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Ntseki concedes Bafana need to bounce back against Sudan

Bafana Bafana need to bounce back against Sudan on Sunday‚ coach Molefi Ntseki conceded after his team got off to a 2-0 defeat at the start of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign against Ghana on Thursday.

'Careful what you ask for, Bopape'

Outspoken Free State boxing promoter Lebo Mahoko says dogs always bark at moving carts.

Khoza: PSL has asked for meeting with Safa on refereeing

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has asked for a meeting with the SA Football Association to discuss the matter of referees‚ league chairman Irvin Khoza has said.

Weak welcome for MSL at Newlands

But for the road closures and the glowing floodlights‚ few would have known there was a game on at Newlands on Thursday.

Better rate hints at improved top scorer tally

The impressive scoring rate this season seems to suggest that the the race for the Absa Premiership Golden Boot will be closely contested and that the elusive 20-goal barrier could be broken this season.

Djokovic’s hopes crushed as Federer serves up a masterclass

Roger Federer lit up the O2 Arena with a dazzling 6-4 6-3 defeat of Novak Djokovic to hand the Serb an early ATP Finals exit and wreck his bid to end the year ranked number one on Thursday.

DC bans Cape Town City midfielder Mpho Makola for six months

Cape Town City midfielder Mpho Makola has been handed a stiff sentence of a six-month ban for a push on the referee in his team’s penalties Telkom Knockout defeat against Kaizer Chiefs last month.

No troubles for Bafana catching their plane despite SAA strike

Bafana Bafana are on their way back from Ghana as their South African Airways (SAA) flight from Accra left as scheduled on Friday.

Ntseki says Bafana ‘could have had a draw’ against Ghana

Bafana Bafana “could have had a draw” against Ghana‚ coach Molefi Ntseki said after his team’s 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations defeat in Cape Coast on Thursday night.

Hamilton waiting on Wolff ahead of 2021 contract talks

Lewis Hamilton intends to stay in Formula One beyond 2020 but he said on Thursday he wanted to know Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff’s personal plans before agreeing any new deal.

Soweto derby a motivation for reserves

Kaizer Chiefs MultiChoice Diski Challenge (MDC) skipper Sabelo Radebe, 19, is confident Amakhosi reserves can still beat their rivals Orlando Pirates even without their coach Arthur Zwane.

SA U-23s will resist playing for a draw against Nigeria‚ says Notoane

Coach David Notoane says it will be a battle between a physical Nigeria and his more technically gifted South Africa when the teams clash in a winner-takes-all Group B encounter at the Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations on Friday night.

Buthelezi defends Welcome Ncita move

IBO junior-bantamweight champion Gideon Buthelezi has defended his promoter Ayanda Matiti from accusations that he undermined trainer Lucky Ramagole

'Can't Siya join the team?'- Mzansi isn't impressed with Bafana's loss to Ghana

South Africans hung their heads in shame after Bafana Bafana's 2-0 loss to Ghana during the Afcon 2021 qualifiers in Cape Coast on Thursday night.

League, Safa to tackle poor referees

The PSL wants to tackle the issue of poor refereeing once and for all. The quality of refereeing will be on the agenda of a meeting between the PSL and football governing body Safa.

After a meek loss against Ghana‚ Sudan can pose problems for Bafana

Having just returned from a meek loss away to Ghana‚ any thoughts that Sudan might provide some respite for Bafana Bafana in Sunday’s second 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at Orlando Stadium should be firmly put aside.

Keeping clean sheet is vital - Teboho Mokoena

Facing Nigeria in what is their last Group B fixture of the ongoing Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt tonight (8pm), SA need one point to qualify for the knockout phase.

A billion reasons for PSL clubs to smile

With the cash-flush Premier Soccer League (PSL) having recorded revenue of more than R1bn, member clubs are set to benefit in a major way from the financial windfall.

Ghana muscle past Bafana Bafana in Cape Coast

It was not the worst of starts for new Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki in his first competitive match, but it was not the best either as South Africa were out-muscled and out-manoeuvred by Ghana in a 2-0 defeat in Cape Coast on Thursday night.

Graeme Smith ends bid to join Cricket SA

Hopes that cricket in the country could soon turn a corner were dashed on Thursday when Graeme Smith withdrew his bid to join Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) staff.

Oosthuizen leads after opening-round charge at ‘Africa’s Major’

Home favourite Louis Oosthuizen produced a stunning birdie blitz to card a faultless nine-under-par 63 for a three-shot lead after the first round of the European Tour’s Nedbank Golf Challenge on Thursday.

The PSL announces R1 billion in revenue for the first time in the history of the league

The Premier Soccer League were able to post a revenue of R1-billion for the first time at a Board of Governors meeting in Johannesburg‚ PSL chairman Irvin Khoza announced afterwards.

Shaun Bartlett warns Bafana to brace for a tough game against Ghana

Former Bafana Bafana striker Shaun Bartlett remembers the goal he scored against Ghana in the semifinals of the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations as if it was yesterday.

Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung cautions against fans getting carried away

Kaizer Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung has urged fans and observers not to get carried away as the premiership leaders continue to set the pace after a blistering start to the season.

Khoza on why Madlala is still acting PSL CEO after four years: 'The clubs are making it difficult for me'

The clubs’ satisfaction with the job done by the Premier Soccer League's (PSL) acting CEO is what has made it difficult for chairman Irvin Khoza to appoint a full-time incumbent‚ he said four days after Mato Madlala went to four years in a temporary capacity in the position.

SA have a date with destiny against familiar foe Nigeria

South Africa have a date with destiny against a familiar foe on Friday when they tackle Nigeria in their final Group B game at the 2019 Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations‚ needing just a point to advance to the semifinals and stay on course for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Looming SA Airways strike could leave Bafana Bafana stranded in Ghana

Bafana Bafana face a tricky conundrum as they have to find a way past rivals Ghana in a crunch match in the Gold Coast on Thursday night and then try to figure out how to return home to South Africa on Friday morning.

Talks between Caf and Safa offer glimmer of hope to Bafana Bafana fans

The SA Football Association (Safa) and Confederation of African Football (Caf) are working to try to resolve a TV blackout in South Africa of Caf games so that fans in this country can view Thursday night’s match between Bafana Bafana and Ghana.

Percy Tau on the brink of joining select list of players headed by Benni McCarthy

Percy Tau will go into Thursday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana with nine goals in 23 appearances for Bafana Bafana‚ and on the brink of entering a select list of players.

'Amazing' Harden erupts for 47 points as Rockets down Clippers

James Harden was labeled “amazing” by Houston coach Mike D’Antoni after erupting in a fourth-quarter scoring spree to lead the Rockets to a 102-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

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