United are being linked with a January transfer window swap deal involving Gareth Bale and Paul Pogba. Given that many of United’s issues are in attack at the moment, it could make sense to revive interest in Bale, whose future at Real Madrid has looked in doubt for some…
Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki has declared the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan as a must-win match. They come into the match following a 2-0 loss to Ghana in the opening match of the campaign, while the Sudanese defeated Sao Tome e Principe 4-0 in the…
Stefanos Tsitsipas will meet Dominic Thiem in Sunday's showpiece to decide who will be crowned winner of the 2019 ATP Finals. The 21-year-old beat Roger Federer in straight sets in the first semi-final on Saturday, clinching a 6-3, 6-4 success over the six-time champion after a ruthless display. Tsitsipas, making…
The Netherlands, Germany and Croatia have booked their places for next summer’s finals of the Euro 2020. Austria also made it through to the multi-host tournament, which kicks off in Rome on June 12. The teams join France, Spain, Italy and England while Portugal are one win away from qualification.…
Thousands of cyclists are taking part in the 23rd edition of Discovery 947 Ride Joburg which has officially kicked off at Riversands commercial club on Sunday. Discovery 947 ride Joburg is the world's second largest timed cycling race. There will be several road closures but there are alternative routes open…
Barbarians: (12) 31 Tries: Bastareaud, Esterhuizen, Mapimpi(2), Steyn; Cons: Bosch,Steyn (2) Fiji: (14) 33 Tries: Malele, Tela, Dyer (2), Mayanavanuav; Cons: Tela (4) Fiji held off a late comeback from the Barbarians to claim an entertaining win at Twickenham. Mathieu Bastareaud and Andre Esterhuizen crossed for the Baa-Baas in the…
Stefanos Tsitsipas beat six-time champion Roger Federer to reach the final of the ATP Finals in London. The Greek, making his debut at the event aged just 21, won 6-3 6-4. Federer, 38, was aiming for a record-extending seventh title but was undone by Tsitsipas, just as he was at…
A poor start by Bosnian Vahid Halilhodzic as coach of Morocco continued when lower ranked Mauritania forced a 0-0 draw in their first Group E match in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying in Rabat. Morocco are ranked 42nd in the world, 63 places above Mauritania, and the barren deadlock…
For generations of South African golfers, a victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge has been a childhood dream. On Sunday, either Zander Lombard or Louis Oosthuizen could make that dream a reality. Lombard heads the field on 11 under par following a hard-fought 72 at the Gary Player Country Club…
The Jozi Stars continued their poor start to the second edition of the Mzansi Super League after they were bowled out for just 108 and thrashed by nine wickets as the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants,who claimed a bonus point and completed the ‘double’ over the defending champions at the Wanderers…
Kevin Anderson, the former US Open and Wimbledon men’s singles finalist has announced that he will be playing an exhibition match at the national primary school’s finals of the BNP Paribas RCS ‘Rising Star Tennis’ initiative set to take place at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Facility in February 2020. Launched…
Defending champions South Africa have been drawn in Group B of the 2019 COSAFA Men’s Under 20 Championships alongside Lesotho, Madagascar and Mauritius. The tournament will take place in Lusaka from 4-14 December. The 12 teams have been drawn into three groups each containing four sides, with the top team…
South Africa progressed to this year’s AFCON semi-finals after holding Nigeria to a 0-0 draw in a highly contested final Group B tie at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. They will now face hosts Egypt after finishing second of their group with five points, just a point behind…
We all know what happens during football stardom: the games, gruelling training, money… But what happens when the ‘party’ is over? With physically challenging careers that end well before an office job and the many demands placed on footballers; precious few know what life is like after retirement for footballers.…
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is currently on vacation in South Africa during the FIFA international break, and he was spotted by fans enjoying the sights of Cape Town. Jurgen Klopp just having a casual walk about in Cape town....then ended up at Diaz Tavern where he engaged with fans.Pep Guardiola…
The first part of Zander Lombard’s Nedbank Golf Challenge dream was realised on Friday when he shot a 65 in front of playing partners Ernie Els and Lee Westwood to lead “Africa’s Major” by two strokes. The next part of that dream quite obviously involves the 18th green on Sunday…
Mpho Makola has been handed a six-month ban from football, effective immediately, after pushing a match official during a game. BREAKING: The #PSL Disciplinary Committee has handed a six months ban to @CapeTownCityFC player, Mpho Makola.Makola was found guilty of assaulting match official, Abongile Tom during the Telkom Knockout fixture…
The SABC has confirmed Sunday's 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier between Bafana Bafana and Sudan will be televised. South Africans were left unable to watch Bafana Bafana's AFCON qualifier against Ghana after both Supersport and SABC failed to reach an agreement to televise the match. Bafana Bafana went down…
