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By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Second Twenty20, Boland Park, Paarl South Africa 146-6 (20 overs): De Kock 30, Rashid 2-23 England 148-6 (19.5 overs): Malan 55, Shamsi 3-19 England win by four wickets; lead series 2-0 Dawid Malan helped England edge to a four-wicket win over South Africa in the second Twenty20…
Staff Reporter. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) fought back to hold Chippa United to a 1-1 draw in the DStv Premiership match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. Augustine Chidi Kwem opened the scoring for the Chilli Boys, who dominated the first half, but the visitors restored parity…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. South Africa made a clean sweep of the three-match SPAR Challenge Netball test series against Malawi on Sunday with a record-breaking 41-goal win in the third and final test at the Sun City Superbowl. The SPAR Proteas won the match 69-28, after leading 36-16…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. British heavyweight Daniel Dubois suffered a broken orbital bone and nerve damage around his left eye during his stoppage defeat to Joe Joyce. The 23-year-old was ahead on two of the three scorecards when he was stopped by Joyce in London on Saturday. He…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi paid tribute to the late Diego Maradona after scoring in Barcelona's 4-0 La Liga win over Osasuna on Sunday. Forward Messi, 33, unveiled a Newell's Old Boys shirt - one of Argentina great Maradona's former clubs - after his side's fourth goal. The Argentine also looked…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Caption:Christiaan Bezuidenhout won the Alfred Dunhill Championship by four shots at Leopard Creek on Sunday. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Christiaan Bezuidenhout claimed his second victory in a memorable year for him as he won the Alfred Dunhill Championship by four strokes at Leopard Creek on Sunday.…
Staff Reporter. Caption: Steve Smith was the stand-out performer for Australia, Photo Credit: Getty Images. Second ODI, Sydney Cricket Ground Australia 389-4 (50 overs): Smith 104, Warner 83 India 338-9 (50 overs): Kohli 89, Rahul 76; Cummins 3-67 Australia won by 51 runs; lead series 2-0 Steve Smith scored his…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. A costly mistake from goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois helped Alaves secure a 2-1 La Liga victory over Real Madrid at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium. Alaves had won just two league games so far, but went ahead through an early penalty from Lucas Perez. Los…
Staff Reporter. Boxing royalty Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr fought out a draw in their exhibition bout from the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. Mike Tyson said he will "continue to go further and do more" in the boxing ring after his return to the sport ended in an…
Staff reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Juventus drew for the fifth time in nine Serie A games this season as they were held by promoted minnows Benevento. Andrea Pirlo's Juve - who rested Cristiano Ronaldo - led through Alvaro Morata's low drilled effort. Both team’s stopped after 10 minutes as…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Leeds earned their first win in four games by beating Everton in a thrilling match thanks to Raphinha's long-range strike. The Brazilian finally broke the deadlock from 20 yards with a low, fizzing shot after the two sides had carved out numerous chances in…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns have reclaimed top spot in the DStv Premiership after a comfortable 3-0 win over Stellenbosch FC at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Goals from Peter Shalulile, Kermit Erasmus and Themba Zwane saw the Brazilians leapfrog Swallows FC back to the summit of the standings – with a…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick as Manchester City thrashed Burnley at Etihad Stadium on Saturday to move up to eighth in the Premier League. Mahrez swept in an early opener and soon added a second when when he got in behind and drove in…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich maintained their two-point advantage at the top of the Bundesliga as Hansi Flick's side came from behind to beat Stuttgart. Lassana Coulibaly swept in from Silas Wamangituka's excellent low cross to put Stuttgart ahead on the counter-attack. Kingsley Coman levelled for Bayern and Robert Lewandowski's powerful…
Staff reporter. Tshegofatso Mabasa proved to be the hero once again for Orlando Pirates as they conjured a 1-1 draw versus Baroka FC in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match at Orlando Stadium. Mabasa scored off the bench for the second game in succession to earn the Buccaneers a point and…
Staff Reporter. Poland's Adrian Meronk leads by one going into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Poland's Adrian Meronk will take a one-stroke lead into a final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship that is poised to showcase some of the…
Staff Reporter. Pascal Gross' controversial injury-time penalty, awarded after a VAR intervention, gave Brighton a 1-1 draw against champions Liverpool. It was Brighton's second penalty of the game after Neal Maupay fired a first-half spot-kick wide at the Amex Stadium. The Reds thought they had taken the lead when Mohamed…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Backpagepix. Mamelodi Sundowns could lose their star midfielder in the form of Gaston Sirino, if local media reports are anything to go by. The Uruguayan playmaker has made his intentions clear that he wants to leave the Brazilians in the midst of interest from Egyptian…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Tri-Nations: Argentina v New Zealand Argentina: (0) 0 New Zealand: (10) 38 Tries: Coles, Savea, Jordan (2), Tuipulotu Pens: Mo'unga Cons: Mo'unga (5) New Zealand crushed Argentina 38-0 to avenge their shock defeat two weeks ago and all but seal the Tri-Nations title. The All Blacks…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. With many still digesting Pitso Mosimane's departure from Mamelodi Sundowns to take charge of Africa's most successful club in Al Ahly, the man known as Jingles has collected yet another gold medal to his trophy cabinet. Congratulatory messages are flocking to the Egyptian giants for their massive…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:AFP. A funeral worker who took a photo next to the open coffin of Argentine football icon Diego Maradona has asked fans for forgiveness. Claudio Fernández was pictured standing next to Maradona's body, alongside his son, who made a thumbs-up gesture. A third man appeared in his…
Staff Reporter. The Cell C Sharks sounded an early warning to the rest of the competition as they kicked off the 2020 Carling Currie Cup with a comfortable 45-10 win over the Phakisa Pumas at Jonsson Kings Park As the local competition shifts from Super Rugby Unlocked to the Currie…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Newcastle scored twice in the final two minutes to beat Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Friday. Callum Wilson latched on to Joelinton's flick to slide an effort beneath Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita. And Joelinton made it 2-0 100 seconds later to seal…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Al Ahly. Mohamed Madgy Afsha scored a beauty of a goal with four minutes left on the clock as Al Ahly beat Zamalek 2-1 at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday to clinch a record extending ninth Total CAF Champions League title. The Cairo Derby, the first…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. SuperSport United beat struggling Maritzburg United 2-1 during their DStv Premiership match at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday evening. The hosts took the lead when Ronwen Williams scored an own goal following a defensive mix-up in the box, but two goals from Bradley…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini are being probed for "fraud" and "breach of trust" in Switzerland, a source close to the investigation said on Saturday. The pair were originally part of a legal procedure opened in 2015 over a…
