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AfCon Group Stage match fixtures

Fixtures from the African Nations Cup Group Stage matches on Friday Group Stage – Group A Saturday, January 17 (GMT) Equatorial Guinea v Congo (1600) Burkina Faso v Gabon (1900) Group Stage – Group B Sunday, January 18 (GMT) Zambia v Congo DR (1600) Tunisia v Cape Verde Islands (1900) Group Stage – Group C Monday, January 19 (GMT) Ghana ... Read More »

Zim sends anti-terrorism unit for AFCON games

HARARE – ZIMBABWE  has sent a team from its anti-terrorism unit to Equatorial Guinea ahead of the African Cup of Nations which begins on Saturday, a newspaper reported. The Herald said on Friday that Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema asked his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe to send the elite team, which is “providing VIP security, intelligence as well as ... Read More »

Bafana to take on Mali in final Afcon preps

JOHANNESBURG - BAFANA Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has a small  headache with his team selection as injuries are playing a part when Bafana Bafana take on Mali on Wednesday at the Monedan Stadium in the final preparation match ahead of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. The kick-off is at 3pm local time in Gabon (4pm SA time). ... Read More »

Bafana hold Cameroon to a 1-1draw in AfCon preps match

LIBREVILLE – SOUTH’s Bafana Bafan put up an inspired performance in the second half to earn a 1-1 draw against Cameroon in the Gabonese capital of Libreville as they continue preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations 2015. Cameroon were quick off the blocks in the first half and almost grabbed the opening goal shortly after kick-off but Brilliant Khuzwayo ... Read More »

Bafana leave for AFCon tourney amid optimism for a win

JOHANNESBURG- BAFANA Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba boldly stated that his team could claim the Africa Cup of Nations title in Equatorial Guinea next month. “We are coming back after the 10th [February] after the final is played. We have packed our bags expecting for a long stay there,” Mashaba said in Johannesburg before the team’s departure for Gabon on ... Read More »

Roller coaster year for SA sport in 2014

JOHANNESBURG - IT WAS  a roller coaster year for South African sport, and while there were multiple breakthrough performances to celebrate on the field of play, 2014 will be remembered for the death of some of the country’s most revered athletes and the spectacular downfall of a Paralympic hero. The nation mourned the passing of three sports stars in October, who ... Read More »

Zim cricket fires national coach

HARARE -ZIMBABWE  cricket have dismissed national team coach Stephen Mangongo following a poor show during a recent tour of Bangladesh, the union said Thursday. Union chairman Wilson Manase said Mangongo will now work in talent identification and development. “Mangongo is good at identifying talent so the board decided to send him back to his area of strength, while we get ... Read More »

Edelbert Dinha, the Lion roars by nurturing soccer’s young talent

JOHANNESBURG –  SA BASED former  Zimbabwean midfielder Edelbert Dinha, is quietly building a different kind of a legacy in football after  hanging his boots in 2009  through his brainchild Shumba Football  Development which nurtures football talent from SA ‘s disadvantaged communities. ” I  want to  give back to the communities what I have learnt  and what I have gone through. ... Read More »

ICC clears suspended Zim bowler Utseya

DUBAI -ZIMBABWE bowler Prosper Utseya was cleared to deliver slow, medium deliveries but not offspin in international cricket on Wednesday. The International Cricket Council made the ruling, two days after allowing offspinners Sachithra Senanayake of Sri Lanka and Kane Williamson of New Zealand to bowl following remedial work and retesting. Utseya was suspended from bowling in October, and retests of ... Read More »

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