Ghana have begun their AFCON 2021 qualifying campaign on a high with a win over South Africa at the Cape Coast Stadium.Goals from Thomas Partey and Kudus Mohammed handed Black Stars a 2-0 win against Bafana Bafana. Elsewhere,Sudan recorded a 4-0 win over Sao Tome and Principe. Sudan and Ghana…
Ghana lead 1-0 at halftime against Bafana Bafana courtesy of Thomas Partey. #BafanaBafana #AFCON2021 Indecisiveness in the box....aaaah pic.twitter.com/vkblv9gHMP — Soccer Clipz (@Cafulele1) November 14, 2019 #AFCON2021 #BafanaBafana Ghana are leading pic.twitter.com/qEt2RSc0RA — Soccer Clipz (@Cafulele1) November 14, 2019 Partey drives home from outside the box. Ghana lead. #AFCON2021 pic.twitter.com/bG72R5Tbn4…
Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has named an attacking minded starting line up to face Ghana in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers tonight.The match will be the start of the road to Cameroon for the 33rd edition of the continental showpiece.The Group C opener is scheduled to kick…
Image:@GraemeSmith49 Graeme Smith has withdrawn his interest from Cricket South Africa's director of cricket role, citing a lack of "confidence" in the administration. He announced his decision via social media. "I would love to have taken on the role. However, despite my obvious desire to make a difference, during the…
Louis Oosthuizen overcame kidney stones that saw him spend time in a Rustenburg hospital and still in agony at 3am on the morning of the first round, and opened with a nine-under-par 63 to lead the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player by three shots at Sun City on…
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has declared over R1 billion in revenue in the last financial year (2018/19). This is the first time in the history of the League that it declares R1 billion in revenue. The increase in revenue is driven by the contractual increase in the broadcast rights…
Talks between the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and SuperSport to resume the telecast of all CAF-organised matches, have failed to reach an agreement. Insideworldfootball on Wednesday reports that, a CAF spokesman indicated that the continental football governing body will be seeking an alternative solution to ensure that fans in…
Bafana Bafana have completed their preparations for the crucial Cameroon 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana. They held one training session at home before flying out of the country, and had two more sessions at the match venue, Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana. Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi…
Image: @Guaje7Villa. Spain’s all-time leading goal scorer David Villa has announced he will retire from playing at the end of the Japanese season. Villa, who plays for J1 League side Vissel Kobe, will bow out having won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2008 with Spain, and the Champions League…
Bafana Bafana have settled nicely into their base camp after a 10 hour travel. They held their first training session yesterday with 23 players as Thulani Serero and Kamohelo Mokotjo only arrived last night in Ghana. Molefi Ntseki’s charges are going to face the hosts in the first match of…
Lee Westwood was as relaxed as he should be returning as the defending champion in a Nedbank Golf Challenge he has won three times. And the Englishman summed up exactly the challenge the rest of the field will face should he be in a position to make history in “Africa’s…
LaLiga's RC Celta Vigo partners with the Maldives for tourism promotion and youth development LaLiga club RC Celta Vigo (@RCCeltaEN) have agreed a significant and innovative commercial partnership with the Maldives, which will help promote the Indian Ocean country as a tourist destination to LaLiga’s global audience, while strengthening the…
The Powerade Performance Academy for 2019 concluded at the Wanderers Country Club in Johannesburg this past Sunday. After a successful run of academies in Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town there was a lot of enthusiasm around the final academy with performance experts ensuring the attending school coaches were given…
South Africa’s Egypt ambassador, His Excellency Vusi Mavimbela, came and wish South Africa’s National Under-23 side well ahead of their final AFCON Group B encounter against Nigeria this Friday at the Al Salam Stadium. Mavimbela stated that the national team handled themselves really well in their last two Group B…
Springbok hooker Schalk Brits has announced his retirement from the professional game. The 38-year-old was lured out of retirement in 2018 by Rassie Erasmus to join the Springboks and had not played for the Boks since the 2015 World Cup. "I was happy and content with my career when I…
Ernie Els is the oldest player in the Nedbank Golf Challenge field and he has a lot on his mind with the upcoming Presidents Cup. But there is no place he'd rather be this week than making his 19th appearance in a tournament that has defined him as much as…
Banyana Banyana will return home on Wednesday morning (13 November 2019) after their friendly international match against Japan in Fukuoka on Sunday. The South Africa Women’s Senior National team lost 2-0 to the hosts in a thrilling international match in Japan’s most southern province and had a practice match at…
Spanish football has had its eye on the clock more than usual this season, mostly to see how long it takes Rodrygo Goes to get on the scoresheet. Real Madrid’s 18-year-old sensation is very much the flavour of the month, shining in his first season in LaLiga and showing a…