Staff Reporter. First Twenty20, Newlands, Cape Town South Africa 179-6 (20 overs): Du Plessis 58 (40), S Curran 3-28 England 183-5 (19.2 overs): Bairstow 86 (48), Linde 2-20 England won by five wickets. Jonny Bairstow made his highest score in international Twenty20 cricket as England beat South Africa by five…
Staff Reporter. Caption: Adrian Meronk leads by three going into the weekend of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Poland's Adrian Meronk finished in the near darkness of an African evening as he secured a three-shot lead going into the weekend of the Alfred Dunhill…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tottenham have announced plans for 2,000 fans to attend the north London derby against Arsenal on 6 December. Spurs are one of 10 Premier League sides in tier two areas, where up to 2,000 people are allowed at outdoor sports venues after lockdown in…
Staff Reporter. Australia beat India by 66 runs in the first one-day international in front of 20,000 socially-distanced fans at an emotional Sydney Cricket Ground. Both sides stood in a 'barefoot circle' as a stand against racism pre-match. Centuries from Aaron Finch and Steve Smith helped the hosts to 374-6,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. There are just two points separating the top four sides in the Bundesliga as we head into Matchday 9. FC Bayern München are top of the pile as they travel to VfB Stuttgart, and head coach Hansi Flick will be taking nothing for granted after his reigning…
Staff Reporter. The U/17 national team (Amajimbos) has qualified for the Junior AFCON tournament in Morocco next year in July despite going down 1-0 to rivals Zambia on Thursday, 26 November 2020 in Port Elizabeth. The two teams will lock horns again on Sunday for the COSAFA u17 boys’ zonal…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Napoli paid tribute to their legendary former player Diego Maradona before their Europa League match against HNK Rijeka on Thursday. Argentina great Maradona, who won two Serie A titles with Napoli, died on Wednesday aged 60. The Stadio San Paolo was illuminated in Maradona's honour…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Carlos Vinicius scored his first two Tottenham goals as Jose Mourinho's side remained on course to reach the Europa League knockout stage with a comfortable victory against Ludogorets. The Premier League leaders, tied on nine points at the top of Group J but second…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:AFP. Huge crowds of fans have been paying their final respects to football legend Diego Maradona in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. Thousands filed past the footballer's coffin, weeping, blowing kisses and praying. Later people lined the streets as his funeral cortege passed by. But there were…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit:Al Ahly. Jomo Cosmos coach and owner Jomo Sono has revealed he is surprised with former protégé and product, Pitso Mosimane's success. The former Bafana Bafana boss says he never thought 'Jingles' would go far in his career as a manager as he is now leading…
Staff Reporter. Ernst Middendorp has been named as the new coach of DStv Premiership side Maritzburg United as he returns for a fourth spell in charge of the KwaZulu-Natal side. Maritzburg made the announcement on Thursday having 24 hours earlier placed Delron Buckley in temporary charge. "We extend a warm…
Staff Reporter. Celtic are out of the Europa League with two games to spare after a second successive 4-1 defeat by Sparta Prague heaped more pressure on Neil Lennon. Odsonne Edouard marked his return to the XI with a stylish opener, but David Hancko exposed poor defending to level. Lukas…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Frenchman Robin Roussel opened with a seven-under-par 65 to share the lead with Poland's Adrian Meronk in Thursday's first round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. Frenchman Robin Roussel and Poland's Adrian Meronk both took the most advantage of a…
Staff Reporter. England do not know their best Twenty20 side with less than a year until the World Cup, says captain Eoin Morgan. They start a three-game series in South Africa on Friday, and potentially have a further 14 games before the tournament in India. "There are probably seven or…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Doctor Khumalo has recalled memories of how he first met fallen Argentine hero Diego Maradona, saying he made the 2010 Fifa World Cup a top showpiece. '16V' was on the books of Ferro Carril Oeste in Buenos…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. A million people are expected to pay their respects to the Argentine football legend Diego Maradona in the presidential palace in Buenos Aires. Three days of national mourning have begun in Argentina after Maradona died following a heart attack on Wednesday. His body has been taken…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Six members of Pakistan's cricket team have tested positive for Covid-19 while on tour in New Zealand. All six have been moved from managed isolation into quarantine and the team's exemption from social-distancing rules for training has been suspended. Health officials said all 53 members…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Sameera Peiris. Proteas says their decision not to take a knee before matches in the upcoming series against England has been taken "unanimously" as a team. The Proteas will wear black armbands as part of a period of national mourning for victims of gender-based violence and the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Premier League. Atalanta scored twice in four minutes to deliver a surprise victory over Liverpool and blow qualification from Champions League Group D wide open. A much-changed Reds side lacked fluidity and failed to have a shot on target at Anfield on Wednesday. Josip Ilicic and Robin…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit:Muzi Ntombela. Former Kaizer Chiefs manager Ernst Middendorp has reportedly agreed on terms with Maritzburg United as he looks to return to the DStv Premiership. The German manager parted ways with Amakhosi at the end of the 2019/20 season where he failed to lead the Soweto…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Bloemfontein Celtic have recorded their first win of the 2020-21 DStv Premiership season after they defeated Black Leopards 1-0 at the Dr Molemela Stadium. Celtic made four changes from the heavy defeat at Cape Town City, as Ryan De Jongh, Menzi Masuku, Sifiso Ngobeni and…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Football legend Diego Maradona, one of the greatest players of all time, has died at the age of 60. The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home. He had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Born 60 years ago in a Buenos Aires shanty town, Diego Armando Maradona escaped the poverty of his youth to become a football superstar considered by some to be even greater than Brazil's Pele. The Argentine, who scored 259 goals in 491 matches, pipped his South…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Cricket South Africa (CSA) released the full Fundudzi Forensic Services report into the affairs of cricket dating back from 2016 to last year. The 457-page report had previously been veiled, with a few administrators, Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa and members of parliament allowed to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, according to reports in Argentina. The Argentine football legend – one of the most colourful and controversial characters in the history of the game – is understood to have suffered a cardiac arrest in his homeland.…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Themba Zwane has credited his teammates after netting the fastest hat-trick in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) history. 'Mshishi' was instrumental for the Brazilians as they overcame AmaZulu in the DStv Premiership on Sunday afternoon at Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Following their…
