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Manchester United will reportedly be forced to pay Alexis Sanchez a hefty £1.1m. Manchester United will reportedly be forced to pay Alexis Sanchez a hefty £1.1m loyalty bonus when he returns to the club in July.The Chilean winger has had a disastrous spell on loan at Inter Milan this season,…
Image:Reuters. Cricket South Africa’s acting director of cricket, Graeme Smith, said the South African team will require six weeks of preparation before embarking on any tours. Smith said in a video media conference that the players needed to take responsibility for maintaining their fitness while at home but would also…
@SARugby. SA Rugby and the British & Irish Lions have jointly agreed to postpone the on-sale dates for the ticket ballots due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The ticket ballot in South Africa and the release of the ticket-inclusive supporter travel packages for the eargerly awaited series next year were initially…
The leaderships of the key parties came together via telephone conference earlier today, joined by IOC President Thomas Bach, Tokyo 2020 President Mori Yoshirō, Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko and Olympic and Paralympic Minister Hashimoto Seiko, and agreed on the new schedule. This decision was taken based on three main considerations…
Pep Guardiola: Getty Images. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola joked he will come back "fatter" from a long layoff from football as he urged supporters to follow the advice of scientists and medical professionals. Guardiola, who donated one million euros ($1.08 million) to help buy medical supplies for the fight…
Wimbledon organisers expected to announce the cancellation. Wimbledon organisers will announce the cancellation of the event this week due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff said. All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) officials said last week the event, due to start on 29 June would…
Rustu Recber © Gallo Images. Turkey's former goalkeeper Rustu Recber, is in a "critical period" in hospital with coronavirus. The ex-Barcelona and Fenerbahce keeper, 46, won 120 caps and was one of the players of the tournament when Turkey reached the 2002 World Cup semi-finals. "We are still in shock…
Image:Getty Images. Juventus announced that they had cut their players' and coach Maurizio Sarri's salaries after all Italian sport was suspended until at least 3 April due to the coronavirus pandemic. "The economic and financial effects of the understanding reached are positive for about €90 million for the 2019-20 financial…
Olympic Games-bound Zambia are this edition’s highest climbers in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings released by the World governing football body. Following a busy start to the year, that included a shock preliminary triumph over Cameroon, Zambia are up by six spots to 100th in the world and 12th on…
Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates her semi-final win over Madison Keys at the 2018 US Open: Getty Images. Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka took to social media on Saturday to show her support for the decision to postpone the Games until next year Osaka, who won the US Open in…
Image: Getty Images. Stormers and Springboks captain Siya Kolisi took to social media to wish South Africans well as the country started day one of the 21-day lockdown. “I want to encourage you guys to stay indoors and look after your family,” said Kolisi. “Keep each other positive, keep active,…
Atletico Madrid became the latest La Liga club to request labour authorities to allow them to cut player and staff salaries while football is suspended in Spain due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, club CEO Miguel Angel Gil said that they were "obliged" to propose a partial unemployment…
Image@PSG twitter. Paris St Germain have raised over 200 000 euros ($221 320.00) for local healthcare professionals battling the coronavirus outbreak with the release of a limited edition jersey, the Ligue 1 champions have said. The shirt is a replica of PSG's current home strip but has the words 'Tous…
Image:@ICC. International Cricket Council (ICC) postponed all qualifiers for the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup due to take place before July as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc with international sport. Tournaments in Kuwait, South Africa, Spain, Belgium, Malaysia and Finland are all affected by the decision, a statement said.…
Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo each reportedly donated €1 million ($1.1 million) to help fight the spread of the coronavirus. Clinic Barcelona confirmed that it had received a donation from the Argentine, which will go towards both treating infected patients and researching COVID-19. "Thank you very much Leo, for your…
Jake White © Gallo Images. The Blue Bulls Company have announced that Jake White has signed as Director of Rugby and will be officially joining the Bulls Family effective immediately until the 2023 World Cup. The former Springbok coach and Rugby World Cup winner assumes the position vacated by Alan…
Image: Gallo Images. Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021. The Tokyo Olympics are to be postponed until 2021 after talks between Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, led to confirmation of a decision made inevitable by the coronavirus pandemic. Abe said they had established…
Sadio Mane is more likely to leave Liverpool for Real Madrid than Mohamed Salah, according Anfield favourite Mohamed Sissoko. The former Liverpool Valencia and Juventus defensive midfielder believes Mane has the traits tha Zinedine Zidane looks for in players. Both players have been linked with moves away from the club…
The Spanish soccer calendar has been postponed until further notice, La Liga and the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) said in a joint statement. The statement said a joint commission between the two bodies had agreed to postpone all professional soccer competitions until the Spanish government considered they could start again…
Cameron van der Burgh © Gallo Images. Retired South African Olympic swimmer Cameron van der Burgh has detailed his struggles with coronavirus from the last two weeks. By far the worst virus I have ever endured despite being a healthy individual with strong lungs(no smoking/sport), living a healthy lifestyle and…
Photo: Blake Linder. SASCOC has referred back to its Nominations Committee the decision to declare the nomination of Aleck Skhosana as ineligible for election, for reconsideration. The independent Nominations Committee appointed by SASCOC to assist the independent auditors in finalising the list of persons who were eligible for nomination to…
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has suspended the domestic League over fears around the coronavirus, officials confirmed. In a short statement,FAZ confirmed having also postponed the Absa Cup matches that were due to be played this weekend. “FAZ Suspends League over COVID-19 Threat. Members advised to observe Ministry of…
The 32 member clubs of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) met today, in Kempton Park for an Extra-Ordinary Board of Governors meeting to deliberate the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Below is the resolution of the Board of Governors: The NSL values the lives of all our people. We view the…
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) continued its consultations with all the stakeholders of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The first took place with the International Olympic Summer Sports Federations.Those with the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the athletes’ representatives, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), other International Federations (IFs) and other stakeholders…
