May 26, 2017

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Mokotjo withdrawn from Bafana squad to meet Nigeria

FC Twente midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo has been withdrawn from the Bafana Bafana squad for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria through injury.

Bafana coach Baxter ropes in Manchester United scout to spy on Nigeria in France

Stuart Baxter has done his research on Nigeria while juggling two jobs‚ and knows he will need it with the Super Eagles having camped in France for three weeks ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Bafana Bafana.

Baxter expects Jali to show up for Bafana camps in shape

Stuart Baxter has said he expects Andile Jali‚ and all Bafana Bafana players‚ to be in shape when they arrive for national team camps.

WP Rugby lodge application for Newlands security certificate to guarantee All Blacks Test

Western Province Rugby confirmed on Friday that it has lodged an application for a venue safety certificate for Newlands under the new safety regulations issued in terms of the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act.

Why did Adidas snub serial PSL title winner Daine Klate?

Adidas South Africa have controversially snubbed a player they sponsor‚ Daine Klate‚ neglecting to post any congratulatory note on their Twitter page for the Bidvest Wits winger’s remarkable achievement of going to six Premier League titles.

Du Preez wants Sharks to end on a high against Stormers

Sharks coach Robert du Preez may have one less headache with his Stormers-based son not having to face the twins he coaches at the Sharks because of injury.

Orlando Pirates could be biggest losers

The Absa Premiership title race may be over but there's still a lot at stake heading into the final day of the season tomorrow.

Boxing action back in Eldos

Boxing returns to Eldorado Park tomorrow night where Victory Sports Productions will present an eight-bout nursery boxing tournament at Don Mateman Hall.

Ndongeni excited about his first fight in Cape Town

Charismatic and fearless former undefeated world boxing champion, Xolisani "Nomeva" Ndongeni, says he is excited to fight in Cape Town.

Semenya expected to shine

After South Africa claimed two victories coupled with meeting records in the opening two IAAF Diamond League races, the spotlight will be on Caster Semenya to keep the momentum going.

'You get wiser, recognition by playing in CAF'

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has highlighted the benefits of playing in the CAF Champions League ahead of what would be a must-win against Highlands Park at Makhulong Stadium tomorrow (3pm).

Amajita need a miracle

Had SA's Under-20 team won at least one of their two matches, they would have a better chance of advancing to the knockout phase of the Fifa U-20 World Cup in South Korea.

Coetzee doubtful for Ajax's final game of the season

Ajax Cape Town defender Rivaldo Coetzee is doubtful for Saturday’s crucial Absa Premiership clash at home to Baroka FC after suffering a hamstring tweak.

Football could play second or even third fiddle at a venue built for the World Cup‚ says Ajax Cape Town

Ajax Cape Town have indicated that they have stumbled on to reliable information that suggests they are about to lose their grip on Cape Town Stadium.

Baxter reveals he called Serero to explain the reasons behind his omission from Bafana squad

Stuart Baxter contacted Thulani Serero to inform the Ajax Amsterdam player that his lack of game time‚ and uncertainty over his next club destination‚ was the reason the midfield star was left out of the coach’s first Bafana Bafana squad.

Komphela deserves another chance at Chiefs‚ says Khune

Steve Komphela is a “very very good” coach who deserves another chance to prove his worth at Kaizer Chiefs despite two trophy-less campaigns‚ says goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune ahead of the last round of Absa Premeirship matches on Saturday.

Tembo chuffed at United's convincing away victory

With back-to-back matches against DRC giants TP Mazembe coming up, SuperSport United have done well to collect four points in their first two CAF Confederation Cup group matches to boost confidence and build momentum.

Sundowns rule over Vita in Kinshasa

Mamelodi Sundowns have made amends for their poor start in the CAF Champions League by beating AS Vita Club 3-1 Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa yesterday.

Amajita World Cup hopes floundering

The SA Under-20 team are in danger of crashing out of the Fifa World Cup at the first hurdle following their 2-0 Group D defeat to Italy yesterday.

Will Baxter opt for continuity?

As Stuart Baxter names the Bafana Bafnaa squad to face Nigeria in Uyo on June 10, we look at the options ahead of his announcement (11am today).

'I died before but now I want title'

Revived boxer Jared "Mr Hollywood" Silverman will face South African-based Tanzanian Hamisi Gulaka at the Isibaya Casino in Durban on Friday evening.

Naas Botha doesn't feel that Johann van Graan is ready to become the next Bulls head coach

Former Springbok flyhalf and Bulls legend Naas Botha doesn't feel that Johann van Graan is ready to become the next Bulls head coach.

Malcolm Marx yet to commit his immediate future to South African rugby

He is in a position to cement his place in the Springbok starting line-up‚ but Malcolm Marx is yet to commit his immediate future to South African rugby.

Man City star Toure to donate six-figure sum to Manchester attack victims

Manchester City’s Ivory Coast football great Yaya Toure is to donate along with his agent £100,000 to the victims and their families of Monday’s suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that killed 22 people and left more than 60 injured.

Robertson's fitness comments rub Springbok coach Coetzee up the wrong way

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee seemingly took offence at Scott Robertson's fitness comments‚ saying little attention should be paid to his predecessors.

We run the rule over the uncapped Bok players and what they could bring to the table

Of the eight uncapped players Springbok coach Allister Coetzee added to his squad yesterday‚ four of them are from the Lions.

SAFA president Jordaan claims Baxter is either earning same or less than Mashaba's R583,333 monthly salary

South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan has disputed reports that the new Bafana Bafana coach‚ Stuart Baxter‚ will be earning R1-million a month.

'I suffer with you' - United icon Cantona to Manchester

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona issued an emotional video tribute to the 22 people killed in Monday’s suicide bombing at a pop concert in the city he called home for five years.

Cape Town City look outside SA's borders for new recruits to bolster the team

Cape Town City will look outside of the country rather than within for new first team players next season with coach Eric Tinkler admitting they are scouring Africa for new recruits.

Generations actor Vuyo Dabula ventures into real boxing

Boxing should benefit from the popularity of ace Generations: The Legacy actor Vuyo Dabula.

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