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Staff Reporter. AmaZulu FC secured their second win of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season when they edged past TS Galaxy 1-0 at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Tuesday evening. Usuthu were the better side in the opening stages with coach Benni McCarthy's side whipping crosses into the opposition box for…
Staff Reporter. Riyad Mahrez scored twice and Cole Palmer got his first Champions League goal for Manchester City as Pep Guardiola's side put in a superb performance to sweep aside Belgian side Club Bruges. The visitors were slick and confident from start to finish as they moved top of Group…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos says he is "surprised" by Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rhulani Mokwena’s utterances in the media blaming the national team for injuries picked by Sundowns players. In his post-match comments after Sundowns’ 2-2 Caf Champions League draw against Maniema Union last Sunday, Mokwena said…
Staff Reporter. Scotland took a big step towards qualifying for the Super 12s stage of the Men's T20 World Cup with a second win in three days. Scotland, who shocked Bangladesh on the opening day of the tournament, beat Papua New Guinea by 17 runs in Al Amerat, Oman. Richie…
Staff Reporter. Uganda's national football coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic has been convicted on two counts of sexual assault. The Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) Regional Court sentenced him to two separate three-year jail terms, both of which have been suspended for five years. The Serbian coach has immediately appealed the ruling.…
Staff Reporter. Former SA Schools and Junior Springbok captain Salmaan Moerat has earned his first Springbok call-up in a squad of 32 players named by Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber on Tuesday for the Outgoing Tour to the United Kingdom in November. The Springboks will play three Test matches on the…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo: (From left to right) Ludwick Manyama, Tournament Director of the Joburg Open; Bongi Mokaba, Director of Events for the City of Johannesburg; and Thomas Abt, Commissioner of the Sunshine Tour at the launch of the 2021 Joburg Open and Joburg Ladies Open on Tuesday. Photo Credit:…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Springbok flyhalf legend Morne Steyn has officially retired from international rugby. Steyn, who came on against the British and Irish Lions in the third test to win the series for the Springboks earlier this year, made the decision after returning home from the Castle Lager Rugby Championship…
Staff Reporter. Patrick Vieira said Arsenal's late equaliser was "really tough" to take as his Crystal Palace side were held to a draw in a thriller at Emirates Stadium. Alexandre Lacazette scored deep into injury time to deny club legend Vieira a winning return, pouncing after Palace failed to clear…
Staff Reporter. England have been ordered to play one match behind closed doors as a punishment for the unrest at Wembley Stadium during the Euro 2020 final. Uefa also imposed a ban for a second game, which is suspended for two years. The Football Association was fined 100,000 euros (£84,560)…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rulani Mokwena has hit back at Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos following the national mentor's comments during the FIFA international break. Broos publicly admitted that he feels sabotaged by certain Premier Soccer League clubs, as they have made it tricky when players need to join…
Staff Reporter. Banyana Banyana have named an 18-woman squad to take on Mozambique in the first round of the AWCON qualifiers on Wednesday at Estadio Nacional do Zimpeto in Maputo. The team will travel to the Mozambican capital on Monday for Wednesday’s critical match. Banyana Banyana took part in the…
By Michael Vlismas. The new Blair Atholl Championship delivered by The Courier Guy will tee off a strong build-up to the main summer schedule of the Sunshine Tour as the Tour's finest professionals and two of the country's leading amateurs gather at the prestigious Gary Player-designed golf course this week.…
Staff Reporter. Moise Kean scored the only goal as Juventus beat Jose Mourinho's Roma to earn a fourth Serie A victory in a row. Everton loanee Kean knew little about the winner as Rodrigo Bentancur's effort inadvertently came off his head and went in after 16 minutes. Close to half-time,…
Staff Reporter. Sergio Aguero made his long-awaited Barcelona debut as Philippe Coutinho's first goal in almost a year helped secure victory against Valencia. Aguero joinen Barcelona in the summer after leaving Manchester City but had been sidelined by injury. He came on with three minutes to go, shortly after Coutinho…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Cameron Norrie became the first Briton to win the Indian Wells title when he fought back from a set and a break down to beat Nikoloz Basilashvili. Norrie, 26, won 3-6 6-4 6-1 against the Georgian to seal one of the biggest titles in tennis. "I'm so…