Image:FIFA.COM. The world is facing an unprecedented health challenge and clearly a global and collective response is needed. Cooperation, mutual respect and understanding must be the guiding principles for all decision makers to have in mind at this crucial moment in time. Particularly in football, finding appropriate and fair solutions…
Image: Shaun Roy/Sunshine Tour/Gallo Images. South African golfer Victor Lange has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the PGA Tour has said in a statement. Lange, ranked 1,215th in the world, was diagnosed with the COVID-19 in his native South Africa after returning from an event in Mexico on the…
In a media briefing on 15 March 2020, His Excellency, the President of South Africa declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic a national disaster in terms of section 23(1)(b) of the Disaster Management Act 2002. In his address, President Cyril Ramaphosa listed a number of restrictions to curb the spread of…
Image@NathiMthethwaSA. Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has given the PSL the greenlight to continue with their programme behind closed doors. Mthethwa met with SAFA and Premier Soccer League officials on Tuesday to discuss a way forward after the South African government imposed a ban on gatherings of…
UEFA announced the postponement of its flagship national team competition, UEFA EURO 2020, due to be played in June and July this year. The health of all those nvolved in the game is the priority, as well as to avoid placing any unnecessary pressure on national public services involved in…
Image: Comrades.com. The Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) Board convened an urgent meeting on Monday, 16.3.2020 in light of the outbreak of the Corona Virus, also known as COVID-19 and the subsequent postponement or cancellation of sporting events and mass gatherings in the country. Athletics South Africa (ASA), under the auspices…
Following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday with regards to the measures to combat the COVID-19 epidemic, all Swimming South Africa events will be postponed until further notice. Swimming SA will continue to monitor the situation and update the stakeholders with any developments that might occur. The Federation…
PSL suspends fixtures until further notice: The Chairman of the League, Dr. Irvin Khoza, today announced that the Executive Committee had resolved to immediately postpone all matches under the auspices of the League until further notice. The decision was taken in light of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the…
South African Football Association (SAFA) has issued a statement advising all its members to suspend and/or postpone all football matches and football events that are attended by more 100 people in the country until further notice. "SAFA said they will be in contact with the Health Authorities and will be…
Athletics South Africa has aligned itself with the National State of Disaster as pronounced by State President Cyril Ramaphosa and have taken a decision to postpone with immediate effect all athletics events in the country at all levels for 30 days because of the outbreak of the CoronaVirus, also known…
Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt has revealed two of his players are being checked for the possibility of having contracted the coronavirus as the Premier Soccer League meets today to decide their next steps. "We've been scared because we had two players go down with heavy flu, so they've been…
Bloemfontein Celtic are through to the semi-finals after they edged past TS Sporting 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in a thrilling Nedbank Cup quarterfinal match at the Kanyamazane Stadium. Celtic will next face Baroka FC in Polokwane for a place in the final while Mamelodi Sundowns will host…
@AkaniSimbine. Junior athlete Phatutshedzo Maswanganyi displayed spectacular form on Saturday, rocketing to a South African men's U20 record in the 100m sprint at the Athletics Gauteng North (AGN) Championships, held at TuksAthletics Stadium in Tshwane. Maswanganyi won his semifinal in 10.06* seconds, ripping a chunk off the two-year-old national record…
Two Oceans Marathon has been cancelled amid the COVID-19 widespread pandemic. The cancellation follows an emergency meeting of the marathon NPC board on Saturday. “It was unanimously decided that all Two Oceans marathon events would be cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the global spread of the coronavirus,” it said…
Due to the rapid spread of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, Swimming South Africa has made the decision to postpone the upcoming 14th African Swimming Championships. The event was due to be hosted at Durban’s Kings Park Aquatics Centre from 17th to 22nd April 2020 and will now be postponed until…
ASA has now decided to give SASCOC until end of Monday to allow the Board of the Olympic mother body to resolve the impasse regarding the eligibility of ASA President Aleck Skhosana to stand for elections scheduled for March 28. This follows an emergency meeting by the SASCOC Board on…
TS Sporting might fancy an upset against Bloemfontein Celtic, who have looked excellent in their previous two games in this year’s competition, but must now hit the road for the first time. They have had a decent run in the GladAfrica Championship, though they have not won at home since…
In case you missed it, organisers SANZAAR said they had "no option but to suspend the 2020 Super Rugby tournament at the conclusion of this weekend's matches for the foreseeable future". Watch: Super Rugby Highlights between Sharks and Stormers: Super Rugby 2020 | Sharks v Stormers - Rd 7 Highlights.…
The Crusaders are now top of the Super Rugby table after securing a 49-14 bonus point win over the Tokyo Sunwolves in Brisbane. Crusaders scored seven tries to two to move to 23 points, one ahead of fellow New Zealand outfit the Blues, who earlier thumped the Golden Lions 43-10…
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have confirmed that the continental competitions will be postponed amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. CAF Press Release: Following the growing concerns of the COVID-19 virus and the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) describing it as pandemic, CAF has decided to postpone the…
All Premier League football has been suspended until April 4 due to coronavirus. An emergency meeting was held between top-flight clubs this morning and it was decided to postpone fixtures for the next three weeks after Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton’s first-team squads went into self-isolation. A statement read: "Following a…
Real Kings vs. Bidvest Wits: The Nedbank Cup quarterfinals kick-off this weekend, starting tonight as second-tier Real Kings seek an upset against BidVest Wits. Real Kings from the GladAfrica Championship will be underdogs and playing at home in the Nedbank Cup for the first time, with both their previous two…
Image:@TigerWoods. The World Golf Hall of Fame announced that Tiger Woods will be enshrined as part of the Class of 2021. “I am both honored and humbled to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame,” said Woods, who was notified of his impending induction in a phone call…
Image:Reuters. The 1st ODI between India and South Africa has been called off due to rain without a ball being bowled in Dharamsala. The match was always in doubt after the weatherman forecast widespread rains and thundershowers over the region. While several international sporting events have been cancelled or postponed…
Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki has named a squad of 25 players to face Sao Tome e Principe in back-to-back Cameroon 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The home game is scheduled for 27/28 March 2020, with the return match scheduled four days later. These will be the third…
