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Thursday, 26 February 2015 08:09

Amajimbos stun Eaglets in semis

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amajimbosThe South African National Under-17, the Amajimbos, sailed into the final of the 2015 Caf U-17 African Youth Championships with a 1-0 win over Nigeria in the Niger capital of Niamey on Wednesday.

It was a solid performance from the South Africans who are now 90 minutes away from being crowned African junior champions.

Monday, 23 February 2015 15:17

John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu in hospital

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defaultMoshoeuJohn ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu is reported to be in a critical condition at Charlotte Maxeke hospital where he has spent the last three weeks according to a press release published by the Sowetan.

The former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs striker, who has been out of the spotlight for s

iheanachoEnglish Premier League side, Manchester City, has launched a last-minute move to get Kelechi Iheanacho into Nigeria final squad for next month’s African Youth Championship in Senegal, reports.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:06

SA to host African Beach Soccer Championship

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beach-soccerSouth Africa, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal and Seychelles will take part in the Power Horse Beach Soccer African Trophy Durban 2015.

SERENA-AUSTRALIA-OPENIn front of a packed crowd on Saturday evening in Melbourne, Australia, battling both an illness and facing the No. 2 player in the world, Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open title, 6-3, 7-6(5). This was the 19th major title of her career, and it moved her a mere three Slams away from tying Steffi Graf atop the list of major winners.

Louis-figo-2The Portuguese former footballer Luis Figo has declared his intention to challenge Sepp Blatter for the Fifa Presidency.

“I care about football so what I’m seeing regarding the image of Fifa, not only now but in the past years, I don’t like it. Last year was a World Cup year, I was in Brazil, I saw the reaction of the fans regarding the image of Fifa.

Nest of_ChampionsWITH the Super Eagles victory over the Red Devils of Congo, the decider has finally come with an historic encounter with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Wednesday at the State-of-the-art Akwa Ibom Stadium nicknamed "The Nest of Champions" in Uyo.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 09:36

Bafana in Nigeria to Win, SA Coach Boasts

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shakes-mashaba-SA-CoachBafana Bafana Head Coach, Shakes Mashaba, and captain Dean Furman have expressed their desire to cap off their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with a memorable win in Nigeria.

Stephen-KeshiNigeria manager Stephen Keshi hailed his team's performance in Cape Town Wednesday despite their goalless draw against hosts South Africa in the second round of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

"The game was not bad. I thought it was good tactical play and good play by Bafana – a bit of improvement from my players, a lot better than what we did on Saturday," Keshi stated in the post-match press conference.

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 20:10

Pitso Mosimane: Ejike Something Else

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Ejike UzoenyiMamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is backing new signing Ejike Uzoenyi to succeed at Chloorkop, saying the Nigerian “is something else”.

Uzoenyi, who was formerly with Enugu Rangers, made his much-awaited Brazilians debut in the 2-0 win over AmaZulu in Pretoria on Sunday. Even though he only spent 15 minutes on the field, the speedy attacker showed flashes of brilliance.

“He is something else,” says Mosimane. “The liitle bit you saw, you can see what we have. He is not fit yet but we had to give him a little bit of time to play against AmaZulu.

EmenikeEmmanuel Emenike travelled a long road to get to Brazil, at times even on foot, and once stopping at a Turkish cell, but he made it to the World Cup.

It was a close run thing and there were times when such a scenario seemed more than just unlikely.

Yet at 27 years of age, Emenike will lead the line for Nigeria against France in the World Cup last 16 on Monday.

It was his goal against Malawi in a 2-1 World Cup qualification victory, following a brief international exile, that helped Nigeria through to the play-off round in which they ousted Ethiopia.

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