African soccer

 
Ganglands heroes don’t wear capes
Ganglands heroes don’t wear capes
They don’t have the superpowers of the state, police or military. They don’t have access to networks and resources such as well-established...
The secret of North Africa’s football dominance
The secret of North Africa’s football dominance
An air of familiarity engulfs the CAF Champions League semifinals. Title-holders Esperance de Tunis will host the 2015 winners, TP Mazembe from the...
‘Crazy’ Mzimela is Dikwena’s go-to guy
‘Crazy’ Mzimela is Dikwena’s go-to guy
THE REAL MAKOYAPlatinum Stars goalkeeper Mbongeni Mzimela is considered “a little crazy” but after netting two penalties to help Dikwena...
U-20 team boost SA’s future hopes
U-20 team boost SA’s future hopes
Put aside the distraction over the services of Wits striker Phakamani Mahlambi, South Africa’s 3-1 demolition of Cameroon in their opening match...
Life or death: What Afcon means to our football-mad continent
Life or death: What Afcon means to our football-mad continent
Some South Africans may give the biennial Africa Cup of Nations tournament a cursory glance, perhaps because of Bafana Bafana’s failure to...
​It’s Sundowns’ time to shine
​It’s Sundowns’ time to shine
The biblical Lazarus would surely not have minded another brief resurrection just to share in the euphoria that erupted in the wake of Mamelodi...
Sundowns trounces Amakhosi in title win
Sundowns trounces Amakhosi in title win
Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango saved two penalties as his side romped to a 3-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout final at Moses...
Pirates makes a super comeback
Pirates makes a super comeback
Orlando Pirates head coach Vladimir Vermezovic says his team has regained their fighting spirit, after they clawed their way back from a goal down...
Silva shines for City
Silva shines for City
The skill of seeing a football pitch as a field of endless angles rather than a north-to-south battlefield is beautifully expressed by David Silva,...
Tripoli ruled unsafe for international football
Tripoli ruled unsafe for international football
Libya's 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Comoros has been moved from Tripoli because of the country's political turmoil.
Getting too big for their boots
Getting too big for their boots
Hosni Mubarak, president of Egypt since 1981, won't quit office "until the last breath in my lungs and the last beat of my heart". With a sprinkling of other "big men" -- notably Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, Libya's Moammar Gadaffi and Cameroon's Paul Biya -- Mubarak represents a breed of...
Nigeria
Nigeria
Expectations are diminished for Nigeria, but it was not long ago that the Super Eagles were seen as the most likely African nation to reach the...

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