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Hero to villain? AB becomes the latest Protea to walk gauntlet of public scrutiny
Hero to villain? AB becomes the latest Protea to walk gauntlet of public scrutiny
The tide of sympathetic public opinion turned undeniably away from AB de Villiers this week when he confirmed that he would not just miss the...
Russell Domingo silences his critics
Russell Domingo silences his critics
When Gary Kirsten became national coach in 2012 and appointed Russell Domingo as his assistant, it was, to a degree, payback.
Proteas results prove that critics couldn't rustle Domingo
Proteas results prove that critics couldn't rustle Domingo
When Gary Kirsten became Proteas coach in 2012 and appointed Russell Domingo as his assistant he was, to a degree, returning the favour for the...
Mane-powered Senegal have last-eight place in sight
Mane-powered Senegal have last-eight place in sight
Sadio Mane-inspired Senegal will become the first qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals if they defeat upstarts Zimbabwe in...
More shocks as Morocco lose, Ivory Coast held
More shocks as Morocco lose, Ivory Coast held
Defending champions the Ivory Coast and Morocco on Monday became just the latest strongly fancied teams to fail to deliver at the Africa Cup...
Afcon 2017: Morocco coach Herve Renard eyes treble
Afcon 2017: Morocco coach Herve Renard eyes treble
The only certainty in hard-to-predict Group C of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) before the opening fixtures on Monday is that Morocco coach...
Algeria held despite Mahrez star turn, Senegal win
Algeria held despite Mahrez star turn, Senegal win
Riyad Mahrez scored twice but Algeria could only draw with outsiders Zimbabwe while Senegal got the first win of the Africa Cup of Nations on...
The future of South African cricket is black and bright
The future of South African cricket is black and bright
Just a few weeks in and 2017 has already been quite a year for transformation in cricket. When the Proteas completed an emphatic series win against...
Life or death: What Afcon means to our football-mad continent
Life or death: What Afcon means to our football-mad continent
Some South Africans may give the biennial Africa Cup of Nations tournament a cursory glance, perhaps because of Bafana Bafana’s failure to...
Afcon offers a chance to shine bright
Afcon offers a chance to shine bright
Fifa, world football’s overlord, has voted to expand the World Cup from 32 teams to 48 as of the 2026 showpiece in an effort to create a truly...
When Uganda last played in the Africa Cup of Nations, Idi Amin ruled
When Uganda last played in the Africa Cup of Nations, Idi Amin ruled
In an era when dictator Idi Amin would interrupt football training to offer advice and bundles of cash, Uganda made it all the way to the 1978...
Ronaldo wins Fifa's player of the year award
Ronaldo wins Fifa's player of the year award
Cristiano Ronaldo won Fifa's player of the year award for the fourth time on Monday, beating his old rival Lionel Messi who was pulled out of the...
A new giant slayer from ... where?
A new giant slayer from ... where?
The 2011 census of Great Britain counted 63 298 people living in the West Midlands town of Stourbridge. On Tuesday December 13, 2 250 of them...
Abbott, Rossouw have given up their right to play for SA, says Lorgat
Abbott, Rossouw have given up their right to play for SA, says Lorgat
On a day where the Proteas should have been celebrating their sterling victory over Sri Lanka, Cricket South Africa (CSA) instead announced that...
Kyle Abbott: The embodiment of the past, present and future of SA cricket
Kyle Abbott: The embodiment of the past, present and future of SA cricket
The past, the present and the future of South African cricket were all embodied in one man during the Newlands Test this week: Kyle Abbott.

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