Image Supplied:Dorah Mngwevu, an ASA board member, listening as president Aleck Skhosana makes a point. On his right is Central Gauteng Athletics president, James Moloi. Athletics South Africa announced that it will challenge the rejection of the nomination of ASA President, Aleck Skhosana for the presidency of SASCOC. On 6…
Mamelodi Sundowns are now four points behind Absa Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs following a narrow 1-0 win over Stellenbosch at Athlone Stadium. Sundowns scored an early goal through Themba Zwane and still have a game in hand, meanwhile Stellenbosch remain 11th place and four points clear of the relegation playoff…
Liverpool Manager Jürgen Klopp insisted his side will bounce back in the Champions League after their defence of the title was ended by Atletico Madrid last night. The reds were on course to overturn a one-goal deficit in the second leg of the last-16 tie when Roberto Firmino made it…
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has suspended its season "until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the coronavirus. The first rumours of the move came after extraordinary scenes as the Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Utah Jazz. The teams were on court and ready to tip…
Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that midfielder George Maluleka will be leaving the club. The club announced on its website that they offered the 31-year-old a two-year contract extension + one-year option to renew on his current contract, but he turned it down. The player confirmed he will be leaving for…
Manchester City's Premier League match with Arsenal on Wednesday has been postponed as a "precautionary measure" and several Arsenal players are in self-isolation after Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis contracted coronavirus. Arsenal said Marinakis, 52, met a number of their players when the Gunners hosted the Greek side in a Europa…
Image:Ticketgum. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced the suspension until April 3 of all sporting events in the country, including the top-flight Serie A football league, as Italy grapples with the coronavirus crisis. The final Serie A game before government announcement saw Sassuolo beat Brescia 3-0 behind closed doors…
Timo Werner's second-half penalty separated the two sides. Though both teams were denied by the woodwork - Angeliño for Leipzig and Giovani Lo Celso for Spurs - a one-goal away win was the least Leipzig could get,who deserved a bold and attacking display at White Hart Lane. Tottenham have been…
Ernie Els won the Hoag Classic for his first PGA Tour Champions title, birdieing the par-5 15th and 18th holes for a two-stroke victory at Newport Beach Country Club. Making his third PGA Tour Champions start,Els closed with a 4-under 67 to finish at 16-under 197. He opened with a…
Photo: Zinzi Chabangu by Reg Caldercott. Launching a superb effort in the early stages of the season, Zinzi Chabangu broke the South African women's triple jump record on Saturday, producing a 14.02m leap at an Athletics Gauteng North league Meeting in Tshwane. Chabangu's performance added 13 centimetres to the previous…
Manchester United secured a memorable 1-0 victory against Manchester City in the Premier League fixture. Anthony Martial’s first half goal gave United an advantage but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were hanging on as the game entered the final moments. As it turned out, it was United that found a goal…
SuperSport United beat Highlands Park 2-0 to move third place on the Absa Premiership standings at Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa. First-half goals from Aubrey Modiba and Bradley Grobler sealed all three points for Matsatsantsa even though their title hopes are slim,whilst Highlands remain eighth place on the standings. Supersport Coach…
The SA National Open Water Swimming Championships concluded today at the Marina Martinique in Jeffrey’s Bay, with Leigh McMorran winning another gold medal, this time in the 5km event. McMorran (15) added the 5km race to her list of FINA World Junior OWS Championships qualifiers by scooping the gold medal…
Image:Getty Images. Australia have been crowned Women's T20 World Cup champions for the fifth time, completing a dominant 85-run victory over India at a packed MCG. No fewer than 86,174 people — the highest crowd ever at a women's sport event in Australia but just short of the world record…
Manchester United will face Manchester City at Old Trafford in the Manchester derby, on Sunday in the Premier League. United are unbeaten in their last nine games, and are heading into this match riding on the back of a 3-0 win against Derby County. The Red Devils are three points…
AmaZulu have ended a 13-year winless run against log leaders Kaizer Chiefs with a crucial 1-0 win at the FNB stadium on Saturday night. The victory took relegation-threatened Usuthu to the 15th spot on the league standings, while Amakhosi remained at the top of the log. Talent Chawapiwa's cross was…
Waterkloof from the Titans and SACS from the Cobras make the final of the Cricket South Africa Schools T20 Challenge Waterkloof, representing the Titans franchise and the Cape Cobras region’s SACS will meet in the final of the CSA Schools T20 Challenge at the Tuks main oval on Sunday afternoon.…
The quest for Olympic and FINA World Junior Championships qualification began today as the SA National Open Water Swimming Championships got underway at the Marina Martinique in Jeffrey’s Bay. The top two swimmers from each 10km race will be eligible for national Olympic selection and the first to pencil their…
Watch:Highlights from the match between Vodacom Bulls and Highlanders from Loftus Versfeld. Courtesy of Supersport. Scorers: Vodacom Bulls – Tries:Rosko Specman (3), Cornal Hendricks, Jaco Visagie, Warrick Gelant. Conversions:Manie Libbok (4), Morne Steyn (1). Highlanders – Tries: Josh Ioane. Conversion: Ioane. Penalties: Ioane (2). Meanwhile Sharks have firmly positioned themselves…
South Africa comfortably beat Australia by six wickets in the third one-day international in Potchefstroom to complete a 3-0 series whitewash. The win continued their dominance over Australia in the 50-over format, a streak dating back to that series here in 2016 and has seen the Proteas win 11 out…
Mamelodi Sundowns CAF Champions League campaign has come to an end after they were held 1-1 by Al Ahly at the Lucas Moripe Stadium,which saw them go out 3-1 on aggregate. After going down 2-0 in Cairo last week, Sundowns already faced an uphill battle but that was made worse…
The Lions woes in 2020’s Super Rugby campaign continues after they suffered defeat to the Rebels in Melbourne. Rebels won 37-17 after leading 15-10 at half-time. The home side scored four tries through Richard Hardwick, Isi Naisarani, Dane Haylett-Petty and a brace by Andrew Kellaway. The Lions came into the…
Kaizer Chiefs have received a major boost with the news that Lebo Manyama and Leonardo Castro should both be fit for Saturday’s home clash with AmaZulu. Both were injured in the last weekend’s hard fought win against rivals Orlando Pirates but coach Ernst Middendorp said he expects them to be…
The derby clash between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford will take centre stage this weekend of the 2019-20 Premier League season. Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola's record in the Manchester derby remains formidable. The Catalan has still yet to suffer defeat away to United in the league.…
Image:Mamelodi Sundowns. When Hlompho Kekana joined Mamelodi Sundowns from Bloemfontein Celtic nine years ago, no one expected him to the kind of heights he has at the moment. His move to Sundowns, especially under the guidance of coach Pitso Mosimane, changed Kekana from a hard tackling midfielder to a leader,…