All eyes will be on ultra-distance athlete Mthunzi Mnisi when he targets his fifth straight national title at the 2019 ASA 50km Race Walking Championships, to be held at the University of Pretoria sports grounds in Tshwane on Saturday, 16 November. Mnisi, who won the SA title for the fourth…
Check out some of the scenes of the final leg of the Springboks World Cup victory parade. Balconies in Long Street are packed as Siya pumps the cup in the air. Capetonians are laughing in the face of rain. Nothing will stop them from seeing the Boks. @TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/Gqa0dE5FB7 —…
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Lebogang Manyama has been called up to Bafana Bafana for the two crucial Cameroon 2021 Africa Cup of Nations clashes against Ghana and Sudan. Manyama, who has already reported for national team duty, replaces the injured Themba Zwane of Mamelodi Sundowns. Bafana Bafana assembled for camp last…
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi won the People’s Choice Sports Star award at the SA Sports Awards held in Durban. He led the Springboks to a 32-12 victory over England in the Rugby World Cup final in Japan. Springbok coach Rasie Erasmus was named Coach of the Year. While the Proteas…
The Nelson Mandela Bay Giants got their Mzansi Super League 2.0 campaign off to a winning start as they beat the Jozi Stars by 24 runs at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth. Set 168 for victory, the Stars could only manage 143 for five in reply as they slipped…
Manchester City Manager Pep Gaurdiola sarcastically thanked the match officials following Manchester City’s controversial Premier League defeat against Liverpool. He was incensed after he saw his side denied two penalties during another epic meeting between the two title chasing sides at Anfield. Fabinho fired Liverpool into an early lead, less…
SuperSport United FC duo Sipho Mbule and Teboho Mokoena arrived in Cairo, Egypt to add to coach David Notoane’s South Africa’s National Under-23’s 15-man squad. Notoane expressed his delight over the arrival of these two players, adding that they will certainly add value to his team building up to their…
Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis said she was satisfied with her team’s performance in their 2-0 defeat to hosts Japan on Sunday, 10 November in Fukuoka. Having travelled for two days and with only two days to prepare for the tough friendly match, Ellis said she took a lot of…
Golden Arrows came from behind to beat Mamelodi Sundowns 3-2 in a thrilling Absa Premiership clash in a pouring rain at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium. Thapelo Morena opened the scoring for the visitors but Arrows rallied after the break to earn all three points thanks to goals from Danny Phiri…
It was a slow day for the South African swimming team as the 2019 FINA Swimming World Cup Series wrapped up in Doha. Chad le Clos came close to a medal in the 200m freestyle final but had to settle for a 4th place finish in 1:48.76, with the gold…
Springboks loose-forward Francios Louw has confirmed his retirement from the international rugby. Louw, affectionately known as ‘Flo’, made 76 Test appearances in a decade at the top, adding 2019 gold to the bronze he won in 2015. In all, he appeared in three World Cup tournaments. Flo won his first…
Chippa United have finally registered their first Absa Premiership win of the season, defeating AmaZulu 2-0 at a cold and wet Princess Magogo Stadium last night. William Twala scored a brace in the second half to secure the Chilli Boys first three-pointer of the campaign, though they remain at the…
Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis has named her starting 11 for the friendly international match against Japan here in Fukuoka (Sunday, 10 November 2019). Ellis has handed veteran Leandra Smeda her 100th cap, a milestone for the hardworking striker. There are a few surprises in the starting line-up and Ellis…
South Africa’s National Under-23 side played to a 0-0 draw in their opening Group B 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations match against Zambia at the Al Salam Stadium last night. They created plenty of chances, however, were just unlucky not to find the back of the net in each…
Kaizer Chiefs have continued their great form in the Absa Premiership with a thrilling 3-2 Soweto derby win over Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium. Chiefs secured the victory thanks to a late penalty from Daniel Cardoso, finally broke a nine-game winless streak in league matches against the Buccaneers and extended…
Tottenham’s miserable run in the Premier League continued with a 1-1 draw at home to Sheffield United. Southampton are another team in disarray and that continued with a 2-1 defeat to Everton. Newcastle came from behind to beat Bournemouth 2-1 thanks to goals from DeAndre Yedlin and Ciaran Clark, which…
CAF announced that it had cancelled a $1-billion TV and marketing rights deal with the French-based company following a judgement that it had breached competition rules, though Lagardere insisted it would go to war to make sure the contract remains in place. SuperSport, who had acquired the rights directly from…
Kaizer Chiefs have not beaten Orlando Pirates during ordinary time in their last 13 meetings, but perhaps have their best chance in years against a limping Pirates side that will be without inspirational captain Happy Jele. Here are five key facts for each side going into Saturday’s encounter: KAIZER CHIEFS…
Watford enjoyed their first Premier League win of the season as goals from Gerard Deulofeu and substitute Andre Gray gave them a 2-0 win at Norwich City in a bottom-of-the-table game last night. The result lifted Watford two places to 18th on eight points from 12 games while promoted Norwich,…