Staff Reporter. It is with a sense of immense gratitude that Pablo Larrazabal has arrived at a Leopard Creek course he calls paradise to defend his Alfred Dunhill Championship title. Last year, the Spaniard battled through a final round of intense heat and severe blisters on his way to victory…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana has again been recognised for the prestigious Fifa Puskas Award after the magnificent long-range strike he scored against Cape Town City last season. Kekana's goal for this year’s Fifa Puskas prize came in the eighth minute of the Brazilians’ 1-1…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has downplayed their DStv Premiership title ambitions, preferring to say they are taking it one game at a time because it's still early. The Buccaneers sit at number three on the log table with eight points from two draws and as many…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Tributes have been paid to "immense" former France rugby union international Christophe Dominici, who has died aged 48. Dominici was best known for helping France knock New Zealand out of the 1999 Rugby World Cup. A witness saw him climb the roof of a disused building…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona confirmed their qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League as they thrashed Dynamo Kyiv in Group G. Despite resting Lionel Messi for the tip to Ukraine, it proved a comfortable evening for Ronald Koeman's side, who have won all four of their group games. Sergino…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Muzi Ntombela. Ernst Middendorp has resigned as the head coach of Ethiopian side St George, just a month after joining the club. The former Kaizer Chiefs coach signed a three-year deal in mid-October. He has left the club after expressing security concerns in the East African country.…
Staff reporter. Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Swallows FC secured a 1-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs in the DStv Premiership match at the Dobsonville Stadium. The only goal of the match was scored by Joseph Mhlongo, who was making his debut for the Birds in a tightly contested Soweto Derby encounter. Chiefs…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Premier League. Chelsea sealed their progress to the Champions League knockout stage with two games to spare as Olivier Giroud's late header secured victory at Rennes. The result puts the Blues top of Group E with 10 points from four matches, level with Sevilla who defeated…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is back in training and could face Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday. The 28-year-old missed Sunday's 3-0 win over Leicester after testing positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt. But he has since tested negative and took part in training…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Roger Sedres. The London Stadium will stage a midweek Diamond League athletics meeting next July after the 2021 provisional schedule was announced. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 13 July, 10 days before the start of the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. However, Gateshead's International Stadium, which was…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. As Kaizer Chiefs are preparing for their eagerly anticipated clash against Swallows FC on Tuesday night, midfielder Nkosingiphile Ngcobo is already looking forward to the DStv Premiership match. The nippy Amakhosi midfielder says it's important for them to bag the full three points…
Staff Reporter. Denmark's Lucas Bjerregaard will seek to become only the second golfer in history to win both the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and its sister tournament the Alfred Dunhill Championship when he tees it up in the latter at Leopard Creek Golf Club from 26-29 November. Bjerregaard won the…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Theo Walcott rolled back the years with his first Southampton goal in 15 years but was denied victory as Pedro Neto earned Wolves a 1-1 draw at Molineux. Walcott turned in Che Adams' square ball 13 minutes after half-time to give the Saints a lead which…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Reuters. Proteas are training in two groups before their limited-overs matches against England to limit the risk of further coronavirus infections. Two players have tested positive for the virus and a further two have been placed into isolation. The Proteas cancelled intra-squad warm-up games planned for Saturday…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:BackpagePix. Tributes continue to pour for former Bafana Bafana defender Anele Ngcongca following his death in a motor accident this morning. The 33-year-old Ngcongca‚ who won a number of titles with former club Mamelodi Sundowns but was in the process of moving to AmaZulu on loan from…
Staff Reporter. A summer of opportunity in South African professional golf has teed off on the right note for Sunshine Tour professional Heinrich Bruiners, who is set to benefit from a groundbreaking new initiative for the country's transformation golfers. The Sunshine Tour and City of Joburg have announced that, in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:CAF. Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad Ahmad has been banned for five years by Fifa for breaching various codes of ethics. The 60-year-old, a vice-president of world governing body FIFA, has been found to have breached codes relating to duty of loyalty, offering and accepting…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Maritzburg United have terminated the contract of Eric Tinkler with immediate effect, the club announced on their official website. The decision follows a poor run of results that dates back to last season and was carried into the current Premier Soccer League (PSL) term. The…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:BackpagePix Former Bafana Bafana defender Anele Ngcongca has died after being involved in a car accident on Monday morning. The official sources have confirmed that Ngcongca has succumed to severe injuries sustained during a crash in the early hours of this morning. Details from police: "At 05:00…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool extended their incredible unbeaten record at Anfield in the Premier League to 64 matches to set a new club record with a 3-0 victory Leicester City. The Reds remain behind Spurs on goal difference but the manner of the win - achieved amid an injury crisis -…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Daniil Medvedev fought back to beat US Open champion Dominic Thiem and win the biggest title of his career at the ATP Finals in London. Medvedev dug deep to claim a 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 victory over world number three Thiem at the O2 Arena.The…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Premier League. Arsenal survived playing almost 40 minutes with 10 men after Nicholas Pepe’s red card as they ground out a 0-0 draw with Leeds United. Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds squandered a host of chances, both before and after Pepe was dismissed after video assistant referee consultation for…
Staff Reporter. South African Under-17 men’s national team, Amajimbos came from behind to salvage a draw against Malawi in their opening encounter of the 2020 COSAFA Men’s Under-17 Zonal Qualifiers on Sunday afternoon. The tournament is currently being staged in Nelson Mandela Bay and had to undergo a restart process…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Gallo Images. South African Football Association (SAFA) has appointed two Judges from the Supreme Court to the new Ethics Committee. These are Judge Sisi Khampepe who served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission appointed by late President, Nelson Mandela and also chaired the Khampepe Commission, which was…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns secured a 4-3 victory over AmaZulu FC in an entertaining DStv Premiership match at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. The victory took Sundowns to the top of the league standings, while Amazulu moved down to the 11th spot on the table. Amazulu got off…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Denmark's Joachim B Hansen won the Joburg Open by two shots at Randpark Golf Club on Sunday. Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Denmark's Joachim B Hansen produced a strong back nine of three birdies in five holes from the turn to win a tense final-round battle with South…