Chelsea will travel to Leicester City in the quarter-finals of the 2019-20 FA Cup,while title holders Manchester City will visit Newcastle United. Here is the draw for the quarter-finals in full, with the matches scheduled to be played on the weekend of March 21. FA Cup 2019-20 - Quarter-Final Draw:…
Lehlohonolo Lehana and Lothar Matthaus at the Bundesliga Experience media event at Workshop 55, Parktown North. Germany’s 1990 World Cup-winning captain Lothar Matthäus‚ is visiting SA for Bundesliga promotional events‚ He said he had enjoyed travelling around South Africa in 2010‚ driving between cities like Johannesburg‚ Durban and Cape Town…
Lizelle Lee and Sune Luus during their Women's T20 World Cup match against Thailand in Canberra, Australia on 28 February 2020. Image: @OfficialCSA/Twitter. Australia have beaten South Africa to go through to the T20 World Cup final where they will meet India at the MCG on Sunday. After days of…
The Eastern Cape’s Marina Martinique in Jeffrey’s Bay will play host to the 2020 SA National Open Water Swimming Championships, with Mzansi’s top talent taking to the water on 7th and 8th March. The swimmers at this year’s event will compete to secure a place in the team that will…
Janneman Malan and Lungi Ngidi led the Proteas to a six-wicket victory against Australia in the second ODI at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein to secure the three-match series 2-0 with the last game in Potchefstroom on Saturday. Proteas chased down Australia’s total of 271 with ease, thanks to an…
@ChippaUnitedFC. Orlando Pirates have confirmed that they have “seconded” assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena to Chippa United, where he is expected to fill the head coach role,until the end of the season. “Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm that Assistant Coach Rhulani Mokwena has been seconded to join Absa Premiership outfit…
Liverpool Manager Jürgen Klopp has acknowledged that his side must make improvements defensively if they're to return to top form after they were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea in the FA Cup last night. The Reds bowed out at the fifth-round stage after goals from Willian and Ross Barkley secured victory…
AmaZulu Football Club have confirmed that head coach, Jozef Vukusic, has been placed on special leave until further notice. Vukusic joined Amazulu in September last year after the club failed to get the desired results under then coach Cavin Johnson. Johnson was sacked a season after he had saved the…
Image:@ICC. The draw for the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup has been confirmed after a gripping group stage came to an end. India will face England before Australia take on South Africa, in the semi-finals starting at 3pm and 7pm respectively on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket…
Following a recent complaint made by a Tennis South Africa board member, that the SASCOC Acting President is blocking her nomination to the SASCOC Presidency position, SASCOC would like to place on record that this complaint raised has nothing to do with the nomination process leading to the SASCOC board…
Spanish football league, LaLiga Santander, hosted a private viewing of the exciting El Clásico showdown between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona for South African football fans, media and sports personalities, this past Sunday 01 March. The event which is part of LaLiga’s internationalization strategy and objectives to bring LaLiga closer…
Lagos, Nigeria – Having launched as Castle Africa 5s in 2018, Africa’s Premier Social Football League makes an impactful return for the third successive year. Since the launch of this unique social league, the continental five-a-side football showpiece has extended its reach in an effort to cultivate friendship bonds beyond…
Image: @ChippaUnitedFC. Chippa United head coach Norman Mapeza resigned last night, just less than two days after steering the team back to winning ways,breaking a five-game winless streak that piled pressure on him. According Marawa Sports Worldwide(MSW), Mapeza had requested a meeting with club boss Siviwe Mpengesi, where he was…
Proteas have recalled batsmen Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen for their three-match One-Day International tour of India later this month, while left-arm spinner George Linde is named in the squad for the first time. It will be Du Plessis' first participation in the format since the 2019…
Image:Reuters. Football La Liga: Real Madrid showed character by beating Barcelona 2-0 in the top-of-the-table Clasico, leapfrogging their rivals at the La Liga summit after a week in which their pride had taken a beating at home and in Europe. Vinicius Jr. and the substitute Mariano Diaz scored late goals…
Polokwane City will face Black Leopards in an Absa Premiership match at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium. Kick-off is at 3:30pm. City breathed a sigh of relief after their five-match win-less run in the league came to an end with a 3-2 victory over Cape Town City at home two weeks…
Five matches in Italy's Serie A were postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus. Sunday's clash pitting Juventus and third-placed Inter in Turin was among those fixtures to be called off and rearranged for May 13. It had originally been scheduled to be played behind closed doors. The decisions…
Watford caused one of the upsets of the season when they defeated Liverpool 3-0 at Vicarage Road. The home team created the best chances of the first half and were rewarded after half-time by a 54th-minute opener through Ismaila Sarr. Sarr then ran clear and chipped Alisson for his brace…
Image:©Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix. Heinrich Klaasen’s maiden ODI century inspired South Africa to a 74-run victory over Australia in the first of three Momentum one-day internationals at Eurolux Boland Park in Paarl. Man of the match Klaasen struck and unbeaten 123 from 114 deliveries with seven boundaries and three sixes as the…
Image:Sunshine Ladies Tour. Monique Smit claimed an emotional fourth Sunshine Ladies Tour title at the Joburg Ladies Open, where she tapped in for par at the final hole to emerge from an enthralling finale with a one-shot victory. Almost exactly a month ago, the South African won a four-way play-off…
Mamelodi Sundowns have suffered a 2-0 first leg loss to Egyptian giants Al Ahly in their quarterfinal clash at the Cairo International Stadium on Saturday. Ali Maâloul bagged a second-half brace for the home side,Ali managed to slot past Downs' keeper Dennis Onyango from close range after persistent pressure and…
The Blues have put in possibly their best performance so far to stun the home side,Stormers and bring their perfect start to the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season to an end. The visitors were dominant on attack, aided by 35 missed tackles from the Stormers, and disrupted the home side’s…
Kaizer Chiefs secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates in an Absa Premiership match at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The victory moves Chiefs seven points clear at the top of the league standings, while Pirates remain third after seeing their six-game winning streak in the league…
Image:CSA Twitter. Kagiso Rabada is out of action for up to four weeks, ruling him out of the upcoming ODIs against Australia as well as the subsequent series against India. "Kagiso sustained a groin muscle strain in the T20 series against Australia," Dr. Shuaib Manjra, CSA's chief medical officer, said.…
Liverpool's bid to win the Premier League title by March 21 likely to be on course when the leaders face Watford at Vicarage Road tomorrow. The Reds can extend their lead to 25 points ahead of nearest rivals Manchester City, who are playing Aston Villa in the 2020 Carabao Cup…