Dale Steyn and Janneman Malan played lead roles as the 2019 Mzansi Super League (MSL) season began with a bang after the Cape Town Blitz edged out the Jozi Stars by 15 runs in a high-scoring thriller at the Imperial Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Match Summary Jozi Stars 198 –…
Image: Credit Fullview. The second leg of the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour will take place in Durban. The route plans for East London (Saturday), Port Elizabeth (Sunday) and Cape Town (Monday) will be announced at a later stage. The route plan for Durban is as follows: 09h15: Tour…
Manchester United, Sevilla and Celtic led a parade of clubs with continental pedigree through to the Europa League knockout stage as they all won to book a ticket to the last-32. ✅ Espanyol & Man. United join Sevilla, Basel & Celtic in the round of 32! ?Was it a good…
Image: Credit Fullview. The Springboks Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour kicks off in Gauteng today when they will travel through parts of Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto, parading the Webb Ellis Cup from an open-top bus. The route plans for Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town (Friday to Monday)…
Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus became the first teams to book their tickets for the next round of the UEFA Champions League,with all three picking up wins. Elsewhere, Manchester City lost two goalkeepers in the draw against Atalanta, Real Madrid put six goals past Galatasaray and Dinamo Zagreb and…
Dumisani Zuma scored a brace as Kaizer Chiefs increased their lead at the top of the ABSA Premiership table at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium. Coach Ernst Middendorp made eight changes when compared to the team that started the last match against Orlando Pirates four days ago. Only three players who…
Veteran Springbok prop Tendai Mtawarira has announced his retirement from international rugby after a successful World Cup campaign. The 34-year-old veteran of 117 Tests confirmed his decision after a monumental performance in his final match,against England in the World Cup final in Yokohama, Japan. He made his senior provincial debut…
Cape Town City have announced former Ajax Amsterdam and Galatasaray head coach Jan Olde Reikerink as their new head coach after the sacking of Benni McCarthy. He joins the Citizens with an impressive CV in Europe after managing the likes of Ajax, Genk,Galatasary, SV Heerveeen, while also taking up assistant…
Here are ten of the top stories from LaLiga Santander, from fine margins at the top of the table to Sergio Ramos and Luis Suárez’s latest records. Three teams are level at the top It could hardly be tighter or more dramatic at the top of the LaLiga Santander table.…
The South African U-23 Men’s Olympic Team has safely arrived in Egypt ahead of this year’s CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations kicking off this coming weekend. David Notoane’s charges left South Africa on Monday, 4 November and landed in the North African country in the wee hours of Tuesday…
Banyana Banyana will play Japan in an international friendly match. Both countries will face off on Sunday, 10 November 2019 at the Kitakyushu Stadium in Fukuoka, Japan. Kickoff is at 12h45 local time (05h45 South African time – Japan is seven hours ahead). The two nations will then lock horns…
Barcelona were held to a surprise home draw by Slavia Prague in the early kick-off, while the match of the night saw Chelsea draw 4-4 at home with nine-man Ajax. Liverpool held on for a 2-1 win over Genk, Borussia Dortmund came from two goals down to beat Inter Milan…
Orlando Pirates and Maritzburg United played to a goalless draw in the ABSA Premiership this evening at Orlando Stadium. Captain Happy Jele was sent off and will miss the derby on Saturday against rivals Kaizer Chiefs and both sides finished the match with 10 men after Kwanda Mngonyama of Maritzburg…
South African Football Association (SAFA) Acting CEO, Russell Paul is leaving the Association to take up a senior position within the Qatar 2022 World Cup Organising Committee. He has extensive experience in football administration having, among others, been part of the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup, the first-ever World…
Thousands of people converged at OR Tambo International Airport ahead of the Springboks arrival. Supporters were singing and chanting as they waited for the first group of the squad to arrive which included World Rugby Player of the year, Pieter-Steph Du Toit, Duane Vermuelen and try scorers Makozole Mapimpi and…
Three teams currently sit joint-top, with thirteen clubs within just five points, making it probably the most competitive LaLiga title race since the switch to three points for a win. Levante’s dramatic 3-1 victory over Barcelona on Saturday was just the latest shock from the super exciting 2019/20 LaLiga title…
Reflection back on the 2019 Danone Nations Cup world finals that took place in Barcelona, Rebonwe Primary School soccer players and coach admit it was an experience that has changed their lives and valuable lesson have been learnt in terms of soccer and life skills It was a busy week…
As South Africa's triumphant players prepare to arrive back home to a heroes' welcome, they do so in the knowledge that they are not only world champions but also top of the World Rugby Men's Rankings for the first time since 16 November, 2009. Saturday's 32-12 victory over England in…
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