Staff Report. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Sebastien Haller's superb strike consigned winless Sheffield United to another Premier League defeat as West Ham moved into the top half of the table. The Blades, who have lost eight of their nine fixtures this term, stay bottom of the table while West Ham…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in four minutes as Serie A champions Juventus beat Cagliari and climbed to second in the table. Ronaldo found the net in the 38th and 42nd minutes to lift Juve from eighth place, putting them a point behind leaders Milan, who have a game…
Staff Reporter. Atletico Madrid moved level on points with La Liga leaders Real Sociedad after beating Barcelona, who are now nine points adrift of the top two. Yannick Carrasco scored the only goal on the stroke of half-time, driving in from midway inside the Barcelona half with goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United were aided by a controversial penalty decision from referee David Coote as they edged past West Brom with a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford. In a dramatic start to the second half, Coote pointed to the spot having adjudged Bruno Fernandes to have brought down Conor…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Daniil Medvedev sent Rafael Nadal packing after a gruelling slugfest at the ATP Finals in London to set up a title match against Novak Djokovic's conqueror Dominic Thiem. The Spanish world number two, who has never won the elite event in his illustrious career, faltered…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tottenham Hotspur moved top of the Premier League as Jose Mourinho's side claimed a hard-fought victory over Manchester City. Spurs had just 33 per cent possession and four shots to City's 22, but once again came away with victory against Pep Guardiola's City in a…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Al Ahly. Al Ahly have safely progressed to the semi-finals following a 2-1 victory over second-division side Abo Qir Fertilizers. Minnows Abo Qir had a fairytale run in the Egypt Cup, knocking out top tier teams Entag and Haras El-Hodood to reach the quarter-finals of the competition.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Reuters. England Test captain Joe Root made 77 in as many balls as Jos Buttler's team beat Eoin Morgan's in a 40-over intra-squad game on the tour of South Africa. Root, left out for the three-match Twenty20 series starting on Friday, struck seven fours and a six…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates came from behind to defeat SuperSport United 2-1 in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership clash at Orlando Stadium. Pirates made no changes from the thumping MTN8 semi-final victory over Kaizer Chiefs, but SuperSport gave Luke Fleurs his first start of the season with Clayton Daniels unavailable. United…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Real Madrid missed the chance to move within a point of La Liga leaders Real Sociedad as they were held to a draw by Villarreal. Mariano's header after just two minutes gave Real Madrid the ideal start. However, the visitors struggled to put the game…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Dominic Thiem became the first player in four years to reach back-to-back championship matches at the Nitto ATP Finals, as he earned a milestone 7-5, 6-7(10), 7-6(5) victory against World No. 1 Novak Djokovic. The 2019 runner-up failed to convert four match points in a…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich dropped points for the second time this season as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Werder Bremen. Maximilian Eggestein's well-worked goal gave the visitors a deserved lead late in the first half before the champions struck back through Kingsley Coman after the hour. RB…
Staff Reporter. South Africa's Wilco Nienaber will take a one-stroke lead into Sunday's final round of the Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Club. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. South African Wilco Nienaber is on the brink of a maiden European Tour title as he heads into Sunday's final round of…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs dropped points in the DStv Premiership after playing to an entertaining 2-2 draw with Golden Arrows this afternoon. Coach Gavin Hunt made seven changes to the starting line-up when compared to the team that played against Orlando Pirates in the MTN 8. Only Daniel Cardoso, Lebogang…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Wallabies were held to a 15-all draw with Argentina in their Tri-Nations Test in Newcastle. It was a frustrating result that felt like a loss after Australia failed to overcome an overwhelming urge for self-destruction. The Wallabies squandered a golden chance to climb to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Premier League. Chelsea moved to the top of the Premier League table, if only for a few hours, after a solid win at Newcastle United, their fifth straight victory in all competitions. Federico Fernandez's own goal set the Blues on their way, the Argentine defender poking…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The Vodacom Bulls beat Phakisa Puma's 21-5 to claim the Super Rugby Unlocked Championship in Pretoria. Bulls had come into the game with one hand already on the Super Rugby Unlocked trophy, given that they were top of the table and the game between the…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he wants Lionel Messi to finish his career at Barcelona. Guardiola signed a two-year contract extension with City on Thursday and was immediately linked with his ex-player, who came close to moving last summer. Messi's contract ends next summer and he could…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Mikel Arteta has promised there will be "consequences" if he discovers the source of a leak which saw a training ground spat between David Luiz and Dani Ceballos become public knowledge. Reports suggested the pair had been involved in a physical altercation following an…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:PSG. Monaco came from two goals down to end Paris St-Germain's eight-match winning streak in Ligue 1. PSG's Kylian Mbappe scored two first-half goals on his return from injury. But Monaco came out transformed after the break, as Kevin Volland scored twice past Keylor Navas in 14…
Staff Reporter. South Africa's Jacques Blaauw is the clubhouse leader in the suspended second round of the Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Club. Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. South Africa's Jacques Blaauw worked his way through a difficult day of wind and a weather delay and signed for a sublime 63…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Novak Djokovic moved past Alexander Zverev in straight sets to reach the last four of the ATP Finals. The Serb world number one beat German Zverev 6-3 7-6 (7-4) at the O2 Arena in London. Djokovic, seeking a record-equalling sixth title at the end-of-season tournament,…
Staff Writer. File Photo. Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor will return to the octagon in January for a second fight with Dustin Poirier. Irishman McGregor, 32,retire in June for the third time in four years. UFC president Dana White said "it was never a concern" that McGregor would not…
Staff Reporter. Bloemfontein Celtic and Kaizer Chiefs have both had DStv Premiership fixtures brought forward because of their commitments in African club competition next weekend. Celtic make their debut in the African Confederation Cup against AS Maniema of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kindu on Sunday November 29 while…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Bundesliga returns from the international break with a vengeance this weekend, with FC Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig all in action on the first of a blockbuster two days of action. The DFL is assisting players returning from international duty by hosting no Friday…
