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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 »

FIFA’s chief Blatter welcomes election challenge

GENEVA - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has welcomed his election rival Prince Ali bin Al Hussein’s challenge as good for debate. Blatter is quoted by Swiss daily Le Matin saying “I can only be happy with this candidature.” The 78-year-old Blatter, who is strongly favored to get a fifth mandate in the May 29 election, says “we are in a democracy ... Read More »

Boxing legend Mohammed Ali discharged from hospital

LOUISVILLE- A FAMILY spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great has been discharged from a hospital after recovering from a severe urinary tract infection. Ali ‘s spokesman Bob Gunnell says the 72-year-old three-time world heavyweight champion is back home after being released from an undisclosed hospital Tuesday night. Ali has been waging a battle with Parkinson’s disease for years. ... 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 »

Djokovic wins first New Year’s match in less than an hour

DOHA, QATAR-TOP-ranked Novak Djokovic started off his 2015 season with a swift 6-2, 6-1 win over Serbian countryman Dusan Lajovic at the Qatar Open on Tuesday. Djokovic’s first-round victory took 59 minutes. He put 72 percent of his first serves in play, and was successful on five of six break-point opportunities. He is making his first appearance at the Doha ... 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 »

Man U deepens Liverpool’s gloom

LONDON- MANCHESTER, United’ s Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie scored as Manchester United rubbed salt into Liverpool’s wounds with a crushing 3-0 home victory in the Premier League on Sunday. Rooney and Mata both found the net before half-time, the latter apparently from an offside position, before van Persie added a third to avenge United’s loss to Liverpool ... Read More »

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