After the Ethiopians' June 8 match against Botswana, their coach, conceded that his team was lucky to return from Lobatse with maximum points
Gordon Igesund could run courses on what it means to have a thick skin and the art of making lemonade each time life serves you lemons.
A goal in each half lifted Bafana Bafana to a 2-0 win over Central African Republic in Cape Town on Saturday.
Bafana Bafana face the Central African Republic in a World Cup qualifier that they must win, says Carlos Amato.
Hosts South Africa's Afcon campaign came to an end in Durban, as they lost out 3-1 in the penalty shoot out against Mali.
Bafana are confident that the Moses Mabhida Stadium will stay lucky for them as they take on Morocco on Sunday.
Bafana Bafana's football has devolved into the equivalent of a vuvuzela chorus: plenty of huff and puff, but there's no tune, writes Carlos Amato.
Bafana Bafana kicked off the opening match against Cape Verde, but left millions of South Africans disappointed with the match drawn at 0-0.
Hosts South Africa and Cape Verde Islands drew 0-0 at Soccer City stadium in a lacklustre opening match of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
President Zuma has said the preparations put in place for the 2010 soccer world cup had eased the burden of hosting Afcon for South Africa.
Gordon Igesund and the team have one last chance to prove themselves ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations opener.
South Africa - tumbling down Fifa's rankings - can "shock people" and make a bold bid to win the African Cup of Nations, coach Gordon Igesund said.
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.
Two first half goals, and a second half penalty helped Bafana Bafana to a 3-1 victory over Malawi at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
The strength of the Zambian team is mutual respect, which is shared by their coach, who is happy to let their feet do (most of) the talking.
Gordon Igesund will travel to England to convince clubs there to release local players earlier to join the national squad ahead of Afcon tournament.
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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.
The luck of the draw has pitted African Cup of Nations hosts South Africa against debutants Cape Verde in the tournament's opening game next year.
Bafana captain Bongani Khumalo has paid tribute to the national team's assistant coach, Thomas Madigage, who was killed in a car accident in Limpopo.