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Why losing the African Cup of Nations is a heavy blow for Cameroon
Why losing the African Cup of Nations is a heavy blow for Cameroon
The proud footballing nation of Cameroon is under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. This follows the announcement that they have been
Transformation report: Rugby still lagging behind
Transformation report: Rugby still lagging behind
There is a glimmer of hope at the end of a long sports transformation tunnel. This was the message delivered at the release of the 2016/17...
Da Gama dreams big with his Lions
Da Gama dreams big with his Lions
Sitting on the sidelines of a football practice match feels a lot like being ringside at a sparring session. An amateur shows up pumped, equipped...
Banyana captain earns her stripes in the US
Banyana captain earns her stripes in the US
More than 140 international appearances and captaining her team for the last five years meant nothing when Janine van Wyk showed up for her first day...
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...
​#SliceofLife: Erin Marney bends it like Beckham on the Under 11 soccer field
​#SliceofLife: Erin Marney bends it like Beckham on the Under 11 soccer field
It was prize-giving night at my school and we were told that our soccer team had to attend. I knew that meant we were going to get something – an...
[Slideshow]Brazil kicks off the 2014 Fifa World Cup
[Slideshow]Brazil kicks off the 2014 Fifa World Cup
The country has welcomed the 23 qualifying teams that will take part in this year's Cup. But not all Brazilians are happy to play host.
Banyana Banyana thump Botswana 4-0
Banyana Banyana thump Botswana 4-0
Goals from woman-of-the-match Leandra Smeda, who scored a brace, and veteran Portia Modise put Banyana in the driving seat in the first...
Wits thrash AmaZulu, Maritzburg squeeze past Stars
Wits thrash AmaZulu, Maritzburg squeeze past Stars
Papy Faty bagged a brace as a 10-man Bidvest Wits team thrashed AmaZulu 4-1 in their Nedbank Cup last-16 encounter at the Princess Magogo Stadium...
Running the Congo gauntlet will test Chiefs
Running the Congo gauntlet will test Chiefs
The inhospitableness of the Congolese reached such epidemic proportions just over a decade ago that their football team was banned from participating in African club competitions for a year....
Igesund names 'strongest' Bafana squad for Brazil friendly
Igesund names 'strongest' Bafana squad for Brazil friendly
Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund
Obdurate clubs leave Bafana high and dry
Obdurate clubs leave Bafana high and dry
The preparations for the upcoming African Nations Championship (Chan) sum up why it is possible that a country with South Africa's resources...

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