The Proteas' World Cup hopes hinge on fortune allowing their world-class players to keep shining.
The Chelsea striker is the sort of player you hate to play against but would still love to have in your team.
Star Proteas batsmen Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw both scored centuries to set up a massive victory for SA at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.
South Africa's campaign ended with a single point from three outings, which was more than enough to send Ghana and Algeria to the second round.
Serena Williams, after Venus' defeat, powered into the Australian Open semi-finals with a 6-2, 6-2 demolition of Dominika Cibulkova.
Maria Sharapova will advance to the semifinals in the Australian Open, but Rafael Nadal's hopes have been dashed by Roger Federer's conquerer.
The MTN-Qhubeka team, made up mostly of South Africans and Eritreans, will compete in the most gruelling race in cycling this year.
The West Indies gained their first win in the five-match cricket ODI series after they looked doomed to defeat several times.
Equatorial Guinea coach Esteban Becker says their achievement in reaching the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations is a "Cinderella story".
Kevin Anderson has expressed disappointment about his loss to Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.
"There is no way we cannot feel the pressure. But everyone is under pressure, even the opposition," coach Shakes Mashaba said.
Fathers, favourites and form: At different stages in their careers but Federer and Djokovic both have the Australian Open title in their sights.
The Proteas can use the last matches against the Windies to hone the skills of their reserves.
The small country has managed to pull off hosting the Africa Nations Cup with only two months' preparation time.
Bafana has what it takes to win but their technical team is ignoring the finer points of their game.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho told BBC radio he'd rather the Premier League keep its top players than see the likes of Steven Gerrard head to the US.
Tournament favourite Algeria avoided an unpleasant surprise at the African Cup of Nations on Monday, while four-time champion Ghana did not.