Image:Kickoff Magazine. The PSL continues this weekend, with seven fixtures across the country and the Soweto Derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs being one of the much anticipated clash. It is going to be the first time in the 50-year history of the greatest South African sporting rivalry that…
Global sports brand PUMA has signed a multi-year deal with Athletics South Africa (ASA) which will see all team SA athletes in PUMA outfit for the first time at the 2020 CAA African Cross Country Championship scheduled for April.PUMA, as the official sponsor of ASA, has acquired branding rights, licensing…
Manchester City stunned Real Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to put one foot in the Champions League quarterfinals. Madrid looked on course to edge a cagey contest after Isco's smart finish early in the second half, but Kevin De Bruyne teed up Gabriel Jesus in the 78th minute and…
An all-round dominant display by Australia helped them clinch the series-decider at Newlands by 97 run, against South Africa and seal the series win 2-1. The Proteas never came close to threatening the Aussies, losing captain Quinton de Kock in the very first over — cleaned up again by Mitchell…
Maria Sharapova has announced that she is retiring from tennis with immediate effect. She enjoyed a glittering career that saw her complete a career Grand Slam, win 36 WTA titles, and spend 21 weeks as WTA World No.1. Her first major success arrived as a 17-year-old at Wimbledon in 2004…
Image:Keshav Maharaj -CSA. Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced the Standard Bank Proteas squad that will take on Australia in a three-match Momentum ODI series taking place in Paarl, Bloemfontein and Potchefstroom from 29 February to 06 March 2020. The 15-strong team sees the inclusion of left-arm spinner, Keshav Maharaj…
Serge Gnabry's love affair with London continued last night in the UEFA Champions League, when He found the net twice for Bayern Munich against Chelsea. Gnabry's brace helped Bayern cruise to a comfortable 3-0 win in the first leg of their last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge. It helped to have…
Mamelodi Sundowns will clash with Highlands Park in the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup,and Bidvest Wits will face Real Kings. There is also a Limpopo Derby as Black Leopards travel to Baroka FC, a clash between two sides at the wrong end of the Absa Premiership table. The last of…
Image:NBC Sports. The marquee game of the college basketball season to date tips off at noon eastern Saturday as top-ranked Kansas and Baylor square off in Texas. The AP and Coaches polls have Baylor and Kansas at No. 1 and No. 3, respectively, but the odds board paints a slightly…
Image: SA Cricket Mag. Corrie Van Zyl will return to work at Cricket South Africa after his suspension was being lifted. Van Zyl, who was CSA acting director of cricket at the time, was suspended in October 2019. "The matter between Cricket South Africa and Mr Corrie van Zyl has…
Liverpool victory against West Ham equalled the English top-flight record of 18 successive wins, set by Manchester City from August to December 2017, with Jurgen Klopp's side last dropping points in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United in October. Liverpool have now restored their 22-point lead at the top and…
LaLiga, in partnership with Budweiser and SuperSport will be hosting a watch party at the Hard Rock Cafe, Sandton on 1 March 2020 to give South African football fans a taste of the long-standing rivalry. The battle between Madrid and Barcelona will see cities around the world come to a…
France climbed to fifth in the World Rugby rankings following their 27-23 win over Wales in Cardiff on Saturday. The result earned France a 1.49 points increase, to lift them above Wales, who were docked 1.49 points and are now in sixth place. England gained 0.45 of a point following…
The South African swimming team concluded the CANA Zone IV Swimming Championships in Botswana with a total of 50 medals across the two disciplines (49 swimming and 1 masters). The final day of the competition saw 16 year old Abigail Swanepoel win the silver medal in the 200m butterfly behind…
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's header a minute into the second-half clinched a 3-2 victory for Arsenal over Everton at the Emirates. The win takes the Gunners up to ninth in the Premier League table – now just three points behind rivals Tottenham after going ten matches unbeaten in all competitions. Dominic Calvert-Lewin…
South Africa beat Australia by 12 runs in the 2nd KFC T20 International at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. The victory squared the series at 1-1 with only the match in Cape Town to come on Wednesday. Set 159 to win, the Australian chase was based on…
Mamelodi Sundowns are through to the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup with a comfortable win over Vaal University of Technology at the Lucas Moripe Stadium. Sundowns made 11 changes compared to the line-up which started against SuperSport United in their previous league encounter, with coach Pitso Mosimane looking to rest…
Image:Getty Images. Tyson Fury produced a stunning performance to beat Deontay Wilder in their rematch by TKO in the seventh round. He made good on his promise to go for a knockout in the hotly anticipated rematch against Wilder. Fury dropped Wilder twice before the American’s corner threw in the…
Manchester City have extended their lead over Leicester to seven points in the Premier League following a 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium. Leicester started brightly and Jamie Vardy rattled the post following Aymeric Laporte mistake. After the break,City were awarded a penalty following VAR review for handball but…
Otere Black slotted a late penalty to claim a 23-21 victory for the Blues in Pretoria and hand the Vodacom Bulls their third loss of the season. The match was played in a downpour that lasted for almost all of of the 80 minutes, making conditions extremely difficult for both…
Highlands Park beat Kaizer Chiefs 5-4 on penalties (1-1 after extra-time) to book their place in the quarterfinals of this season's Nedbank Cup. Musa Nyatama scored the winning penalty for The Lions of the North after Khama Billiat struck the woodwork. Peter Shalulile put Highlands in front before Sello Motsepe's…
Ashton Agar took a hat-trick as Australia outclassed South Africa to win the opening KFC T20 International against South Africa by a massive 107 runs at Imperial Wanderers. Agar nearly had a double hat-trick when he took two in two balls later on. The left-arm spinner finished with brilliant figures…
Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge tomorrow when his side will play against his former club, Chelsea. Spurs have shrugged off the injury absence of striker Harry Kane to win their last three league games, and they will climb above the Blues with another victory. Manchester City travel to the…
Black Leopards will hosts Amavarara FC in the Nedbank Cup Last 16 match at the Thohoyandou Stadium tonight. Kick-off is at 8:00 pm. Leopards secured their place in this stage of the tournament after walloping ABC Motsepe side North West University (NWU) 4-0 at home in the Last 32. They…
Image: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images. Premier Soccer League has confirmed that Mamelodi Sundowns’ Gaston Sirino has been found guilty. The Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder has been found guilty of assaulting SuperSport United players Clayton Daniels and Dean Furman during the MTN8 fixture on 18 September 2019. The matter had been postponed a…
Mamelodi Sundowns defeated Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium last night to move four points behind Absa Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs. Sundowns moved to the second place on 41 points after last night result, which was secured by goals from Sibusiso Vilakazi and Hlompho Kekana. Celtics remain in…