Staff Reporter. Amajimbos started their COSAFA Cup participation with bang after overcoming Eswatini 2-0 in their opening encounter of the Under-17 boys’ zonal qualifiers currently being hosted in Nelson Mandela Bay. Thabang Mahlangu slotted home a brilliant header after a well worked cross from Keavanio Francis to put the hosts…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:ATP. Rafael Nadal reached the ATP Finals last four by beating 2019 champion Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets. The Spanish world number two overcame Greek Tsitsipas 6-4 4-6 6-2 in London. Nadal, 34, had been the more consistent player until losing serve to drop the second set,…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tiger Woods will team up with his 11-year-old son Charlie in next month's PNC Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando. Formerly known as the Father/Son Challenge, the event sees PGA Tour and LPGA major winners joined by a family member to compete as…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Wilco Nienaber silenced even the local peacocks with his booming drives as he joined Shaun Norris in a South African double act that topped the leaderboard after Thursday's first round of the Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Club. The local duo led the field with their rounds…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Russian debutant Andrey Rublev earned his first ATP Finals victory in a dead rubber against Austrian third seed Dominic Thiem, who was already assured of his place in the semi-finals. US Open champion Thiem, 27, could not recover from a slow start as Rublev won…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Pep Guardiola has signed a new two-year deal that will see him remain as Manchester City manager until the summer of 2023. The 49-year-old has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and three League Cups since joining in 2016. Guardiola told City's website: …
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Getty Images. An error-prone Novak Djokovic was beaten for only the fourth time this year as Daniil Medvedev reached the semi-finals at the ATP Finals. The Serb hit 24 unforced errors and five double faults in a 6-3 6-3 loss to fourth seed Medvedev in London. World…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:EURO2020. Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium secured their place at the Nations League finals with victory against Denmark. Leicester's Youri Tielemans opened the scoring after just three minutes with a drilled finish. Jonas Wind headed in an equaliser but Lukaku turned in Kevin de Bruyne's pass…
Staff Writer. Three South Africa players are isolating before their upcoming limited-overs series at home to England following a positive coronavirus test. Cricket South Africa (CSA) said there was one positive from about 50 tests. Two players have been deemed 'close contacts' while all three players, currently unnamed, are asymptomatic.…
File Photo. Staff Writer. Alexander Zverev boosted his ATP Finals hopes with victory over Diego Schwartzman in London. The German fifth seed overcame a poor second set to claim a 6-3 4-6 6-3 win over Schwartzman, who has lost both his group matches. Zverev will now face world number one…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have confirmed that Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Elneny both tested positive for COVID-19 again. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah had already returned two positive COVID-19 tests after the initial announcement on Friday. Meanwhile, Mohamed Elneny started in Egypt's 1-0 win over Togo on Saturday…
Staff Writer. The South African Swing tees off in earnest on Thursday as the Joburg Open marks the start of a three-week run of tournaments co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour and European Tour, and with it comes a sense of opportunity for the players. The Joburg Open provided the European…
Staff Writer. Manchester City winger Ferran Torres scored his first career hat-trick as Spain inflicted Germany's heaviest competitive defeat and joined France in the four-team Nations League finals. In a repeat of the Euro 2008 final, former Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata headed in Spain's first goal, before Torres volleyed home…
Staff Writer. Fifa has moved this season's Club World Cup from December to February 2021 because of Covid-19 restrictions. European representatives Bayern Munich won the Champions League in August, but the pandemic affected the conclusion of other continental championships. The tournament will still be played in Qatar, from 1-11 February.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Staff Writer. Dominic Thiem came out on top in a high-quality match to beat Rafael Nadal at the ATP Finals. The Austrian won 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-4) for his second victory of the season-ending event at the O2 Arena in London. Nadal had two set points in…
Staff Writer. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to play havoc with rugby teams and inadvertently seems to have handed the Vodacom Bulls the Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked trophy after a third match was cancelled. The match between the Cell C Sharks and DHL Stormers in Durban was cancelled by SA Rugby…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Getty Images. France have been awarded a 28-0 victory after a Covid-19 outbreak among the Fiji squad caused Sunday's Autumn Nations Cup match to be cancelled. "If a team is primarily responsible for a match not taking place, a 28-0 victory will be awarded to the opposition,"…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Samuel Shivambu. CSA's members council have u-turned on their decision not to recognise the nine-member interim board imposed by the country's sports minister, Nathi Mthethwa, and have agreed to ratify the temporary body. That means CSA will avoid a sanction from Mthethwa, which could have…
File Photo. Staff Writer. Former Banyana Banyana midfield stalwart Makhosi Luthuli has died after a long battle with cancer aged 46. Luthuli‚ a star of the women’s national team of the 2000s along with the generation of Noko Matlou‚ Portia Modise and current Banyana coach Desiree Ellis‚ died in hospital…
Staff Reporter. Dylan Frittelli has confirmed that he will play in December's South African Open at Sun City following his breakthrough performance at The Masters. Frittelli led the South African challenge at Augusta National Golf Club with his finish of tied fifth in only his second appearance in The Masters.…
Photo Credit:World Athletics. Kenyan Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto has appeared in court on charges of defilement of a 15-year-old girl. The athlete, who won 3,000m steeplechase gold at Rio 2016, pleaded not guilty to the charges before a magistrate in his home town of Kapsabet on Monday morning. The age…
Staff Writer. The Premier Soccer League has released the 2020/21 GladAfrica Championship fixtures. The opening fixture of the 2020/21 season will be on Friday, 27 November 2020 between last season’s runners-up, Cape Town Spurs, formerly known as Ajax Cape Town, and Polokwane City at Idas Valley Stadium in Cape Town.…
It was the performance of Tiger Woods at The Masters that has made young South African star Jayden Schaper even more determined to take the challenges of 2020 and turn them into opportunity in this week's Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Club. Schaper returns to the scene of his incredible…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Top seed Novak Djokovic started his bid for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title with a classy win over Argentine debutant Diego Schwartzman. The 33-year-old Serb, who has not won the event since 2015, eased to a 6-3 6-1 victory at the O2 Arena in…
File Photo. Themba Zwane and Percy Tau scored a brace each as Bafana Bafana edged closer towards qualification for the Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations tournament with a good win over Sao Tome at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Monday afternoon. In a match played in drizzling weather, Zwane and…
Staff Writer. Bafana Bafana coach, Molefi Ntseki said they 'badly need' the three points to the extent that if Plan A does not work they will activate Plan B and if Plan B also fails, he will stimulate Plan C. Judging by the intensity of Sunday’s training and focus from…
