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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 »

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 »

Weekend English premier results

West Ham 3 (Carroll 41, 66, Sakho 87) Swansea 1 (Bony 19) Playing later (1600 GMT): Aston Villa v Leicester Playing Monday (2000 GMT): Southampton v Manchester United Played Saturday: Hull 0 West Brom 0 Liverpool 0 Sunderland 0 Manchester City 1 (Toure 24-pen) Everton 0 Newcastle 2 (Cisse 57, 78) Chelsea 1 (Drogba 83) QPR 2 (Fer 51, Austin ... Read More »

Supersport United gives up on catching up with Chiefs

PRETORIA – GORDON  Igesund says it may already be time for SuperSport United to give up on this season’s Premiership race and look ahead to next season. SuperSport fell 18 points behind log-leading Kaizer Chiefs after a 3-1 defeat to city rivals Mamelodi Sundowns in Atteridgeville on Wednesday. “We’re never out of the running but I’m a realistic person,” Igesund ... Read More »

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