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A hurtful slap in the face for Celtic’s supporters

In the sale of the iconic Free State heroes and their relocation to KwaZulu-Natal, the fans who stood by Phunya Sele Sele unwaveringly have been blatantly snubbed and left poorer

How Tokyo 2020 tested Kenya’s running dominance and revealed future threats

The dual threat of migrant athletes from the East African region and the emergence of Uganda sends a powerful message that Kenya needs to look beyond its core strengths moving forward

Taiwan Le Mans 24 team told to remove national flag

China views Taiwan as part of its territory.

Q&A Sessions: Montjane: The unlikely tennis star

Kgothatso Montjane speaks to Athandiwe Saba about her becoming the first black woman South African player to reach the Wimbledon final, her ‘robotic’ leg, being a DJ and the love of her parents

Women’s football in Nigeria has a long history of defiance

Not only does the ongoing resistance point to the struggle and fighting spirit of Nigerian women, but it points to their resolve to achieve against odds

Screen Grab: Where were Messi’s friends when the chips were down?

From Leo to Rassie to Mourinho, the art of the endorsement commercial is in laughably bad shape

Olympics: Namibia’s sprinters highlight a flawed testosterone testing system

Dr Nana Adom-Aboagye from the Centre for Sport Leadership at Maties Sport (Stellenbosch University) researches African women and gender equity in sport. We asked her what issues the tests raise for African athletes

Bliss and brutality on the Tokyo track

South African sprinters are exciting prospects in an exhilarating new era, and they are young enough to be hitting their strides now

Wayde van Niekerk misses 400m final to compound SA pain

The world record holder was a medal hope but has ultimately been outrun by injury

What lies behind Africa’s elusive World Cup glory?

Men’s national football teams have done well in junior world tournaments, but that success hasn’t been replicated on the senior global stage. What causes this and how can it be corrected?

Tokyo Olympics: Your guide to Team SA

South Africa will be hoping to build on an impressive Rio, but face a number of challenges

Loyalty and loathing in the Champions League

As Al Ahly take on Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa’s greatest coach has been tasked with denying his homeland a sought-after star

NBA finals game four predictions

The NBA Finals African Blogtable brings together some of the top basketball minds from across the African continent sharing their thoughts on the Bucks-Suns finals series

Springbok’s 1974 defeat by British Lions recalled

Dugald Macdonald made his Springbok debut against the British Lions in 1974, a disastrous experience difficult to forget

Which team will be crowned the 2021 NBA Champion?

The NBA Finals African Blogtable brings together some of the top basketball minds from across the African continent to share their thoughts on the Bucks-Suns Finals series

Can Test cricket be saved from the Big Three?

Test cricket is broken because India, England and Australia, who dominate the format, eat alone at the main table while other Test-playing nations compete for crumbs. Can the World Test Championship change this?

Sport, the media and mental wellbeing

Players and journalists are necessarily intertwined, but there have to be more considerate and respectful ways to bring the game to spectators

Osaka crisis throws light on stars’ mental health and media ‘voyeurism’

The 23-year-old world number two, and four-time major winner, said she will now take a break from tennis, putting her participation at Wimbledon and even her home Olympics at risk
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