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SA’s Lions face tough Kiwi match

JOHANNESBURG – THE Lions face a tough challenge in their opening Super Rugby encounter against a Hurricanes side brimming with All Blacks in Johannesburg on Friday. A year ago the Lions were introduced back into the competition after a year in the wilderness and punched way above its weight. What followed was their best ever winning record in the competition ... Read More »

Defeated Bafana’s return delayed

JOHANNESBURG - BAFANA  Bafana will only arrive back in South Africa on Friday, due to the Confederation of African Football’s (Caf) failure to arrange a flight for the team. “The delay in Bafana Bafana arriving as scheduled this morning, Thursday, January 29, was as a result of the Equatorial Guinea Local Organising Committee failing to organise a chartered flight out of ... Read More »

Do or die match for Bafana against Ghana

JOHANNESBURG  - BAFANA Bafana have made their third goalkeeping change in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations for their must-win final group C encounter against Ghana on Tuesday. Brilliant Khuzwayo would be in goals for the clash taking place at the Estadio de Mongomo at 8pm. He replaces Jackson Mabokgwane, who played in the 1-1 draw against Senegal last week. In ... Read More »

Mbalula of to AfCon for Shakes’s shaky start to games

JOHANNESBURG – SPORTS  Minister Fikile Mbalula will travel to Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday to support Bafana Bafana in the group stages of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament which kicked off over the weekend.”I am going to Equatorial Guinea to support our young and courageous countrymen,” Mbalula said in a statement. On the Bafana Bafana’s 3-1 loss to Algeria in ... Read More »

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 »

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