It has been said that Bafana Bafana is a sleeping giant -- and, on the evidence of the 1-0 defeat against a disciplined, determined United States line-up in the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge game at Ellis Park on Saturday afternoon, the sleeping giant is still sleeping.
South Africa claimed their second sporting title within five days thanks to a 4-3 penalty shootout victory against Zambia in the Cosafa Castle Cup final on Wednesday. The success of Bafana Bafana following a goalless draw in Bloemfontein came five days after the Springboks lifted the Rugby World Cup with a 15-6 triumph over England in Paris.
SuperSport United held Kaizer Chiefs to a 0-0 draw in an entertaining Premier Soccer League game at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Sunday. Chiefs had the better chances and played with a swagger that had the hosts on the back foot for most of the game, but could not beat the superb Dennis Onyango in goal.