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Back injury forces Federer to pull out of ATP Finals

ROGER Federer sensationally pulled out of his ATP Tour Finals showdown with Novak Djokovic just before the final was due to start on Sunday because of a back injury. Federer, 33, felt unable to take part in the showpiece clash at London’s O2 Arena because he was less than fully fit following Saturday’s gruelling three-set semi-final victory over Stan Wawrinka. ... Read More »

Bafana win 2-I against Sudan to qualify for AFCON 2015

ABUJA –  SOUTH  Africa beat Sudan 2-1 in their first outing since the slaying of captain Senzo Meyiwa to top Group A, to qualify for the Africa Cup finals. South Africa secured their ticket against Sudan in Durban to record 11 points from five matches, meaning they will now not be under pressure when they visit Nigeria on Wednesday. Ajax midfielder ... Read More »

Africa Cup qualifying results

COLLATED  2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying results Friday: Group D At Abidjan Sierra Leone 1 (Bangura 24) Ivory Coast 5 (K. Toure 7, Kalou 49, 72, Gradel 53, Gervinho 60) Note: match moved from Freetown because of Ebola epidemic Saturday At Yaounde Cameroon v Democratic Republic of Congo 1400 GMT Standings Cameroon 4 3 1 0 8 1 10 ... Read More »

Furman to captain Bafana against Sudan tomorrow

DEAN  Furman has been named captain of Bafana Bafana ahead of Saturday’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan in Durban. Furman, who made his debut in 2012 under Gordon Igesund, replaced former captain Senzo Meyiwa, who was shot dead in Vosloorus three weeks ago. Furman was named alongside Andile Jali in the middle of the park, with Thulani ... Read More »

Equatorial Guinea to host AFCON 2015

THE  2015 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) will be held in Equatorial Guinea, the Confederation of African Federations (CAF) said Friday. Original hosts Morocco were stripped of hosting rights of the January 17 to February 8 tournament after insisting on a postponement due to the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa. CAF refused to postpone the event ... Read More »

Morocco booted out of Africa Cup as future of the tournament hangs in the balance

CAPE TOWN- MOROCCO was formally ruled out as host of next year’s African Nations Cup but promised clarity over which country will host the tournament failed to emerge from a Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee meeting in Cairo on Tuesday. The immediate future of the 16-team tournament, the showpiece of African football, remained unclear with no exact timetable ... Read More »

Zim cricket hit by money row

HARARE – THE disconnect between players and their boards at the lower end of Test cricket has come to the fore once again, with Zimbabwe’s franchise cricketers refusing to take the field for the start of the first-class season on Tuesday. It is the second time in a year that Zimbabwe’s domestic players have gone on strike over wages and ... Read More »

Swaziland based Zim goalie to replace Meyiwa at Pirates?

SWAZILAND-based Zimbabwean goalkeeper Ndodana Sibanda has been linked with a move to Orlando Pirates. Pirates are in need of a keeper after the tragic death of their captain and South African national team shot-stopper Senzo Meyiwa. According to reports from Swaziland, Pirates scouts were in Eswatini last weekend to watch Ndodana, who plays for Moneni Pirates, as well as Wanderers’ ... Read More »

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