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SuperSport scrape past Benoni

SuperSport United recorded a 1-0 victory against a hapless Benoni Premier United in a Castle Premier Soccer League clash at the Germiston Stadium on Friday night. Katlego Mphela netted from the penalty spot in the 65th minute after Fikru Tefera was brought down by Nkosinathi Ngema outside the 18-yard area, but the referee adjudged the foul to have taken place inside the box.

Brace of goals leads to Birds’ exit from Supa8

SuperSport United winger Daine Klate scored twice to secure a semifinal berth in the SAA Supa8 tournament for his team as they beat Moroka Swallows 2-1 at the Olympia Stadium in Rustenburg on Saturday. Klate netted either side of the break after Swallows striker Alton Meiring scored in the ninth minute.

Josephs gives Parreira’s mini-camp the thumbs-up

Bidvest Wits University goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs believes the two-day mini-camp for aspiring Bafana Bafana players is an excellent opportunity for those who want to represent their country at the 2010 Soccer World Cup. ''We have so many players who can play for Bafana and too little time to see who is best in the 11 positions,'' said Josephs.

Lack of goals concerns Parreira

Bafana Bafana coach Carlos Alberto Parreira named 23 players -- including six strikers -- for a mini-camp that will give fringe players a chance to show that they have what it takes to represent the national team in 2010. Parreira is hoping he and his staff will be surprised when they put members of the mini-camp squad through their paces on Monday and Tuesday.

Meiring settles in at Swallows

Former Golden Arrows striker Alton Meiring has joined Moroka Swallows at their pre-season camp and impressed coach Ian Gorowa so much that he will travel to Germany with the squad to play in the inaugural Volkswagen Cup. Swallows will face Vfl Wolfsburg next Wednesday in a tournament sponsored by the German car manufacturer.

‘Only God can stop World Cup in SA’

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says only God can stop South Africa from hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Blatter is in the country to assess the progress made by South Africa in reconstructing stadiums or building new ones to host the world's biggest sporting event.

Can Ajax do it again?

Can Ajax do it again? That is the question leading up to Saturday's Absa Cup soccer final between Mamelodi Sundowns and Ajax Cape Town in Durban. It will be the fourth time the two sides meet this season, and in the three previous encounters Ajax got the better of the Premier Soccer League champions.

Moon ‘fit, ready and excited’ for Absa Cup final

Ajax Cape Town winger Bryce Moon is fit, ready and very excited to take on Mamelodi Sundowns in the Absa Cup final on Saturday in Durban. The Pietermaritzburg-born player is hoping to put in a match-winning performance for his family and friends who will be at the match, and especially for the Bafana Bafana selectors.

Cosmos look to Stars for Supa8 entry

Jomo Cosmos held Mamelodi Sundowns to a 0-0 draw at a vibrant match at Loftus in a Castle Premiership clash on Wednesday evening. The 2006/07 league champions rested Calvin Marlin, Godfrey Sapula and Josta Dladla for a game which was meaningless to the Tshwane team.

Igesund takes no risks against Cosmos

''I have to do what is right for the club, our supporters and Sundowns as a brand, but at the same time I'm not going to risk any of our key players for this game.'' That's the view held by Mamelodi Sundowns' five-time league-winning coach Gordon Igesund of his team's purposeless clash against Jomo Cosmos on Wednesday.

SuperSport, Celtic share the spoils

SuperSport United and Bloemfontein Celtic earned a point each after they drew 2-2 in their Castle Premier Soccer League clash at the Loftus Versfeld on Sunday. The result means SuperSport jump to fifth while Celtic remain in eighth place. Kaizer Chiefs, who beat Maritzburg United 3-0, stay in ninth with 42 points.

Lively Cosmos down sluggish Ajax

Jomo Cosmos convincingly beat Ajax Cape Town 3-0 in a Castle Premiership clash played at the Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa on Saturday. Cosmos left-back Sydney Plaaitjies scored the first goal in the 29th minute, Innocent Ntsume doubled the lead three minutes before halftime and Davies Mwape sealed victory.

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