Staff Reporter. Rory McIlroy bounced back from Ryder Cup disappointment as he carded a final-round six-under-par 66 to win the CJ Cup and his 20th PGA Tour title. The 32-year-old trailed by nine shots after 36 holes but hit a superb 62 on Saturday to storm into contention. The Northern…
Staff Reporter. Shakib Al Hasan became the leading wicket-taker in Twenty20 internationals but Scotland successfully defended 140 against Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup in Muscat, Oman. Shakib took 2-17, as he moved to 108 wickets and overtook Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga, during Scotland's 140-9. Chris Greaves made 45, and…
Staff Reporter. Newcastle manager Steve Bruce said he will "carry on as best I can" after the club's new era under its Saudi Arabian owners got off to a losing start at home to Tottenham. Watched by new non-executive chair Yasir Al-Rumayyan and part-owner Amanda Staveley, Newcastle led after two…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich thrashed Bayer Levekusen 5-1 on Sunday as Julian Nagelsmann's side ran riot and silenced a stunned BayArena, scoring five goals by half time to reclaim top spot in the Bundesliga from Borussia Dortmund. Robert Lewandowski scored twice in the opening 30 minutes, back-heeling in the opener…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns and AS Maniema Union played to a 2-2 draw in the first leg of their CAF Champions League second preliminary round tie. Sundowns handed starts to Brian Onyango, Musa Lebusa in the absence of Rushine De Reuck and Mothobi Mvala. Themba Zwane gave Sundowns an early…
Staff Reporter. Stellenbosch FC maintained their unbeaten start to the 2021-22 DStv Premiership season when they came from behind to hold Swallows FC to a 1-1 draw at Dobsonville Stadium. The Dube Birds dominated possession in the opening stages with Grant Margeman, who was making his first competitive start for…
Staff Reporter. West Ham United's Angelo Ogbonna headed a second-half winner to give David Moyes' side a hard-fought Premier League victory at Everton. In a game of few clear-cut chances, defender Ogbonna netted the only goal in the 74th minute, rising inside the six-yard box to flick home Jarrod Bowen's…
Staff Reporter. Oman thrashed Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets in the opening game of the Men's T20 World Cup in Muscat, Oman. Having been put in, Papua New Guinea were 0-2 before recovering to 102-3, but another collapse restricted them to 129-9, with captain Assad Vala top-scoring with 56.…
Staff Reporter. Stephen Mokoka produced another brilliant race to win the Cape Town Marathon for the second time on Sunday. Mokoka crossed the finish line in a time of 2:10.01 to win his second race from two starts - winning back in 2018. Winning or running a fast time in…
Staff Reporter. The International Olympic Committee believes Fifa's plans to hold a men's World Cup every two years pose a threat to other sports and gender equality. Biennial World Cups could cause a clash between the football showpiece and the Olympic Games - a major event in the women's football…
Staff Reporter. Edinburgh continued their encouraging start to the United Rugby Championship season as they survived a late scare to beat Bulls. Henry Immelman's early try and three Jaco van der Walt penalties put the hosts 14-3 up by half-time. Marcell Coetzee's try threatened to spark a Bulls revival, but…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea returned to the top of the Premier League as Ben Chilwell's strike - and some strong work to hold off intense late pressure - clinched victory at west London neighbours Brentford. After Liverpool had gone top by thrashing Watford earlier on Saturday, Thomas Tuchel's side responded in…
Staff Reporter. Erling Braut Haaland scored twice on his return from injury as Borussia Dortmund went top of the Bundesliga with victory over Mainz. Marco Reus had already put Dortmund ahead when the Norwegian forward, who had been out since late September with a muscle injury, scored a penalty, awarded…
Staff Reporter. Inter Milan's title defence suffered a setback as Lazio fought back from going behind to claim a fine win. Ivan Perisic gave the defending champions the lead from the spot after Nicolo Barella was fouled in the box. Samir Handanovic produced a fine save to keep out Toma…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit:EJ Langner/Sunshine Tour/Gallo Images. SUN CITY, North-West (16 October) – Lyle Rowe knew that if he kept knocking on doors one would eventually open again and Saturday was the day when his first Sunshine Tour title in five years finally arrived as he won the Blue…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs gave chairman Kaizer Motaung a great birthday gift after thumping Chippa United 4-0 at FNB Stadium on Saturday evening. Having established the club in 1970, at the age of 26, Motaung became one of the prominent head honchos in local football. Khama Billiat set up Keagan…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United unbeaten run away from home in the Premier League was brought to an end after they slumped to a 4-2 defeat at Leicester City on Saturday. United at one stage threatened to steal a point from a dreadful performance but the Foxes rallied to secure their…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool moved to the top of the Premier League on Saturday, thumping Watford 5-0 in Claudio Ranieri's first match in charge of the Hornets. Sadio Mane,Roberto Firmino's hat trick and a stunning goal from Mohamed Salah ensured a fine afternoon for Jurgen Klopp's men, who wrecked Ranieri's big…
