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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.
Elgar century leads Proteas fightback
Elgar century leads Proteas fightback
Dean Elgar's century and a quickfire 68 from Quinton de Kock lifted South Africa to 297 for six on the opening day of the second Test against Sri...
Dean Elgar leads South Africa back into the breach in second test against Sri Lanka
Dean Elgar leads South Africa back into the breach in second test against Sri Lanka
An unbeaten 76 from opener Dean Elgar led a South African fightback as they reached 147 for four at tea on the opening day of the second test...
South Africa need five wickets to win first test
South Africa need five wickets to win first test
South Africa need five wickets on Friday to secure victory in the first test after Sri Lanka provided dogged resistance and were 240 for five at...
[Updated] JP Duminy powers South Africa to 174-2 at tea
[Updated] JP Duminy powers South Africa to 174-2 at tea
Two quick wickets after lunch failed to stem the flow of runs as South Africa reached 174 for two at tea on the opening day of the first test...
Football’s changing of the guard
Football’s changing of the guard
History doesn’t win matches. It certainly doesn’t win titles. But the Soweto giants seem to have forgotten this, ushering in an era in which...
Young Ones come into their own
Young Ones come into their own
In a bleak year worldwide, at least South African cricket supporters had something to cheer about — a triumphant Proteas performance down...
A year of big-money deals for sports stars
A year of big-money deals for sports stars
This year money flooded into sport faster than ever before and flooded out in the shape of fatter salaries for the stars, who have become multimillion dollar business brands....
The year of competing dangerously
The year of competing dangerously
Patriotism does to the brain what sugar does to the belly: it makes it happy and it makes it soft. To invest a slice of your personal pride in your...
​Indian football a slumbering giant
​Indian football a slumbering giant
The size of the task facing Dutchman Piet Hubers when he agreed to help develop grass-roots football in India quickly became apparent with one...

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