Photo Credit:ATP. Rafael Nadal began his bid for the biggest title missing from his vast collection with an ATP Finals win over Russian debutant Andrey Rublev. Spanish second seed Nadal, 34, won 6-3 6-4 as the season-ending event began in London for the final time. Earlier on the opening day,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:@Masters. Masters final leaderboard -20 D Johnson (US); -15 C Smith (Aus), S Im (Kor); -12 J Thomas (US); -11 R McIlroy (NI), D Frittelli (SA); -10 B Koepka (US), J Rahm (Spa) Selected others: -6 T Fleetwood (Eng); -5 J Rose (Eng); -4 I Poulter…
Photo Credit:Euro2020. Frank de Boer won his first match as Netherlands coach after Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum scored a brace in a comfortable victory for the Netherlands against Bosnia-Herzegovina in their Nations League group match. It was just their second victory in five Nations League matches. Skipper Wijnaldum slotted in…
File Photo. Austrian third seed Dominic Thiem avenged his defeat by Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in last year's final with a three-set win as the ATP Finals began in London for the final time. US Open champion Thiem won 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-3 in the opening singles match at the annual…
Staff Writer. Senegal became the first country to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) following a 1-0 win over 10-man Guinea-Bissau at Estádio 24 de Setembro in Bissau. The Lions of Teranga had defeated the same opponents 2-0 at Stade Lat-Dior in Thies on Wednesday and made…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton clinched a seventh world championship and became the most successful racing driver in history with a masterful victory in the Turkish Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver equalled Michael Schumacher's achievement in terms of titles after already surpassing the German's win total last month. Victory…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Kell Brook was knocked down then stopped by Terence Crawford inside four rounds of their WBO welterweight title fight in Las Vegas on Saturday night. A right hook from Crawford sent Brook spiralling into the ropes, before the champion closed the show clinically and quickly…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Masters third-round leaderboard -16 D Johnson (US); -12 S Im (Kor), A Ancer (Mex); -11 D Frittelli (SA); -10 J Thomas (US); -9 S Munoz (Col), P Reed (US), J Rahm (Spa) Selected others: -8 R McIlroy (NI), T Fleetwood (Eng), B Koepka (US); -6 …
Staff Writer. A late goal from Saudi Arabia Under-23’s Ramzi Holan was enough for the home side to steal a win against South Africa in a grueling encounter both sides came highly motivated to win. Coach David Notoane’s charges were the first ones to put their names on the score…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Sergio Ramos had two penalties saved on the night he became the most capped male European player as Spain drew with Switzerland in the Nations League. Ramos was winning his 177th cap, taking him past Gianluigi Buffon's record - but it was a game to…
Staff Writer. The Stormers produced a sterling performance to claim a deserved 30-13 victory over the Cheetahs at Newlands. This was the last game at Newlands for the Cape side, who will travel to Durban to face the Sharks next weekend before Western Province carries the campaign over to the…
Italian side AC Milan has confirmed head coach Stefano Pioli has tested positive for coronavirus. Milan confirmed the news via their official website after a quick test was carried out on Saturday morning. "AC Milan announces that Stefano Pioli has tested positive following a quick test carried out this morning,"a…
Hooker Jamie George's hat-trick helped England to a comfortable six-try victory against Georgia in their first match at Twickenham since March. Flanker Jack Willis opened the scoring in a dream start to his debut, before George went over twice in mauls. Elliot Daly added a fourth before half-time after an…
Staff Writer. Banyana Banyana clinched a historic fourth consecutive Cosafa Women’s Championship title by beating Botswana 2-1 in the final at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Goals from Sibulele Holweni and Gabriela Salgado saw Banyana claim their seventh Cosafa Women's Championship title and the fourth in-a-row. Desiree Ellis made no…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Masters second-round leaderboard -9 J Thomas (US), D Johnson (US), A Ancer (Mex), C Smith (Aus), J Rahm (Spa); -8 P Cantlay (US), S Im (Kor), H Matsuyama (Jpn), P Reed (US) Selected others: -7 T Fleetwood (Eng), D Willett (Eng), J Rose (Eng); -5 T Woods…
Photo Credit:World Athletics. Kenya's former world 1500m champion Elijah Manangoi, has been suspended for two years, for failing to make himself available for three drugs tests. The Athletics Integrity Unit said the ban is backdated to 22 December 2019. "The AIU said that Manangoi missed his first test on July…
Staff Writer. Indian Super League club FC Goa will become a new partner of RB Leipzig. The partnership between the two clubs has been agreed upon until 30th June 2023. FC Goa is professional football club competing in the highest division in India (Indian Super League),founded 26th August 2014. For…
Staff Writer. Curwin Bosch kicked a last-gasp penalty in stoppage time as the Sharks snatched a thrilling 34-33 win over Griquas in Kimberley on Friday night. Watch Highlights Below: Courtesy of Super Rugby. Griquas – Tries: Ederies Arendse, Eduan Keyter, Gideon van der Merwe. Conversions: Tinus de Beer (3). Penalties:…
File Photo. Argentina have beaten New Zealand for the first time in their history with a 25-15 win in the Rugby Championship. The match was Argentina's first Test in 13 months, while the All Blacks suffered a second defeat in a row after last week's loss to Australia. The Pumas…
Staff Writer. File Photo. Bafana Bafana secured a 2-0 win over Sao Tome in the 2022 Afcon qualifier on Friday night. Molefi Ntseki brought back the tried and tested, as only Thulani Hlatshwayo, Themba Zwane and Percy Tau remained in the line-up from the side that lost against Zambia last…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:BackpagePix. South Africa’s National Under-23 side had their training session today following a two-day quarantine they had in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia leading up to the two international friendly matches against the hosts. The training session took place at King Abdulaziz Sport City Stadium this afternoon, leading up…
Staff Writer. Bantwana finished on a high as they hammered Comoros in their final match of the under-17 COSAFA Women’s Championship at the Oval stadium on Thursday 12 November. Bantwana were already out of contention for the COSAFA Cup after suffering two defeats at the hands of Zambia and Tanzania.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. France's opening Autumn Nations Cup match in Vannes on Sunday has been called off after a spate of coronavirus cases among opponents Fiji. Fiji confirmed another positive test on Tuesday after six cases last week forced the cancellation of a warm-up match against Portugal. Organisers says there…
 Photo Credit:Getty Images. Masters first-round leaderboard -7 P Casey (Eng), D Frittelli (SA), D Johnson (US); -6 J Thomas (US), S Im (Kor); -5 J Rose (Eng), W Simpson (US), X Schauffele (US), C Smith (Aus); -4 L Westwood (Eng), L Oosthuizen (SA), H Matsuyama (Jpn), T Woods (US), P…
Staff Writer. Baroka FC have announced the appointment of caretaker coach Thoka Matsimela for the remainder of the 2020-21 DStv Premiership season. This after they have sacked head coach Dylan Kerr and swiftly named his replacement earlier today. Kerr was accused of being disrespectful and implying management interference, and was…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt. The Egyptian Football Federation said on Friday that Salah, 28, returned a positive test but is not displaying any symptoms. "The PCR test conducted on our national football team showed that Mohamed…
Photo Credit:AP. Of the many titles and records Gary Player holds, his 13 South African Open victories rank amongst the most special to the Grand Slam champion. It's therefore fitting that this year the second oldest national Open in golf will for the first time in its history be played…
File Photo. Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki believes his players are in a good frame of mind going into Friday’s Cameroon AFCON qualifier against Sao Tome in which maximum points are non-negotiable. Following the late arrival of Bongani Zungu who did light training on Wednesday, Ntseki says the boys are…