By Clifford Sihlezana. South Africa’s leading cricket development programme - KFC Mini-Cricket - continues its great start of season as the annual KFC Mini-Cricket provincial seminar moves to SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium where the Northerns Cricket Union hosted their seminar on the 15th of October 2021. The annual KFC Mini-Cricket…
Staff Reporter. The Dragons fell to a third straight home loss of the campaign as the Stormers claimed their first victory of the United Rugby Championship, winning 24-10 on Friday. The Stormers were down 10-3 at one stage but their forwards became increasingly dominant and the South Africans were deserved…
Staff Reporter. Kylian Mbappe scored the winner with an 86th-minute penalty as Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain came from a goal down to beat Angers at Parc des Princes. The hosts were awarded a penalty for handball four minutes from time after the referee checked the pitchside monitor. Mbappe found…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Former Kaizer Chiefs star Lucky Maselesele has passed away at the age of 41. His former Chiefs teammate and close friend Isaac Mabotsa confirmed the shocking news when speaking to Laduma on Friday evening. "I can confirm the sad news, but at the moment I request…
Staff Reporter. AmaZulu FC held DR Congo giants and five times African champions TP Mazembe to a goalless draw in Durban on Friday. The game witnessed no goals for both sides despite numerous chances over the 90 minutes in Durban. The game’s first chance came for Amazulu at the quarter…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Orlando Pirates played to a goalless draw with Diables Noirs in the first leg of the first round of the Caf Confederation Cup at Alphonse Massamba-Debat Stadium on Friday evening. It was the hosts who started the match on a high, pushing for an opener through Hardy…
Staff Reporter. @IPL. Faf du Plessis' commanding 86 set Chennai Super Kings on course for a 27-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2021 IPL final in Dubai. The South African struck three sixes and seven fours off 59 balls, with Ruturaj Gaikwad (32), Robin Uthappa (31 off 15)…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit:EJ Langner/Sunshine Tour/Gallo Images. SUN CITY, North-West (15 October) – The third round of the Blue Label Challenge at Gary Player Country Club once again showed golf's wonderful ability to surprise us as qualifier Dylan Mostert soared to the top of the leaderboard with a four-under-par…
Staff Reporter. Pep Guardiola says he cannot guarantee Raheem Sterling a more prominent role at Manchester City and insists the England forward must fight for his place like everyone else. Sterling, 26, whose contract runs out in 2023,said he is open to moving abroad if he does not play more.…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter is preparing for the DStv Premiership clash with Chippa United at FNB Stadium on Saturday. Baxter hopes the international break can work as a reset ahead of what will be another tough encounter. "We have been working to stop the one or two…
Staff Reporter. South African teams will play foreign rugby opposition this year, and it could be in front of fans as well. This comes after a massive announcement by the United Rugby Championship that rounds 6 and 7 of the competition - which were to be moved to Italy -…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München travel to second-placed Bayer 04 Leverkusen in a headline fixture riddled with subplots on Matchday 8. Will Robert Lewandowski end his two-game mini goal drought on the day he moves up to second above Naldo, and behind only former teammate Claudio Pizarro,…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Injury-hit South African World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe arrived in Toulon to start a new chapter in his French Top 14 career despite a question mark over when he will actually play his first game. The 27-year-old winger, who has moved on a three-year deal from Toulouse,…
Staff Reporter. Vodacom has embarked on a major digital drive to empower both rugby coaches and young players by taking the already highly successful Bulletjie Rugby coaching programme and developing it into a freely available series of online episodes featuring Vodacom Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White, his coaching staff,…
Staff Reporter. The Chinese Grand Prix is expected to be dropped from the 2022 Formula 1 calendar when next year's schedule is published on Friday. The Shanghai race has not been held since the coronavirus pandemic began and restrictions surrounding Covid in China mean holding it is impossible. It will…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling says he would be open to playing abroad if he does not get more game time at Etihad Stadium. The England international, whose contract runs out in 2023, said he had dreamed "from a young age" of playing abroad. "If there was the…
