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Zim's chances fizzle at Afcon 2017

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 January 2017  -  213 Views  -  0 Comments
THE Southern Africa representatives at the 2017 edition of the biennial soccer extravaganza, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Zimbabwe’s hopes of progressing to the quarter finals stage suffered a major blow when they fell to two quick goals leaving Senegal the outright favourites to progress... Read Article

India down England in thriller

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 January 2017  -  134 Views  -  0 Comments
Comeback man Yuvraj Singh rated the 150 against England as his best knock after he combined forces with Mahendra Singh Dhoni to set up India's series clinching 15-run win in Cuttack on Thursday. The 35-year-old Yuvraj and former captain Dhoni (134) put on 256 runs for the fourth wicket to help... Read Article

Mangaung's first female soccer referee

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 January 2017  -  160 Views  -  0 Comments
Thaba Nchu-based assistant soccer referee, Maneo Tau, has made the province proud after recently being awarded a FIFA badge following her stellar performance at the South African Under 20 Nationals Finals held in Cape Town last month. The 25-year-old match official became the first female assistant... Read Article

Young Shimlas ready for battle

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 January 2017  -  135 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN – The coach for the University of Free State rugby side, the Shimlas, Jaco Swanepoel, is optimistic that his side, as young as it is, will be able to handle the pressure and still do well in this year’s Varsity Cup.  This year’s university-contested competition, which is presented by... Read Article


Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 January 2017  -  211 Views  -  0 Comments
1. The Africa Cup of Nations, was first held in 1957 with just three teams, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia taking part in the tournament2. With 7 titles, Egypt are the competition's most successful team.3. The AFCON has been staged every two years since 1968. However, as of 2013, the tournament switched... Read Article

Wayde gets another world nomination

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 January 2017  -  255 Views  -  0 Comments
SOUTH AFRICAN sprinter, Wayde van Niekerk, is continuing where he left off in 2016 as he got the year underway with a nomination in the Laureus World Sports Awards – the Breakthrough of the Year category. Van Niekerk had a stellar 2016, making and breaking records on local and international stages... Read Article

Proteas on track for white-wash

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 January 2017  -  252 Views  -  0 Comments
Day one of the third test between South African and Sri Lanka at the Wanderers on Thursday belonged wholeheartedly to the Proteas who finished the day on 338-3 courtesy of magnificent hundreds from Hashim Amla and JP Duminy. Winning the toss and batting first seemed like an odd decision from Faf du... Read Article

FS Stars part ways with Solinas

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 January 2017  -  234 Views  -  0 Comments
Free State Stars have appointed former Bloemfontein Celtic coach, Serame Letsoaka, to replace Giovanni Solinas, whose contract has been terminated with immediate effect. Ea Lla Koto and the Italian terminated their marriage following their differences on how to approach the next round of the Absa... Read Article

SA draw Nigeria for AFCON 2019

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 January 2017  -  257 Views  -  0 Comments
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw made in Libreville on Thursday pitted Nigeria against South Africa in one of the 12 groups and Tunisia against Egypt in another. Nigeria and South Africa are in Group E with Libya and the Seychelles while Tunisia and Egypt are in Group J with Niger and... Read Article

History-making coach guns for third AFCON title

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 January 2017  -  258 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN – Africa’s premier soccer extravaganza, the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), gets underway this Saturday and for Herve Renard, the tournament presents an opportunity to gun for a third continental title inside four years. Renard, who took over the reins at Morocco’s Atlas Lions last... Read Article

Afcon gets underway this weekend

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 January 2017  -  114 Views  -  0 Comments
The wait is finally over as the much-anticipated continental showpiece, the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) gets underway tomorrow (Saturday) in Gabon, with mouth-watering action expected in the first round of matches. The 31st edition of the tournament features 16 nations, divided into four... Read Article

Knights' duo make Proteas T20 squad

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 January 2017  -  150 Views  -  0 Comments
VKB Knights’ David Miller and Theunis de Bruyn have been included in the Proteas KFC T20 International series squad to face Sri Lanka later this month, with the latter being one of six debutants in the team.  The 13-man-team, which will be led by Titans’ Farhaan Berhadien in absence of Faf du... Read Article

Cheetahs rule out Goosen return

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 January 2017  -  121 Views  -  0 Comments
Cheetahs coach, Franco Smith, has poured cold water on the reports that Springbok utility back, Johan Goosen, is heading back to Bloemfontein afterannouncing his 'retirement' from rugby later last year. The 24-year-old retired from French club, Racing 92 in a surprise move thathas not gone down... Read Article

Stars rocked by more departures

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 January 2017  -  111 Views  -  0 Comments
Moeketsi Sekola has joined Bokang Thlone on the list of top Free State Stars players leaving the Bethlehem-side at the end of the current season.  Sekola recently penned a pre-contact with Premier Soccer League new-comers, Highlands Park, a week after Thlone did the same with Bidvest Wits. The 27-... Read Article

Murray, Kerber top seeds at Aussie Open

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 January 2017  -  132 Views  -  0 Comments
World No 1s Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber were named the top seeds on Thursday for next week's Australian Open with organisers aligning with the current rankings.Scotland's Murray is chasing his first title at Melbourne Park after losing in the final five times, including in 2011, 2013, 2015 and... Read Article

FIFA approves 48-team World Cup format

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 10 January 2017  -  292 Views  -  0 Comments
THE 2026 FIFA World Cup tournament will, for the first time, feature 48teams battling it out for global soccer honours. This comes after the FIFA Council unanimously approved the world soccer governing body’s president Gianni Infantino’s revamp plan in Zurich, Switzerland on 10 January 2017. The... Read Article

Rich pickings for AFCON winners

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 06 January 2017  -  220 Views  -  0 Comments
ABUJA – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced a whopping US$4million prize money for winners of the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that is set to kick off on January 14. CAF President, Issa Hayatou, disclosed the figures at the just-ended Glo-CAF Awards dinner in Abuja,... Read Article

Onyango clinches CAF award

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 06 January 2017  -  260 Views  -  0 Comments
DENIS Onyango’s star continues to soar after the Mamelodi Sundowns’ shot stopper walked away as the African Footballer of the Year award for players plying their trade at home, shaking off the challenge of fellow teammate, Khama Billiat.Onyango made history by becoming the first goalkeeper to... Read Article

Wits sign FS Stars left back

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 06 January 2017  -  293 Views  -  0 Comments
BidVest Wits have signed midfielder Granwald Scott and also agreed a pre-contract with Free State Stars left-back Thato Tlhone. Wits made the announcement on Thursday, with Scott to boost their central midfield options ahead of a title push in the second half of the season. Scott had spent the last... Read Article

Rossouw, Abbott pullout of Proteas

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 06 January 2017  -  267 Views  -  0 Comments
South African cricket was rocked on Thursday when it was announced that test fast bowler Kyle Abbott had quit the national team in order to play county cricket in England.Cricket South Africa immediately cancelled Abbott's contract and said it was in the process of doing the same with one-day star... Read Article