Banyana Banyana continued their relentless march to a fourth consecutive Cosafa Women's Challenge final with a convincing 6-2 win over Malawi in Thursday's semi-final in Port Elizabeth. Banyana will now make their eighth appearance in a Cosafa final and will go up against Botswana on Saturday at the Nelson Mandela…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Former Football Association chairman Greg Clarke has stood down as vice-president of Fifa. He had intended to continue in his position as Uefa's representative on the Fifa Council but has now resigned. The decision comes after a phone call between Clarke and Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin. Clarke…
The Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club will have its own "Big 5" in the field this year as five of the former champions of this prestigious Sunshine Tour and European Tour co-sanctioned tournament return for this year's showpiece from 26-29 November. Defending champion Pablo Larrazabal of Spain…
Photo Credit:B/R. Brentford striker Marcus Forss scored as Finland claimed a famous win over world champions France in Paris. Forss and fellow debutant Onni Valakari struck twice in the space of three first-half minutes to stun the hosts. France included Manchester United's Paul Pogba, Everton's Lucas Digne and Olivier Giroud…
Photo Credit:EURO2020. Cristiano Ronaldo moved one goal closer to the all-time international goalscoring record in men's football as Portugal thrashed Andorra. He reached 102 goals with Portugal to sit seven shy of the 109 scored by former Iran striker Ali Daei, the only other male soccer player to surpass the…
Staff Writer. Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Dr Irvin Khoza was re-elected unopposed as chairman of the National Soccer League (NSL) at its Quadrennial General Meeting (QGM) held in Johannesburg. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) presented the 2019/20 financials. The League received an unqualified audit report from auditors, PWC. Income for the…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Argentina legend Diego Maradona will be discharged from hospital on Wednesday and taken to a recovery clinic to be treated for alcohol dependency. Maradona, who led his country to World Cup triumph in 1986,had a successful operation for possible bleeding on his brain earlier in November. However,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jumbo-Visma cyclist Dylan Groenewegen has been banned for nine months for causing the crash that left Fabio Jakobsen in a coma at the Tour of Poland. Dutch cyclist Groenewegen deviated from his line before he and Jakobsen collided near the finish line on stage one of the…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Defending champion Tiger Woods will play with 2019 Open winner Shane Lowry in the opening two rounds of the 84th Masters, which starts on Thursday. They tee off on the 10th at 12:55 GMT with US Amateur champion Andy Ogletree. Pre-tournament favourite Bryson DeChambeau, the US Open…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Football Association chairman Greg Clarke has resigned over the "unacceptable" language he used when referring to black players. Clarke said he was "deeply saddened" for the offence he had caused by using the term "coloured footballers". The comments came as he was talking about the racist abuse…
Photo Credit:IPL. Mumbai Indians secured a fifth Indian Premier League title with a five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the final. Mumbai, the most successful team in IPL history, chased 157 with eight balls left - captain Rohit Sharma hitting 68. Trent Boult took 3-30 for Mumbai, including dismissing Marcus…
In a city that has played an important role in terms of the development of Black professional golf in South Africa, the return of the Joburg Open to the Sunshine Tour and European Tour schedules this November combined with the rebirth of Soweto Country Club will make for a very…
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) unveiled the date for the draw of 2020/21 Interclubs competitions. Kaizer Chiefs are set to face MTN Elite One Champions PWD Bamenda in the preliminary round of the 2020/21 Total CAF Champions League. After finishing runners-up in the Absa Premiership to Mamelodi Sundowns, the…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The NBA season will begin on 22 December after an agreement was reached with players over scheduling, salary figures and free agency dates. The usual season-start date in October was pushed back because the coronavirus pandemic caused delays to the 2019-20 campaign. But the NBA and its…
Photo Credit:Lee Warren. The CAF Executive Committee, where the SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan serve as Vice President, decided to convene a CAF ordinary and elective general assembly 2021 on 12 March 2021 in Morocco. This will mark the end of the four-year term for the President, Members of the…
Banyana Banyana stormed into the semis of the 2020 COSAFA Women’s Championship with a 100 percent record having won all their 3 group stage matches. After beating Angola 2-0 in the opening match, Banyana Banyana followed this with a 5-0 thumping of eSwatini before putting islanders Comoros to sword on…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki says qualification for the Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations and then the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will fulfil SAFA’s Vision 2022 fundamental goals. Speaking to journalists in Durban ahead of Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sao Tome at…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Former Masters champion Sergio Garcia will miss this year's event at Augusta after testing positive for coronavirus. The 40-year-old Spaniard, who won the event in 2017, missed the cut in last week's Houston Open. "On Saturday night after driving back from Houston, I started feeling a bit…
Virat Kohli(Credits: Twitter). India captain Virat Kohli will miss three of the four Tests on this winter's tour of Australia to be at the birth of his first child. The 32-year-old, one of the world's leading batsmen, will return home after the first Test starting on 17 December. His wife,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Former Cameroon captain Samuel Eto'o has escaped uninjured from a car crash on Sunday. The 39-year-old was travelling between Douala and Bafoussam in Cameroon when the 4x4 he was travelling in was involved in a head-on collision with a bus. The front end of the 4x4 was…
File Photo. The South African Football Association (SAFA) national Executive Committee has approved the decision to support Dr Patrice Motsepe as a candidate for the position of President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). “His business acumen, his observance of governance, his legal training, his global business network and…
Photo Credit:Arsenal FC. Mikel Arteta took full responsibility for Arsenal's 3-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa on Sunday, saying "we weren't a team". Victory at Old Trafford last weekend was another step in the right direction under Arteta, and the Spaniard would have expected his side to build on…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Carlos Soler scored three penalties as Valencia thrashed Real Madrid in an extraordinary La Liga match on Sunday. Karim Benzema put visitors Real ahead from long range before Soler equalised from a penalty that was retaken following an encroachment. Raphael Varane's own goal made it 2-1 and…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Kevin De Bruyne put a first-half penalty wide as Manchester City failed to close the gap on Liverpool following a lively 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium. Liverpool set up for an early blitz and got the opener through Mohamed Salah's penalty after Kyle Walker left a…
Photo Credit:AP. Delhi Capitals will meet Mumbai Indians in the final of the Indian Premier League after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs in Abu Dhabi. Delhi were taken to 189-3 by 78 from Shikhar Dhawan and Shimron Hetmyer's 42 not out. Sunrisers were reduced to 44-3 in the chase,…