Staff Reporter. With the event forming part of Africa's only World Athletics Gold Label race, South Africa's top road runners will battle it out for coveted titles in the ASA Marathon Championships on Sunday, which will be incorporated into the Cape Town Marathon. After setting the course record of 2:08:31…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit by EJ Langner/Sunshine Tour/Gallo Images Sun City, North-West (14 October) – Ruan Korb is learning to stay patient and composed when things are not going his way in his third season on the Sunshine Tour, and he needed those qualities in the remorseless heat at…
Staff Reporter. @TA. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has confirmed Moses Mabhida Stadium will host the upcoming MTN 8 final between Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town City. The fixture will take place on Saturday, 30 October with the kick-off time to be announced in due course. This will be the…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs have suffered a fresh injury blow ahead of this weekend's DStv Premiership clash against Chippa United. Chiefs will be without the services and experience of Lebogang Manyama for Saturday's encounter against the Chilli Boys after confirming that the 31-year-old had suffered an injury setback in training.…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Teenage midfielder Pedri has agreed a contract extension with Barcelona which includes a 1bn euro (£846m) release clause, the club has announced. The 18-year-old's new deal will run until 30 June 2026 and he is expected to officially sign it on Friday. Pedri joined Barcelona from Las…
By Clifford Sihlezana. South Africa’s leading cricket development programme - KFC Mini-Cricket - continues its great start of season as the annual KFC Mini-Cricket provincial seminar moves to the Imperial Wanderers Cricket Stadium where the Gauteng Cricket Union will host their seminar on the 14th of October 2021. The annual…
By Michael Vlismas. CARDIFF, Wales (14 October 2021) – Springbok flyhalf Morné Steyn was no sooner off the plane from South Africa and in Cardiff with his Vodacom Bulls teammates than he'd already completed his first training session and declared he was more than ready to play his part as…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The head of transfers and marketing at Al Ahly, Amir Tawfik, has confirmed that football team head coach Pitso Mosimane will remain at the club until the end of the season. Mosimane had a historic run with the Reds, since joining them in October of last year.…
Staff Reporter. The Football Association is set to learn if England have to play any home games behind closed doors as a result of the unrest at Wembley Stadium during the European Championship final. Uefa are due to hold their disciplinary hearing on Monday, with a verdict likely to be…
By Anthony Moruthane. Centurion, 13 October 2021 - Talented young players from around the country will converge in Gauteng next week, as they battle it out for top honours in the National Finals of the BNP Paribas RCS Rising Star Tennis campaign, to be held at Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre…
Staff Reporter. Athletics South Africa has begun a massive health drive as we welcome the limited return of spectators to the stadiums. On Monday 11 October, the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa announced a maximum of 2000 spectators outdoors and 750 indoors are now allowed to attend…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit:by EJ Langer/Sunshine Tour/Gallo Images. SUN CITY, North-West (13 October) – Ockie Strydom is the owner of 37 top-10 finishes on the Sunshine Tour and was the runner-up at the Gary Player Country Club in the 2019 Sun City Challenge, so it is never too surprising…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Executive Committee of the PSL met today to deliberate on the amended Disaster Management Act Regulations of the 11th of October 2021 and identified matters that require stakeholder engagement and clarification. These include engaging with SAFA regarding lessons learned from last night’s Bafana match against Ethiopia;…
Staff Reporter. Wales and Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks has revealed he has been diagnosed with cancer. The 24-year-old said he has Stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma but that "the prognosis is a positive one" and will start treatment next week. Brooks, who has won 21 Wales caps, was on international duty…
Staff Reporter. SA Rugby has advised its member unions that fully vaccinated supporters will be allowed to return to club and professional rugby matches - within the limits announced earlier this week by the sports minister - and while observing the prevailing health guidelines. A maximum of 2 000 spectators…
Staff Reporter. It proved a good day for away teams on the African continent in CAF second round 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying action on Tuesday. Five of the six matches ended in favour of the away side with South Africa's 1-0 win over Ethiopia the only win for a…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal recorded an emphatic World Cup qualifying win over Luxembourg at the Estadio Algarve. The victory leaves Portugal second in Group A, a point behind Serbia who they host in their final game. Ronaldo knocked in two penalties and rounded off the…