A second-half Timo Werner penalty earned the last-16 newcomers a narrow win away to last season's runners-up. Tottenham struggled to find a way back into the match, although Péter Gulácsi produced a fingertip save to touch Giovani Lo Celso's free-kick on to the post and then flicked another free-kick behind,…
Athletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone said his side had beaten Liverpool before their tie after the incredible reception their team bus received outside the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Madrid recorded a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie courtesy of a goal from…
South Africa's elite athletes have opened the 2020 season with a bang, as they begin their early build-up towards the Tokyo Olympic Games and international campaigns. Over the weekend, Caster Semenya and Akani Simbine set new national bests over unofficial distances at the Backtrack Newton Classic Shootout meeting held at…
Manchester United closed in on the Champions League places with victory over Chelsea. United closed to within three points of Chelsea in fourth place with headed goals either side of the interval from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire at Stamford Bridge. Martial glanced in Aaron Wan-Bissaka's cross on the stroke…
At the regular season break, the usual suspects remain atop the bookmakers' power ratings, but there have been some massive movements underneath. Below, you can compare every team's odds to win the NBA Finals, the conference and the division from the day before the season started to today. Information is…
Image:Skysports. Faf Du Plessis has stepped down as captain of South Africa's Test and T20I sides with immediate effect. Du Plessis has cited a need to take a step back from captaincy in order to help facilitate the emergence of the next generation of leaders within the team under the…
Tottenham Hotspur has moved up to fifth in the Premier League, which could be enough to secure Champions League football should Manchester City's appeal against the ban fail – thanks to Son Heung-min's stoppage time winner to beat Aston Villa 3-2 on Sunday. Spurs are now just one point behind…
Orlando Pirates have secured a sixth Absa Premiership win in succession with a hard fought 1-0 win over Black Leopards at Thohoyandou Stadium. Thabiso Mokoena netted a late own goal to gift the visitors all three points,and victory moves Pirates back up to second, just six points behind league leaders…
Eoin Morgan carried England to a Twenty20 series win over South Africa as the visitors chased down a 200-plus score for only the second time in their history in the Centurion decider. Blistering half-centuries from Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow had laid the foundations in a mammoth chase of 223…
Julian Montoya scored a hat-trick as the Jaguares registered a 43-27 comeback win against the Reds in Buenos Aires on Sunday. The Reds were brilliant in the first half and were full value for their 12-point lead at the break, but they relinquished their dominance and their advantage in the…
Liverpool return to the scene of their Champions League triumph when they visit Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday. The Reds remain on course for a potential five-trophy haul this season. They have already lifted the Uefa Super Cup and Club World Cup. Jurgen Klopp has overseen three in four…
Maritzburg United have put a dent in Kaizer Chiefs’ Absa Premiership title bid with an upset 2-1 win at the FNB Stadium. Daylon Claasen scored a second-half brace for United, who firmly establish themselves in sixth place, while Chiefs suffered a third league loss of the 2019/20 season and see…
Manchester City have been banned from European club competition for the next two seasons after being found to have committed "serious breaches" of Uefa's club licensing and financial fair play regulations. The decision is subject to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Manchester City said they are "disappointed…
In the second consecutive match to go to the final ball, England roared back into the T20I series when they beat South Africa by two runs in front of a wildly excited crowd of 14 766 at Kingsmead in Durban. It will now be all to play for when the…
Anthony Davis was born and raised in Chicago, and the odds suggest he may add another All-Star Game MVP to his collection while visiting his hometown this weekend. SportsBetting.ag lists Davis as a 4/1 favorite to take home MVP honors Sunday. His teammate, LeBron James, has the second-best odds while…
The Confederation Africaine De Natation Amateur (CANA) Zone IV Swimming Championships will kick off in Gaborone, Botswana from 20th to 23rd February 2020 and will feature some of the continent’s top talent. The South African team topped the overall medal table at last year’s event in Namibia, with a total…
The Proteas interest in touring Pakistan for three T20Is later this year has been cancelled. All three matches that were due to be played in Rawalpindi,will no longer go ahead, following concerns over player workload.This is after a bumper home summer that has seen South Africa host England in four…
Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer and striker Gabadinho Mhango have scooped the Absa Premiership Coach and Player of the Month awards for January 2020. Zinnbauer joined Pirates in December and has made an immediate impact, with the Buccaneers currently sitting in second place on the Absa Premiership log. He guided…
Picture Credit: Roger Sedres. As he prepares for the 2020 track and field season, national 100m record holder Akani Simbine will be eager to retain his place among the fastest men in the world. Simbine discussed his 2019 campaign, after finishing fourth in the short sprint final at the World…
Image:Kaizer Chiefs. Kaizer Chiefs has confirmed on its club website that it has received a correspondence from FIFA Disciplinary Committee concerning the Malagasy player Adriamirado Aro Hasina Andrianarimanana. The club will lodge an appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in accordance to article 58 par. 1 of…
Manchester City's home Premier League game against West Ham has been postponed because of bad weather conditions. A Manchester City spokesperson said: Due to extreme and escalating weather conditions and in the interests of supporter and staff safety, today’s match has been postponed. This decision has been made by Manchester…
Bidvest Wits beat Orlando Pirates 3-2 on penalties (3-3 after extra-time) in a thrilling Nedbank Cup fixture at Orlando Stadium in Soweto. Wits looked down and out after squandering a two goal advantage and having Elias Pelembe sent off, but Gift Motupa scored in the first minute of stoppage-time in…
England have secured a two-wicket victory over South Africa to square the three-match one-day international series 1-1 at the Imperial Wanderers in Johannesburg. Adil Rashid (3-51) and Moeen Ali (1-42) helped restrict the Proteas to 256-7 despite Quinton de Kock and David Miller both hitting 69. Jason Roy (21) and…
A Premier League clash between Pep Guardiola's City and David Moyes' Hammers. Kick-off is at 18:30,SA Time. Man City are currently second in the table - a massive 22 points behind league leaders Liverpool. West Ham are struggling at the wrong end of the table - third from bottom, in…
Orlando Pirates are set to play host to Bidvest Wits in the 2019/20 Nedbank Cup Last 32 match at Orlando Stadium this afternoon. Kick-off is 15:00. Pirates head into the clash on a five game winning streak with their most recent outing a 2-1 win over Chippa United. Gabadinho Mhango…
Watch:Highlights from the match between Emirates Lions and Reds taking place at Emirates Airline Park. Courtesy of Supersport. Super Rugby Results: Friday, February 7. Highlanders 20-42 Sharks. Brumbies 39-26 Rebels. Saturday,February 8. Chiefs 25-15 Crusaders. Waratahs 12-32 Blues. Lions 27-20 Reds. Stormers 13-0 Bulls.
