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Why Bafana haven’t repeated their 1996 success

It’s been 25 years since South Africa lifted the Africa Cup of Nations. Instead of dawning a new era, Bafana Bafana went backwards in spite of the country’s footballing wealth and infrastructure

South African football has lost a feminist in Anele Ngcongca

The Bafana Bafana defender valued women who loved sport

World Cup review, Part II: The trials of group A and Bafana’s lasting legacy

With a world-class gauntlet laid out in front of them, could South Africa make an expectant nation proud?

10 years on: The legacy of the 2010 World Cup

In the first part of our new series, we take a look at the goal that has played on loop in our heads and on TV channels for the last decade

Sport audit 2019: How SA’s national football teams performed

Banyana have failed to live up to expectations, while Bafana might just be finally coming good

How Bafana found a backbone

South Africa’s squad has built up core strength and benefits will trickle down to the newcomers

Bafana kick off manic week as Ntseki continues to forge identity

South Africa’s new coach has heavy travel to contend with as he targets a good start to Afcon qualifying

Ntseki hustles to make his mark

After an interrupted start, the new Bafana coach has only one friendly to prepare for Afcon qualifiers

Bafana’s will to improve on goalscoring

The national side scored just three goals at Afcon, but they have strikers who have whetted their boots in the PSL and are ready to shoot for glory

Amakhosi eye long reign on top

Rated poorly before the start of the PSL season, Kaizer Chiefs have thus far been undefeated — and they’re still hungry

Ntseki vows unity from his hot seat

Can Bafana’s new coach deliver us a national side free free of arrogance and lapses in concentration?

The shame of being a South African in the rest of Africa

Once upon a time, being a South African in the rest of Africa was a get-out-of-jail-free card. Now we are viewed with anger. And we deserve it

Baxter resigns as Bafana coach

The 65-year-old has called time on his management of the national squad

Bra Sam deserved more than Cele’s visit

The Meyiwa family still has no answers, despite Senzo’s murder having been witnessed by a house full of people

Flattering boos for Bafana Bafana

Stadium animosity at the Afcon match against Nigeria proved that despite the loss, our national men’s team is tasting relevance again

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