Staff Reporter. South Africa beat Ethiopia 1-0 in a CAF second round 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying match at FNB Stadium on Tuesday. Getaneh Kebede's first-half own-goal earned Bafana Bafana the victory in a match that saw Southern African giants create a few clear-cut chances against Walia ibex at FNB…
By Jacob Mawela. The community of Orlando and surrounding townships of Soweto are set to benefit from a newly formed partnership between Betway South Africa, City of Johannesburg and Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA). As part of its Socio Economic Development programme, Betway South Africa and all its stakeholders officially…
Staff Reporter. The Black Stars return to the top of the Group G in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers after beating Zimbabwe in Harare. The win sends Ghana two points above South Africa, who play later on Tuesday against Ethiopia in Johannesburg. Arsenal star Thomas Partey's 30 minute freekick was…
Staff Reporter. Chippa United have issued an update on the future of Gavin Hunt as the club's head coach. This morning, Chippa United owner and chairman Chippa Mpengesi penned an open letter to the club's supporters in which he addressed the team's early performances in the DStv Premiership this season.…
Staff Reporter. SA Rugby has advised the Western Province Rugby Football Union that it is invoking its constitutional power to take administrative control of the union. The advice was provided following a decision by the executive council (Exco) of the South African Rugby Union on Monday. Experienced former SA Rugby…
By Michael Vlismas. CARDIFF, Wales (12 October 2021) – As he walked on a beach just outside Cardiff taking in the beautiful Welsh landscape during the Vodacom Bulls' recovery day on Monday, prop Robert Hunt was also still taking in the emotion of having made his professional debut for the…
Staff Reporter. Germany became the first team to join hosts Qatar at the 2022 World Cup with a thumping victory in North Macedonia. Former England youth international Jamal Musiala opened his account for the Germans, running in on goal and stroking home a confident finish. Kai Havertz claimed the first…
Staff Reporter. @IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Sunil Narine put in a stunning performance to lead his side to a four-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League eliminator. Off-spinner Narine took 4-21 to restrict RCB to 138-7 off 20 overs. He then smashed 26 off 15…
Staff Reporter. Marumo Gallants have sacked coach Sebastien Minge, who becomes the third coaching casualty of the new DStv Premiership campaign after Joe Zinnbauer of Orlando Pirates and Owen da Gama at TS Galaxy. Migne was shown the door on Sunday after the club said he had pleaded guilty at…
Staff Reporter. Newcastle part-owner Amanda Staveley met Steve Bruce at the club's training ground on Monday with the manager's future still unclear. Staveley, who owns 10% of the club, and partner Mehrdad Ghodoussi also met players as the squad began preparations for Newcastle's game against Tottenham at St James' Park…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi became the first South American to score 80 international goals as his Argentina side beat Uruguay in World Cup qualifying. Captain Messi opened the scoring for his side with a floated cross that somehow evaded the goalkeeper. Rodrigo de Paul doubled Argentina's lead before half-time, with…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana have confirmed the number of spectators allowed to enter FNB Stadium on Tuesday for their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying clash against Ethiopia. It has been 18 months since spectators were allowed to watch live sports matches in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It…
Staff Reporter. Brazil dropped points for the first time in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 0-0 draw in Colombia. The Copa America runners-up had won all of their previous nine qualifiers for Qatar but were nowhere near their best in Barranquilla on Sunday. Brazil had the best chances…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kylian Mbappe fired a contentious winner as France came from behind to beat Spain and become the second team to win the Nations League. Mbappe was adjudged to be onside when he slid the ball under Unai Simon after Karim Benzema's stunning equaliser at Milan's San Siro.…
Staff Reporter. Chennai Super Kings qualified for the IPL final after beating table-toppers Delhi Capitals in a final-over thriller. Chasing 173, a stunning cameo of 18 not out from six balls from captain MS Dhoni secured the win. He hit the 13 runs required in the 20th over, bowled by…
Staff Reporter. Nigeria got their revenge in a CAF second round 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match as they defeated the Central African Republic (CAR) 2-0 at Stade de la Réunification in Douala on Sunday. The Super Eagles slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat against the same opponents in Lagos…
Staff Reporter. Nicolo Barella's thunderous strike and a penalty converted by Domenico Berardi proved enough to earn hosts Italy a 2-1 victory over Belgium on Sunday and third place in this year's Nations League. It offered some consolation for the European champions, whose semifinal loss to Spain in Milan on…