Following the signing of the broadcast agreement between Athletics South Africa and the SABC a fortnight ago, the national federation released the broadcast schedule of events for the 2020 Athletics season. In what ASA has been hailed as a first time in more than a decade, all the ASA disciplines…
Dale Steyn will return to international cricket after nearly a year’s absence after being named in the T20 squad to face England. He has fully recovered from a recurring shoulder injury, and will be welcomed back into a squad where his experience will be highly valued. Steyn’s last appearance for…
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal battled at the Cape Town Stadium before the crowd of 51,954, setting a new world record that will take some beating in the years to come. The first Match in Africa occurred in Zurich in 2010 and Roger and Rafa were the main protagonists as…
Roger Federer will play his great rival Rafael Nadal tonight in the Match in Africa 6 to benefit children’s education in Africa. The match,which will take place in Cape Town,and it will be Federer's first match in Sub Saharan Africa. This will be the sixth edition of this event, and…
Image:AFP. Former world record holder and Olympic gold medallist Roland Schoeman has been suspended for doping, the International Swimming Federation (Fina) announced. As per the FINA ruling, Schoeman tested positive for banned substance GW501516 in May of 2019, a drug obtained on the black market and considered to be a…
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane said Al Ahly did not respect his side in last year’s CAF Champions League quarterfinals, but things will be different in this year’s campaign after Sundowns handed them a 5-1 aggregate thrashing. Sundowns and Al Ahly will face each other in a repeat of last…
A strong 10-member team has been announced by Athletics South Africa for the World Athletics Half-Marathon Championships, scheduled for Gdynia, Poland on 20 March 2020. National record holder Stephen Mokoka, who clocked 59:51 in Buenos Aires last year, will lead four other SA men at the biennial road running showpiece.…
Former Uganda boss Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic has been appointed as coach of Zambia on a two-year-deal. The Serbian was unveiled this afternoon by FAZ President Andrew Kamanga at Barca Academy in Lusaka. The 50-year-old who spoke to the press for the first time today, talked about his master plan to…
The Stellenbosch leg of the SA Grand Prix wrapped up yesterday with a number of thrilling performances from Rebecca Meder, Erin Gallagher and Christin Mundell. Meder was in top form as she bagged the gold medal in the 400m individual medley in 4:52.25 ahead of Tailyn Seyffert in 4:58.82 and…
Football. CAF Confederation Cup. Bidvest Wits ended their 2019-20 Total CAF Confederation Cup campaign on a low note as they slumped to a 2-0 loss at home to Djoliba at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto on Sunday evening. Barou Sanogo and Oumar Camara were on the target for the visitors who…
Novak Djokovic: Getty Images. Novak Djokovic has battled back to win a record-extending eighth Australian Open men’s singles crown, the now 17-time Grand Slam champion overcoming Dominic Thiem 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 at Rod Laver Arena. The Serb added to his Melbourne successes in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015,…
AmaZulu FC will face Polokwane City in an Absa Premiership match at the Kings Park Stadium this afternoon. Kick-off is at 3:30 pm. Amazulu stretched their winless run to five matches in the league when they recorded a 1-0 defeat to Orlando Pirates away in their previous match and as…
The DHL Stormers are regarded as best hope in Vodacom Super Rugby in 2020 when they started the competition with an emphatic 27-0 win over the Hurricanes at Newlands. Friday,31 January 2020. Blues 29-37 Chiefs. Brumbies 27-24 Reds. Sharks 23-15 Bulls. Saturday,01 February 2020. Sunwolves 36-27 Rebels. Crusaders 43-25 Waratahs,…
Mamelodi Sundowns and TP Mazembe will head into the 2019-20 Total CAF Champions League knockout stages as two of the favourites to clinch the crown after ending the group-stage campaign with an unbeaten record. Both teams finished on 14 points with four wins and two draws from their allotted fixtures…
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is not concerned by a dramatic dip in form for Raheem Sterling in recent weeks. Sterling has not scored in six appearances this year, with his last goals coming in City's 3-2 defeat by Wolves on 27 December. Guardiola believes Sterling is still making a…
A phenomenal start for Mzansi’s top athletes, as the second leg of the South African Grand Prix got underway at the Stellenbosch University Swimming Pool today. Olympian Chad le Clos kicked off the year with two gold medals during the first finals session, claiming the honours in the 100m freestyle…
Sofia Kenin celebrates winning the final against Garbiñe Muguruza: Reuters. Grand Slam final debutant Sofia Kenin came from one set to lift her maiden major title in the women’s singles final of Australian Open 2020 on Saturday night. The fourteenth seed defeated Garbine Muguruza, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in a pulsating…
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho is excited about his latest young signings as he seeks to rebuild last season's Champions League finalists following a slump this term that has left them struggling for a top-four spot in the Premier League. The Spurs boss, criticised in the past for relying too…
The promising young scrumhalf Sanele Nohamba made sure of a 23-15 win for the Cell C Sharks over the Vodacom Bulls in their opening Vodacom Super Rugby clash at Jonnson King’s Park on Friday night. Courtesy of Supersport. Scores: Cell C Sharks 23 - Tries:Conversions: Curwin Bosch 2, Penalties: Curwin…
Maritzburg United played to a 1-1 draw with Cape Town City in an Absa Premiership match at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday night. United remained sixth, while City climbed up to the eighth spot on the log. Bradley Ralani set up Thabo Nodada who made no mistake as he…
South Africa were docked six World Test Championship points and fined 60 percent of their match fee on Monday for a slow over rate during their 191-run fourth Test defeat by England. In a statement, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said it has punished South Africa after match referee Andy…
Image:SAFA. Banyana Banyana forward Thembi Kgatlana has became the latest South African woman to join an overseas club. Following hot on the heels of Kelso Peskin, who is now on the books of French side Toulouse FC Féminines, and Linda Motlhalo who signed Djurgarden in Sweden, Kgatlana will now turn…
Neymar Jr: Getty Images. NBA legend Kobe Bryant died on Sunday when a helicopter he was riding in crashed and burst into flames in thick fog, killing all nine people on board including his teenage daughter and plunging the sports world into mourning. Bryant, 41, was travelling with his 13-year-old…
Arsenal advanced out of the FA Cup fourth round after a 2-1 victory against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. The Gunners led after just five minutes when Bukayo Saka smashed his shot into the top corner past Mark Travers. Eddie Nketiah made it 2-0 after 26 minutes, with the 20-year-old…
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) have confirmed they are finalising the signing of former Orlando Pirates coach Micho Sredojevic as the country’s new head coach. Sredojevic is expected in Zambia this week to sign a two-tear contract. South African Serame Lestsoaka was part of a technical group tasked with…
Neymar dedicated his second goal in Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 win at Lille on Sunday to basketball legend Kobe Bryant, whose death on Sunday in a helicopter crash shocked the world. The Brazilian slotted home the 52nd-minute penalty that put PSG two goals up in the French Ligue 1 clash and…
Vernon Philander has been handed a fine and demerit point after swearing at Jos Buttler. Philander was found guilty for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct when he gave Buttler a verbal sendoff following the England wicketkeeper’s dismissal during the visitors’ first innings of the fourth and…
Coco Gauff's bid for history at the Australian Open ended in tears in the last 16 on Sunday as the 15-year-old crashed out in three sets to fellow American Sofia Kenin. Kenin recovered from a set down to win convincingly 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-0 and Gauff left the court crying.…
Mamelodi Sundowns have maintained their unbeaten Caf Champions League run after Saturday’s 2-2 with Petro de Luanda. Sundowns‚ who have already qualified for the quarter-finals‚ will finish in first place if they avoid defeat to their nemesis and Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca at the Lucas Moripe Stadium next Saturday. They…
