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Why AmaZulu coach Vukusic doesn’t care how many goals Ntuli scores this season

AmaZulu coach Josef Vukusic doesn’t care how many goals his top striker Bonginkosi Ntuli scores this season as long as his strikes help the basement club escape relegation.

Filling Jesse Kriel's big shoes doesn't faze new Bulls centre Nafi Tuitavake

New Bulls centre Nafi Tuitavake is not daunted by the responsibility of filling the big shoes of departed Springboks star Jesse Kriel at Loftus.

Vernon Philander will leave a hole

Life for Vernon Philander has never been about the promise of a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

'I was getting emotional,' says Orlando Pirates star Vincent Pule

A weight has been lifted off Vincent Pule's shoulders after he found the back of the net for the second time this  season at the weekend.

Veteran coach Clive Barker returns to AmaZulu

Former Bafana Bafana coach Clive Barker made surprise return to the AmaZulu camp at the weekend, drafted in to help give their beleaguered camp a lift as they lost at Orlando Pirates.

SA opener Bird feels his U-19 teammates will raise the tempo against Bangladesh

SA U-19 opener Jonathan Bird is recognised as one of the brighter batting talents in the team, but that's an honour he's shipping off to his teammates Bryce Parsons and Luke Beaufort.

Tearful Djokovic pays tribute to 'mentor, friend' Kobe Bryant

Serbian tennis great Novak Djokovic teared up on Tuesday as he paid tribute to late basketball star Kobe Bryant, describing him as a "mentor" and a "friend" for the past 10 years.

Sundowns ranked the eighth best in Africa and 83rd in the world, ahead of Wits and Pirates

Mamelodi Sundowns have been ranked the eighth best in Africa and 83rd in the world by The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS), who compile an annual poll of the top international clubs, but the Premier Soccer League has been given a thumbs down in the ranking of the strongest league.

Ajax Cape Town coach will quit the club even if they are promoted to PSL

Ajax Cape Town coach Andries Ulderink has told the club he will not renew his contract with the team even if he guides them to promotion to the Absa Premiership at the end of this season.

The Lions chase former star flank Jaco Kriel

The Lions set off for Argentina on Tuesday amid growing speculation that they are in the throes of attracting another Springbok into their forward ranks.

Kgatlana becomes latest Banyana player to reap the benefit of FIFA Women’s World Cup

Thembi Kgatlana’s move to top Portuguese club Benfica is the latest in a number of high-profile signings for Banyana Banyana players as the country continues to reap the benefit of their FIFA Women’s World Cup appearance last year.

Faf du Plessis points to lack of experience after SA slump to third consecutive series defeat

Captain Faf du Plessis pointed to his team’s lack of experience after South Africa slumped to their third consecutive series defeat.

Warring administrators turn school athletics fields into battlegrounds

School athletics fields have become a battleground for administrators.

Embattled SA captain Faf du Plessis under fire

South Africa suffered further ignominy after they lost the fourth Test and the series to England at the Wanderers on Monday.

Rafa Nadal wary of Dominic Thiem threat, Wawrinka revives past glories

Rafael Nadal is taking nothing for granted in his Australian Open semi-final against Dominic Thiem despite owning a 100 percent record at Grand Slams against the slick Austrian.

Fernandes does about-turn, back to produce champions

When Irvin Khoza introduced the slogan "Once a Pirate, always a Pirate", the Orlando Pirates chairman did not know that this phrase would go as far as rubbing off on the boxing fraternity.

Dube aims to bang in more goals

Having already netted 16 goals and leading the scoring charts in the MDC this season, Golden Arrows striker Nkosikhona Dube wants to finish the campaign with more than 25 goals.

Real Kings to fight until the end

Real Kings coach Joel Masutha has predicted that the GladAfrica Championship title race will go down to the wire.

'Heartbroken, devastated' LeBron James vows to continue Kobe Bryant legacy

NBA superstar LeBron James said on Monday he was "heartbroken and devastated" over the death of Kobe Bryant while vowing in an Instagram post to continue Bryant's championship legacy with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Samir Nurkovic targets 20 or more goals

Kaizer Chiefs striker Samir Nurkovic is targeting no less than 20 goals this season as he looks to help power his team to the league championship.

President among well-wishers as Tunisia's Ons Jabeur exits Australian Open

A phone call from her president wasn't enough to help Tunisia's Ons Jabeur as she bowed out of the Australian Open after her historic run to the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Students unfazed by Confed Cup elimination

Loss to Horoya puts Wits bottom.

Ntuli makes light of scoring burden

Usuthu ace netted 10 of their 11 goals.

No panic over Kaizer Chiefs' dip, says Ndlanya

With below-par performances in their past two games, some may be starting to doubt Kaizer Chiefs' title credentials.

England win final Test in Johannesburg to clinch emphatic 3-1 series win

England completed a comprehensive 3-1 series win on the fourth day of the fourth cricket Test here on Monday.

Rafa Nadal settles Nick Kyrgios score to keep heat on Roger Federer record

Rafael Nadal won a grudge match with Nick Kyrgios to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals and keep the heat on Roger Federer's record for Grand Slam titles on Monday.

Middendorp admits the football dished out by Chiefs is not a fantastic meal

Ernst Middendorp has described the football dished out by his table-topping Kaizer Chiefs in their last-gasp 1-0 victory over Lamontville Golden Arrows as a meal that was not fantastic.

Embattled AmaZulu coach Josef Vukusic adamant his job is not on the line

Basement dwellers AmaZulu have not won a game in 2020 but coach Josef Vukusic is confident that his job is not on the line.

SA suffer huge blow on the cusp of lunch on day four against England

South Africa suffered a huge blow on the cusp of lunch on the fourth day of the fourth cricket Test against England on Monday.

Clinton Larsen hopeful struggling Polokwane will beat relegation

Clinton Larsen says if Polokwane City keep playing like they have in the last few games‚ they will avoid relegation this season despite another Absa Premiership loss to Stellenbosch FC at the weekend.

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