Staff Reporter. England will take their strongest available squad to Australia for the 2021-22 Ashes Test series. Joe Root will captain the side, with wicketkeeper Jos Buttler vice-captain for the five-match series which begins in Brisbane on 8 December. All 17 players have been capped at Test level. "I am…
By Andrew Benson. Valtteri Bottas won the Turkish Grand Prix as second place for Max Verstappen returned the Red Bull driver to the championship lead. Lewis Hamilton was fifth, disagreeing with his team over the radio over their decision to make a late pit stop for tyres that dropped him…
By Michael Vlismas. CARDIFF, Wales (10 October 2021) – Vodacom Bulls coach Jake White has called in veteran South African referee Tappe Henning, who for the past eight years has been working in rugby in the United Kingdom, to join the team in Cardiff for the next few days and…
Staff Reporter. Cricket South Africa recorded a R221 million loss for the 2022/21 financial year, it was announced at their annual general meeting (AGM) in Tshwane on Saturday. CSA's finance committee chairperson Mark Rayner said their revenue dropped from R1 billion to R512 million, but they were also able to…
Staff Reporter. Vodacom Bulls mounted a stunning second-half comeback in Cardiff to earn their first United Rugby Championship win. The dominant hosts led 16-3 at half-time thanks to Matthew Screech's try and three penalties from the boot of Rhys Priestland. But Bulls turned the game on its head in the…
Staff Reporter. South Africa and Ghana secured vital wins on a busy day in Africa’s 2022 World Cup Qualification tournament, while Senegal and Morocco are on the verge of sealing progression into the final phase after dominant victories over Namibia and Guinea-Bissau respectively. Senegal have opened up a five-point lead…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 112th international goal - extending the men's record he broke last month -- as Portugal eased to a 3-0 friendly win against 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar. The Manchester United forward scored the opener from close range in the friendly at the Estadio Algarve…
Staff Reporter. @AP. Tyson Fury delivered a thrilling 11th-round knockout of Deontay Wilder to retain his WBC heavyweight crown as their trilogy bout produced another classic on an electric night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Twenty months since Fury dethroned the American, the 33-year-old had to show all…
Staff Reporter. Tanzania celebrate with the trophy after beating Malawi 1-0 in the final. @BackpagePix. Tanzania have been crowned 2021 Cosafa Women's Championships winners after a 1-0 victory over Malawi in the final at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday. The Tanzanians now hold titles in all the women's…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa secured a 3-1 win over Ethiopia at the Bahir Dar Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Bafana Bafana made three changes from the late win over Ghana, as Terrence Mashego, Tshegofatso Mabasa and Vincent Pule were brought to the fore but Pule got injured in the warm-up…
Staff Reporter. South African U20 Women’s National team (Basetsana), beat Mozambique 3-2 at Dobsonville on Friday, 8 October for a 4-2 aggregate win to progress to the next stage of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers scheduled for Costa Rica. Asanda Hadebe was the star of the day in…
Staff Reporter. England men's Ashes series in Australia this winter will go ahead "subject to several critical conditions", says the England and Wales Cricket Board. England had concerns over their families being allowed to travel, quarantine and 'bubble' arrangements amid the coronavirus pandemic. The five-Test series is due to begin…
Staff Reporter. Boeta Chamberlain of Sharks celebrates scoring a drop-goal during the United Rugby Championship match against Ospreys on Friday. @GalloImages. Sharks claimed their first United Rugby Championship victory by inflicting a first league defeat of the season on Ospreys. A tentative first half saw two Gareth Anscombe penalties cancelled…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea's Jorginho, Paris St-Germain's Lionel Messi and and Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski are on the shortlist for the men's Ballon d'Or award. Messi was the 2019 winner of the award for a record sixth time. The forward picked up a first major international title when he in helped…
Staff Reporter. Deputy President David Mabuza has urged sports fans and lovers of the arts to get the COVID-19 jab so that they can return to fill sports stadiums and events in the arts as spectators and audiences. Mabuza was speaking during the KwaZulu Natal leg of the "Return to…
By Shawn Belluigi. Johannesburg, South Africa, 08 October 2021. Proudly African bank, Absa, unveiled its strategic approach towards getting the country moving in the right direction, through its announcement of a four-year partnership with the RUN YOUR CITY Series running events in South Africa. Through this partnership, Absa will continue…
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