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China tires of foreign footie players
China tires of foreign footie players
The Chinese domestic league had been steadily growing by the time President Xi Jinping took office in 2012 and increasing attention was paid to...
Afcon 2017: Minnows set field on fire
Afcon 2017: Minnows set field on fire
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finally got underway in Gabon after months of uncertainty caused by reports that the country was not ready to host 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...
Cape Town City could pull off a 'Leicester'
Cape Town City could pull off a 'Leicester'
Telkom Knockout champions Cape Town City would be forgiven if they did not have a trophy cabinet waiting in their Cape Town offices before their...
Embattled Barça pin hopes on captain
Embattled Barça pin hopes on captain
The first El Clásico of the season kicks off when Barcelona meet Real Madrid on Saturday, and for two players at opposite ends of their careers...
Slice Of Life: 'I have no choice but to work hard for my son'
Slice Of Life: 'I have no choice but to work hard for my son'
“I don’t ever want to get married. I like to be single – I want to be independent. But I have a 12-year-old boy, Tefo. Eish, and I’m so proud...
Percy's golden boot wows Portugal
Percy's golden boot wows Portugal
He is fearless on the football field and when he runs with the ball it seems as though it is glued to his feet. He is speedy, agile and displays...
Where West Africa's hopes go to die
Where West Africa's hopes go to die
Many young, aspiring footballers see professional football, a multibillion-dollar global industry, as a pathway out of poverty.
'Downs' coach is realising the goal he set out for Bafana
'Downs' coach is realising the goal he set out for Bafana
When I was 12 years old, my father unloaded a pile of books on me, which a librarian at the local mobile library was kind enough to give to him. One...
​#SliceofLife: Erin Marney bends it like Beckham on the Under 11 soccer field
​#SliceofLife: Erin Marney bends it like Beckham on the Under 11 soccer field
It was prize-giving night at my school and we were told that our soccer team had to attend. I knew that meant we were going to get something – an...
Sundowns set to sweat when they challenge White Knights in Cairo
Sundowns set to sweat when they challenge White Knights in Cairo
Mamelodi Sundowns go from the freeze of a highveld winter to temperatures brushing up to 40°C amid the...
A sad loss but Wales are still winners
A sad loss but Wales are still winners
As Gareth Bale and his Wales team-mates bade farewell to Euro 2016, a commonly expressed hope was that their achievements in France would represent a...

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