Barcelona were denied the chance to open up a three-point lead at the top of La Liga after Valencia won 2-0. Jordi Alba scored an own goal, while Maxi Gomez also found the net for Valencia at the Mestalla to slow down Barca's momentum in the title race. It's a…
Orlando Pirates have secured a 1-0 victory over AmaZulu in an Absa Premiership match at the Orlando Stadium. The victory took Bucaneers to the fourth spot, while Usuthu remained bottom on the log table. Both teams went to half-time break goalless, with Amazulu having frustrated Pirates. Thembinkosi Lorch delivered a…
Lebogang Manyama's goal in injury time has earned Kaizer Chiefs a 1-0 win over Golden Arrows at Moses Mabhida Stadium. The result sees Chiefs extend their lead to 10 points over second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns (who now have a game in hand), while Arrows drop to ninth place after a seventh…
Pieter-Steph du Toit capped off phenomenal 2019 season when he added the prestigious SA Rugby Player of the Year award to his World Rugby Player of the Year accolade. Rassie Erasmus and the Springboks were also honoured for a brilliant 2019, when they won the Rugby World Cup and Castle…
Jacques Nienaber was named as the new Springbok coach as part of a revised coaching panel, that will report directly to Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby. Nienaber was promoted from an assistant coach’s role to carry the day-to-day responsibility while Erasmus will continue to direct strategy in a…
Image: Ausopen.com Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki said she is "very proud" of making her childhood dreams come true after an impressive career came to a close at the Australian Open. Wozniacki, 29, revealed her intention to retire in December, fittingly calling time at the venue where she won…
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane and Gift Motupa of Bidvest Wits, have been named the Absa Premiership Coach and Player of the month for December respectively. The coach and player were honoured after stellar performances in the Absa Premiership at the end of last year. During the month, Mosimane guided…
South Africa's Kevin Anderson bowed out of the Australian Open on Thursday after a second round defeat to 29th-seeded American Taylor Fritz. Anderson, who is enjoying a strong start to 2020 after injuries resulted in his world ranking slipping to 122, had looked in control against the 22-year-old American, ranked…
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a request for new signings to help his team after a disappointing 2-0 home defeat to Burnley in the Premier League last night. "We are working to improve and get players in, and hopefully we can get something over the line. I…
As the sponsor of the KFC Mini-Cricket programme, KFC enters 2020 with new goals, a clear vision and excitement at the potential of the programme continuing to change lives through sport. The KFC Mini-Cricket programme is the largest national grassroots development programme in South Africa and offers kids the critical…
Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United is set to be decided in the close season, his agent Mino Raiola has said. The midfielder has featured in only eight games this season for Manchester United due to injury. There has been frustration over his lack of involvement this season, but United…
Image: Supersport. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced its decision to ban South African wheelchair tennis athlete, Lucas Sithole, from all forms of competition for two years, as a result of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.4 of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme. The two-time Grand Slam champion was charged…
Jose Mourinho is looking to avoid equalling his longest Premier League win-less run of five matches set at Chelsea from April to May 2007 and at Manchester United from April to May 2017. Despite a promising start to his tenure, Spurs have been inconsistent under Mourinho in recent weeks, having…
South Africa got Ghana again. They are already playing the Black Stars in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. Zimbabwe are old rivals, of course, with many of their top players in the Absa Premiership, while Ethiopia, as previously mentioned, stunned South Africa in Addis Ababa in qualifying for the…
Jacques Nienaber is expected to take charge of world champions Springboks this month despite never playing first-team rugby nor being a head coach. Nienaber was the defence coach of the Springboks when they won the World Cup a record-equalling third time last November by defeating England 32-12 in the final…
Image: CSA. Cricket South Africa (CSA) have named Quinton de Kock as the new Standard Bank Proteas One-Day International captain. He made his international debut in December 2012 after an impressive showing at that year’s ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Australia and was called up into the ODI squad…
The Cell C Sharks have announced the appointment of Springbok centre, Lukhanyo Am, as the captain for the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby competition. The 26-year-old started his rugby at Border before his career took off with the Southern Kings in 2016. Later that year he made the move north to…
Image:Reuters. South Africa's fast bowler Kagiso Rabada says he was surprised to be sanctioned for his celebration of Joe Root's dismissal in the third test against England. After bowling out Root, he ran down the pitch, went down on his haunches, clenched his fists and roared into the ground right…
Rafael Nadal produced a clinical performance to see off the brave challenge of Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien 6-2 6-3 6-0 in the opening round of the Australian Open. Dellien, the first Bolivian ever to compete at the Australian Open, fought hard, and the match was far closer than the scoreline might…
Serena Williams took the first step toward a potential record-tying 24th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open by winning her first-round match. Serena, 38, closed out her 6-0, 6-3 victory over 18-year-old Anastasia Potapova of Russia. Williams, the No. 8 seed, notched 24 winners and 16 unforced errors in…
England completed a comprehensive win by an innings and 53 runs on the fifth day of the third Test against South Africa at St George's Park,Port Elizabeth. The result afforded England a 2-1 series lead. The fourth and final Test will start at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Friday. Mark…
Liverpool's win against Manchester United, extended their lead at the top of the table to 16 points with a game in hand. The Reds were the superior side but faced late United pressure as they defended Virgil van Dijk's 14th-minute header before wrapping up the win in style in injury…
Mamelodi Sundowns have secured a 2-1 win over SuperSport United in an Absa Premiership match at Lucas Moripe Stadium. Sundowns remain second,with seven points behind the log leaders Kaizer Chiefs - while Supersport remained third on the log table. SuperSport (0) 1 (Furman 53') Sundowns (1) 2 (Zwane 32', Morena…
Siya Kolisi: Getty Images. Superhero Sunday: Wins for Bulls and Stormers. SCORERS DHL Stormers 21 - Tries: Herschel Janjties 2 and Godlen Masimla; Conversions Damian Willemse 2 and Jean-Luc du Plessis. Cell C Sharks 19 - Tries: Makazole Mapimpi 2 and Marius Louw; Conversions: Curwin Bosch and Boeta Chamberlain. Courtesy…
Proteas coach Mark Boucher has accepted responsibility for the slump that has left the hosts on the brink of defeat in the third test against England. “It was a very disappointing batting performance,” Boucher said after Proteas lost 10 wickets on the fourth day at St George’s Park,Port Elizabeth. They…
Darren Fichardt added his name to the rich history of South African golf when he won the prestigious Eye of Africa PGA Championship on Sunday, and on a day when the Sunshine Tour itself made history with its coverage of the country’s second oldest professional golf tournament. Fichardt beat Chile’s…
Peter Mathebula earned himself a special place in SA boxing history when he won the WBA flyweight title in 1980. The date was 13 December, and Mathebula beat Tae Shik Kim from South Korea on points at the Olympic Arena in Los Angeles to take the belt. Mathebula, who was…
Cape Town City have returned to winning ways in the Absa Premiership with a 2-0 victory over Bidvest Wits at Cape Town Stadium. Kermit Erasmus broke the deadlock for City and Craig Martin doubled their lead after he went clear on goal from Bradley Ralani's through ball. The Citizens remain…
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