Photo Credit:Vuelta a Espana. Primoz Roglic sealed glory at the Vuelta a Espana for the second year in a row on Sunday. The Jumbo Visma rider safely reached Madrid after a largely processional stage 18 of the competition. Carapaz (Ineos Grenadriers) finished second while Britain's Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling)…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number five Daniil Medvedev won his eighth ATP title as he beat Alexander Zverev 5-7 6-4 6-1 in the Paris Masters final. German Zverev, who won two titles in as many weeks in Cologne last month and beat Rafael Nadal in Saturday's semi-finals, took an early…
By Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates secured a comfortable 2-0 win over rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN8 semi-final second-leg match at FNB Stadium. Fortune Makaringe opened the scoring,before Linda Mntambo sealed Pirates victory. Coach Gavin Hunt made three changes to the team which faced Galaxy with Yagan Sasman, Anthony Akumu…
Photo Credit:Ryan Wilkisky. Cape Town City confirmed that Abbubaker Mobara and Thamsanqa Mkhize have tested positive for coronavirus. A tweet on their official Twitter account read: "Thamsanqa Mkhize and Abbubaker Mobara have been in isolation following a positive COVID-19 test. They will miss international duty and we wish them both…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Harry Kane's 88th-minute header was enough to send Tottenham to the top of the Premier League for the first time since August 2014. Tottenham are one point clear at the top, but they would be passed later on Sunday by Leicester if they beat Wolves, or Liverpool…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Ecuadorian striker Felipe Caicedo scored a 95th-minute equaliser as Lazio denied Juventus victory in Serie A at the Stadio Olimpico. Caicedo turned and fired past Wojciech Szczesny in the 95th minute after great wing-play from Joaquin Correa. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his sixth goal in four league games…
Photo Credit:EPA. England's Nations League match against Iceland is in doubt because of the UK government's new travel ban on non-UK visitors coming from Denmark. The restrictions relate to concerns over a new coronavirus strain that has spread from mink to humans. Iceland are set to play Denmark in Copenhagen…
Photo Credit:AP. Alexander Zverev became the first German to reach the Rolex Paris Masters final in 25 years,defeating Rafael Nadal 6-4, 7-5. It was a second successive win against the 20-time Grand Slam winner for world number seven Zverev, who lost their first five meetings. Zverev, winner of 13 ATP…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. SASCOC elected Mr Barry Hendricks as President for the next four-year cycle, (2021-2024) at a Quadrennial General Meeting held at Olympic House on Saturday 7 November 2020. The position of SASCOC President was contested by: Alan Fritz and Barry Hendricks after other candidates withdrew. Lwandile Simelane and…
Photo Credit:Vodacom Bulls. The Vodacom Bulls produced an impressive second-half performance to come from behind to beat the Lions 30-25 in Johannesburg. The victory moved the Bulls go six points clear at the top of the Super Rugby Unlocked table, as Jake White’s side claimed their third win in a…
Angel Di Maria scored twice and Moise Kean grabbed his fifth goal in five games as Paris St-Germain moved five points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with victory over third-place Rennes. However, the win came at a further cost for injury-hit PSG as Kean, defender Thilo Kehrer and…
Bayern Munich returned to the top of the Bundesliga with an exciting victory over rivals Borussia Dortmund. Marco Reus put Dortmund ahead late in the first half but David Alaba levelled with a deflected shot after a clever free-kick routine in injury time. Robert Lewandowski headed in from Lucas Hernandez's…
Photo Credit:@Timowerner. Chelsea came from behind to beat Sheffield United comfortably at Stamford Bridge, leaving the visitors bottom of the Premier League on another frustrating evening for Chris Wilder's side. David McGoldrick gave the Blades the lead in the ninth minute with a deft flick from close range. But Tammy…
Substitute Lionel Messi turned the game around for Barcelona as they beat Real Betis for a first La Liga win in five games. Ousmane Dembele gave Barca the lead with a powerful effort and Antoine Griezmann had a penalty saved. Antonio Sanabria smashed home an equaliser just before half-time. But…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Eberechi Eze registered his first Crystal Palace goal with a sublime free-kick as Roy Hodgson's side thrashed Leeds United in an entertaining match at Selhurst Park. Scott Dann headed in Eze's corner to put Palace ahead after 12 minutes, before £19.5m summer signing Eze, 22, curled his…
File Photo. Primoz Roglic teetered in the final ascent but was poised to retain his Vuelta title after keeping the overall lead in the penultimate stage, a 178.2-km mountain trek from Sequeros won by France's David Gaudu on Saturday. The Slovenian, who lost the yellow jersey on the Tour de…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Bloemfotein Celtics booked a place in the final of the MTN8 with 1-0 win over SuperSport United in the MTN8 semi-final second-leg match at Dr Molemela Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Celtics advanced 2-1 on aggregate after they played to a 1-1 draw in the first leg at…
Bruno Fernandes scored twice as Manchester United came from behind to win 3-1 at Everton and ease the pressure on under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Following their shock defeat against Istanbul Basaksehir in midweek and a loss to Arsenal last Sunday, it looked like the visitors were heading for more…
 Photo Credit:Getty Images. Real Madrid duo Eden Hazard and Casemiro have both tested positive for coronavirus and will now undergo a period of self-isolation. The 29-year-old Belgium forward and the 28-year-old Brazil midfielder will now miss Sunday's trip to Valencia. In a statement, Real said that they were the only…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Australia bounced back from last weekend's record defeat to New Zealand to edge past the All Blacks 24-22 in a thriller at Suncorp Stadium. The Wallabies started brightly as Tom Wright crossed in the third minute, before Rieko Ioane levelled the scores. Both sides finished the first…
Bantwana responded to their opening defeat to Zambia with a 7-0 resounding win over Zimbabwe in the COSAFA Cup tournament on Friday afternoon. From the first whistle Simphiwe Dludlu’s outfit were in charge with skipper Jessica Wade putting them in front in the 37th minute and were unlucky to go…
Liverpool winger,Mohamed Salah, expressed his pride in how Egyptian teams performed in continental competitions this season, whether in the Champions League or Confederation Cup. Both Al Ahly and Zamalek have booked their spots in the CAF Champions League final after beating Wydad Casablanca and Raja Casablanca respectively in the semi-finals.…
Image:@BurnleyFC. Brighton missed the opportunity to register a first home win of the season as Danny Welbeck squandered chances in a dull 0-0 draw with Burnley. It was a familiar tale for Graham Potter and his Brighton side, who bossed large parts of the game and had 19 shots on…
Image@Azzurri. Italy coach Roberto Mancini has tested positive for coronavirus. The 55-year-old, who managed Manchester City from 2009-13, is asymptomatic and in self-isolation at his home in Rome. The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) confirmed that Mancini had returned a positive test during "periodic checks of the technical staff". #Azzurri ??Roberto…
File Photo. Defending champion Primoz Roglic extended his lead at the Vuelta a Espana to 45 seconds after finishing second in stage 16. The 31-year-old Slovenian, who has won four stages in this year's race, was edged out by Denmark's Magnus Cort Nielsen. Britain's Hugh Carthy finished 28th and remains…
Photo Credit:IPL. Indian Premier League eliminator, Abu Dhabi: Royal Challengers Bangalore 131-7 (20 overs): De Villiers 56; Holder 3-25 Sunrisers Hyderabad 132-4 (19.4 overs): Williamson 50*, Holder 24* Sunrisers Hyderabad won by six wickets Sunrisers Hyderabad squeezed home in a tense run-chase to defeat Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore in…
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