The African Nations Cup will slip out of the national team's reach if they don't score big against Sudan.
Morocco has been ousted from next year's Africa Cup of Nations after calling for a postponement of the football tournament on Ebola concerns.
Despite the fact that the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations may not happen, heavyweights are still battling it out in the qualifiers for the coveted trophy.
Morocco could withdraw from hosting the Africa Cup of Nations, but South Africa will not take the baton, says Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.
Nigeria dismissed Stephen Keshi despite his side's home win against Sudan that kept them in the running to defend their African Cup of Nations title.
The continent's biggest footballing event is to kick off amid troubles ranging from dual-identity players to the spread of the Ebola virus.
Africa's football confederation has disqualified Rwanda from the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for fielding "ineligible" striker Dady Birori.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is investing in a new stadium as part of its bid to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
A stunning first-half display helped Nigeria book their place in the Afcon final by beating Mali 4-1 in the semifinal at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
The Africa Cup of Nations enters its semifinal stage in Durban with Nigeria and Mali set for an unexpected meeting in the east coast city.
Gordon Igesund would do well to retain May Mahlangu in an attacking position as the national team prepares to take on Mali.
Nigeria edged Dutch club Sparta Rotterdam 1-0 behind closed doors this weekend in a final warm-up match to 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has joined his Bafana Bafana teammates and coach Gordon Igesund, calling for support of the national team during Afcon.
Bafana skipper Bongani Khumalo says he has a difficult task on his hands as he tries to emulate 1996 Africa Cup of Nations winning captain Neil Tovey.
Favourites Cote d'Ivoire are among 14 qualifiers for the 2013 Cup of Nations, who begin preparations for the tournament with friendlies this week.
In this week's Weekend 101 Gordhan warns against government spending, Pussy riot is sent to a forced labour camp and Eskom asks for more money.
Every Nations Cup throws up a new constellation of talent. Which young prospects will rock South Africa in 2013? We picked five strong candidates.
Bafana Bafana's best chance at the Nations Cup is to emerge at the top of group A, but it will take some nifty footwork, argues Carlos Amato.