The Chelsea striker is the sort of player you hate to play against but would still love to have in your team.
The Bafana coach should rethink his selection policy and limit his insistence on subservience.
Bafana has what it takes to win but their technical team is ignoring the finer points of their game.
The small country has managed to pull off hosting the Africa Nations Cup with only two months' preparation time.
Form rates Cameroon, Tunisia and Senegal as the sides to watch, but African rankings point to Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana as champs.
It is a tall order for the South African team because all three opponents bring pedigree to the tournament and a tough physical presence.
Shakes Mashaba's regime has generated optimism around Bafana Bafana for the first time in more than a decade, but it is unclear if this is justified.
Former Fifa ref Keith Hackett has named five referees he says should be dropped from the English Premier League for "major errors" over Christmas.
South Africa kicks off in an Afcon group of death, of which the opponents are at least aware. Safa however is already happy with the placement alone.
Fifa and the South African authorities have shown little interest in confronting a scandal that weighs on Bafana's image.
Barcelona and Real Madrid lead the way on social media as Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool try to keep up.
Bafana coach Sahes Mashaba has confidence that Bafana Bafana will get through to the next round, despite a difficult draw.
Not for decades have the Soweto giants headed into the derby with such contrasting fortunes – Chiefs look unstoppable while Pirates are crumbling.
The young Belgian goalkeeper is thoroughly enjoying playing for José Mourinho after his three loan years at Atlético Madrid.
Frank Lampard believes teammate Sergio Aguero can be compared to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after his win against Bayern Munich.
It was the individual power and pace of Tokelo Rantie that swung the game in South Africa's favour. He now needs to work on consistency.