Bernard Parker

 

Bafana thrash Thailand

Billy Cooper

Coach Carlos Alberto Parreira was a happy man on Sunday after Bafana Bafana hammered Thailand 4-0 at the new Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

Bafana thrash Thailand

Benni McCarthy back in Bafana squad

Sy Lerman

"Yo-yo man" Benni McCarthy is back in the Bafana Bafana squad to play Paraguay on March 26 -- strengthening the suspicion that the enigmatic striker requested coach Carlos Albero Parreira not to include him in the squad for the recent African Nations Cup tournament in Ghana.

Cosmos stuck at the bottom of the log

Shahied Joseph

Jomo Cosmos showed why they are at the bottom of the Absa Premiership table with another insipid performance against Thanda Royal Zulu at the Ackerville Stadium in Witbank on Saturday. The hosts, who lost 2-1, will remain at the bottom of the log until the season kicks off in February.

Bucs ship still flounders with De Gama at helm

Sy Lerman

Even with a new man at the helm in acclaimed former Platinum Stars coach Owen de Gama, the Orlando Pirates ship continued to flounder at Ellis Park on Wednesday night as the Buccaneers slumped to a 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat against Benoni Premier United after a dramatic Telkom Knockout game finished 1-1 after extra-time.

Majestic Ghana shatter SA's Olympic dream

Shahied Joseph

A bungling South Africa lost 3-1 to a majestic Ghana team in an Olympic soccer qualifier at the Olen Park Stadium in Potchefstroom on Saturday. Ghana striker Prince Tagoe scored twice and midfielder Obed Ansah netted a splendid goal to join Nigeria at the top of the three-team group competing for a place at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.